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You’ll want to work up a sweat at China World Summit Wing, Beijing, if only to have an excuse to use the locker room and its many amenities. Inside the gray-and-white stone-tiled space, which connects the gym and pool areas, you’ll find full-sized, programmable lockers containing a robe and pair of plastic slip-on shoes. Definitely put them on before heading to the adjacent green-tiled, herbal steam room (its ceiling features cutouts resembling stars that change color) or the laconium, a sauna-like room that slowly heats up your body temperature and has a wall illuminated by a turquoise and. If you’d rather be cool than hot, though, take a dip in the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel's indoor infinity lap pool, which offers sights of Beijing skyscrapers on sunny days. Or if you’d simply prefer to relax after pumping some iron, you’ll find four beds with adjustable televisions just near the lockers, where you can rest and rejuvenate your limbs.
While we personally prefer lathering off in the luxury hotel’s sumptuous bathrooms, the stone showers in the locker room are notably spacious and come stocked with all the bath and shower products you’d need. Alongside the white towels embroidered with the Shangri-La logo, you’ll even mouthwash, baby powder, personal combs, deodorant and more atop the dark marble vanities — all of these leave you feeling fresher than before you began your workout.