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Unfortunately for Four Seasons Hotel Beijing, the nicest of the city’s four seasons — spring and autumn — are also the two shortest ones. Generally speaking, April to June and September to November are the most comfortable periods in the city. Summer gets stiflingly hot; it’s no wonder the Qing emperors and their entourage would decamp north for the season. Winter brings out the thermals and bobble hats, with locals warming up nightly around cauldrons of spicy soup in the city’s hot pot restaurants. Expect to find more competitive rates and the most enticing offers from the Beijing hotel in the quietest months (January and February, including Chinese New Year), with prices steady for the rest of the year.