Thursday, 2 July 2009

Beijing Boutique Hotel: The Emperor

The Emperor Hotel is one of the few boutique hotels located right in the heart of Old Beijing. It is located close to the Eastern walls of the Forbidden City. Therefore, from the roof top of the hotel, from the gym & spa and the Yin Bar, you have fantastic views! Wangfujing Road, the pedestrian international shopping street with some other luxe hotels and Tiananmen Square are in walking distance.

Stylish rooms combining traditional culture and modern fashion. Complimentary 24h butler service for all rooms, flatscreen TV, Wireless Internet access, free minibar (?!) ...

The Emperor Suite - located on the South West corner of the hotel offers an exclusive private view on the Forbidden City - about 3999,00 CNY.

The gym & spa on the roof top with views over old Beijing, outdoor wading pool, hot tub and massage rooms.

The Yin Bar with views over the Forbidden City - you can rent the place for special occasion! - the photo was taken in June 2008, when we thought about hosting our farwell party here.

While looking up The Emperor on the www for actual pictures, I found often these two wrong information:
1) The Emperor Hotel is not the first Design Hotel in Beijing. It only opened in summer 2008, long after the Hotel Kapok which is another hipp boutique hotel in the neighbourhood of Old Beijing.
2) The Emperor Hotel is not located inside the Forbidden City

The Emperor
33 Qihelou Street
Dongcheng District
100006 Beijing, PR CHINA

55 rooms including 9 suites

about 75 Euro (Superior Room) to 400 Euro (Emperor Suite)

Graft Label

You might also like my post about Hip Hotels in China


Marc van der Chijs said...

Cool place, will check it out next time I'm in Beijing. I especially like the roof terrace with plunge pool & view.

Yoli said...

I think it is lovely. It is exactly what I look for in a hotel. Definitely something to check out when I return to Beijing.

- Suzie - said...

I am glad that I can still give insiders a new spot !

May said...

I just found out about your blog. Beijing is my hometown. It's so nice to see your posts when I'm far away from home!

Jaco Beach said...

Beautiful boutique hotel, China has change indeed, it is a shame it is difficult for most people to visit this outstanding country.

Borneoboy said...

This looks amazing ! It's a pity I missed it during my recent trip to Beijing in May. I went to The Opposite House designed by Kengo Kuma. It's another very beautiful boutique hotel.

- Suzie - said...

Hi Borneoboy,
I saw the website of the Opposite House and I thougt, this could be my hotel ! It is in the heart of Sanlitun and this is an area I really like !
Thanks for your hint!

- Suzie - said...

In the meantime I can confirm, the Opposite House is the best choice when you want to stay in Sanlitun!


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