Aman at Summer Palace

Beijing's picturesque garden estate
VERIFIED LUXURY
If you’re looking for a tranquil setting, visit Aman at Summer Palace in the sprawling city of Beijing. Aman features airy luxurious suites surrounding a scenic garden courtyard. Suites have both a bedroom and living area, with plenty of seating to unwind with a good novel or a cocktail. Each room features king sized beds, large wardrobes and relaxing neutral color palettes throughout.

Head to one of the hotel’s four restaurants, which includes the Japanese restaurant serving French kaiseki fare in an open kitchen or opt for traditional Cantonese cuisine at the Chinese Restaurant. After dinner, head to the bar situated inside of the Reflection Pavilion, which also offers a cigar room.

The Spa at Aman shouldn’t be missed as it offers the ultimate in relaxation with calming treatments, a lap pool, steam rooms and a fitness center.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The beautiful grounds and scenic courtyards of the resort are only 9 miles northwest of Beijing’s city center, which is an approximately 30- to 45-minute drive.
  • While visiting the world’s oldest city, you’ll want to see sites like the Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven and the famed narrow streets, which are all close to the resort.
  • The 260-year-old Summer Palace, the gates of which sit at Aman Summer Palace’s doorstep, is one out of the six UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Beijing.
Things to Know
  • If you have to cancel your reservation at Aman at Summer Palace, do so prior to three days before your expected arrival to avoid any fees.
  • The serene pond situated between the Music Pavilion and the Reflection Pavilion freezes during the winter and offers a nice and relaxing setting for private dining.
  • The resort regularly invites experts to demonstrate traditional arts such as calligraphy, paper cutting and kite making. It’s good to call ahead to find out their visitor’s schedule so you can plan your trip accordingly.
  • Consider visiting this Four-Star resort during the fall, as conditions are often sunny and dry from September through November. Rainfall can be very common during the summer months.


The Rooms
  • Aman at Summer Palace was originally used by guests of the actual nearby palace; so set your budget expectations accordingly, as the price for an average guest room is $700 a night, while a suite can range from $950 to $3,900 a night.
  • This peaceful resort combines Asian culture, traditional Chinese architecture and a feeling of total relaxation with the modern comforts you’d want in a luxury destination.
  • A suite worth mentioning is the Imperial, which includes a private pavilion with a living area, private dining area and a spa treatment room, which are all set around an enclosed courtyard, living/study pavilion and a formal pavilion.
The Look
  • The entire property aims to provide a calming and peaceful setting while immersing guests in traditional Chinese design. Suites surround internal courtyards, pathways and bamboo and indigenous trees.
  • Each room has its own layout but guests can be sure to expect king-size beds, daybeds, reading chairs and writing desks, floors finished in Jin clay tiles.
  • In the larger Imperial Suite, original wooden beams can be seen as you look up towards its high ceilings and Ming Dynasty-inspired furniture exudes elegance and charm.
Amenities
24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Restaurants
Spa
Getting There
1 Gongmenqian Street, Beijing, China
TEL86-10-5987-9999
NEARBY AIRPORT(S)
PEK (40 min)