A grand capital city hotel
Splashed in bold red hues with plenty of gilded accents, this hotel, which is managed by Shangri-La, brings old-school Chinese glamour to a modern setting above the China World Center shopping center. Rooms at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel have flat-screen TVs, duvet-topped beds, workspaces with Herman Miller chairs and unique touches like a pillow menu and marble baths. The Lobby Lounge, with its Chinese antiques and fabrics and live piano music, is an elegant spot for tea or cocktails. A sprawling fitness center has squash courts, an indoor pool, table tennis, an aerobics studio with a full menu of classes, and indulgent locker rooms with saunas and steam rooms.