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Fairmont Beijing Hotel features a vibrant modern design, with traditional Chinese design touches and a rose and gold color palette. Inside the hotel’s distinctive façade, paneled in reflective rose gold glass and shaped like a bridge, the two-story lobby is a sea of heavily veined beige marble, with maroon area rugs underneath velvet-upholstered armchairs. Gilded desks sit at either end of the lobby, forming the reception and concierge areas, with black lacquered bases and tapered gold lamps on top. An enormous trio of paintings of a pink lotus flower provide a backdrop for guests checking in, opposite a wooden grid with colored glass balls, a riff on the gold knobs on old imperial gates. Hanging from the ceiling is a striking abstract orange glass ribbon installation that stretches nearly the length of the lobby, which has an open glass balcony on the second floor and a sun-drenched lounge at the back. Guest room corridors at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel are more intimate, with Chinese sideboards, gilt-framed paintings of swimming goldfish and patterned rose gold-paneled elevators. Offering a view of the city from the 20th floor skybridge, the Fairmont Gold lounge features gold velvet upholstery on the sofas and armchairs, along with multi-tiered gold lanterns hanging from the high ceiling.