North West from the centre of Beijing, 15 km from the Forbidden City, lies a peaceful
retreat adjacent to the East Gate of the Summer Palace grounds. Aman at Summer Palace is
housed in a series of dwellings, most of which date back over one hundred years. Some of
the original dwellings were used by guests of the Summer Palace awaiting an audience with
the Empress Dowager Cixi.
Reflecting traditional Chinese architecture, the rooms and the suites respect the style of the Summer Palace but have incorporated all modern comfort. The establishment offers a selection of restaurants and relaxation areas together with a luxurious Spa. Built in 1750, the Summer Palace is a superb property, studded with palaces turned towards Lake Kunming. Aman at Summer Palace offers a wide range of accommodation. The suites surround an internal courtyard, featuring an intricate latticework of pathways, separating formal gardens and trees.
The aesthetic references draw upon traditional materials, architecture and design. Floors are finished in polished Jin clay tiles, the ceilings are exposed to wooden roof beams and structural columns. Elegant and simple the rooms and suites recall the life of a bygone era. The inner courtyard opens out onto two elegant restaurants in Ming dynasty design, reflecting in a tranquil pond. The only place to stay when you are visiting Peking.
Rooms and prices
From 435 to 3000 euros
Restaurant and Bar
Spa with 9 treatment rooms, yoga and Pilates, beauty salon and hair salon.
Indoor 25 m swimming pool, 300 m² fitness room, 2 squash courts and a juice bar. Personal trainer.
24-hour room service, library with WiFi Internet connection. Chinese calligraphy. Theatre with 37 seats. Boutique and sightseeing tours.