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Aman at Summer Palace

Amanresorts prides itself on historical and cultural accuracy, and it spared no expense at this Beijing property, which abuts one of the city's most significant historic sites.
ADDRESS
1 Gongmenqian Street, Summer Palace, Beijing, China

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Updated on September 3, 2014

Amanresorts prides itself on historical and cultural accuracy, and it spared no expense at this Beijing property, which abuts one of the city's most significant historic sites. Around 400 craftsmen and preservation experts were hired to restore the courtyards and pavilions of the Qing dynasty dwellings that house most of the 51 rooms and suites. Details such as hand-painted clay tiles from Yunnan province—similar to the ones found in the Forbidden City—Ming-style armoires, rickshaws and carved screens transport guests to a different era. As a testament to the resort's success, moneyed locals fill the rooms on the weekends, while the three restaurants lure residents and tourists alike. Not all the appeal lies in the imperial touches: we spotted a fleet of retro Phoenix bikes at the ready for guests looking for some real local flavor.

Tel:
+86 10 5987 9999

Website: amanresorts.com

 

Published on Nov 9, 2010

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