The grande dame of Beijing hotels, the elegant St. Regis Beijing, which was renovated in early 2008, delivers white-glove service from arrival to departure. The concierge staff is particularly adept at arranging car services or tours and can steer you to the city’s best shops and restaurants. Twice-daily butler service keeps the rooms sparkling and neat, from fresh flowers in the bedroom to fluffy, high-quality towels in the marble-clad bathrooms. The fitness center includes an indoor pool, classes such as tai chi and yoga, and 24-hour access to the squash courts and putting range. Dining options within the hotel include Danieli, an upscale Italian dining room, and the Astor Grill, which offers alfresco dining in summer months.