Rosewood Beijing Will Open in October
Beijing is adding a few more big names to its roster of hotels this fall: the W should arrive after some major delays in by the end of the month and Rosewood Hotels is set to open its first Chinese hotel in October.
What slightly confuses us is that on the weekend we were able to make reservations from October 20, but right now the availability calendar is blocked out well into 2015. We’ll just assume that’s a temporary glitch and not an indication of the opening date being at risk.
When it does open, Rosewood Beijing will have 283 rooms opposite the twisting CCTV Tower by Rem Koolhaas. Above an impression of what you’ll find inside, which we saw – and liked – for the first time a year ago: clean lines, dark woods, whites, and a bit of burnt orange (cognac?) in the swivel chair. There is of course a variety of rooms and suites, including a number of Spa Suites that have in-room treatment areas.
You won’t be short of places to eat and drink either: Bistrot B serves European and Asian dishes throughout the day, with Bistrot Lounge adding a pastry counter. RED BOWL (in caps, yes) is the hotel’s Chinese hot pot restaurant, Country Kitchen focuses on Northern Chinese specialties, and The House of Dynasties completes the range with Cantonese cuisine. Lastly, MEI serves cocktails, tapas, and sushi with views of the CCTV Tower.
When in need of some relaxation, whether you’re staying in one of the Spa Suites or not, there is a Sense Spa, pool, yoga studio, and fitness centre.
Additional Rosewood hotels are coming to Sanya and Guangzhou, both planned for 2017. Closer to home, we’re mostly excited for the rebirth of Hotel de Crillon in Paris; that should be next year.
[Photos: Rosewood Hotels]