This was my first time visiting China. I’ve traveled all around the world, including all over Asia, but never have I visited the motherland! My first stop was the Ritz Carlton in Beijing. There are actually two Ritz Carlton hotels in the city. Don’t get this hotel confused with the Ritz Carlton Financial Street. This hotel is located in the central business district and very near the Dawang subway station.
I arrived in the evening from Seoul, Korea and the staff was waiting me at the airport for a super speedy pickup! The BMW they picked me up with was equipped with Wi-Fi and very comfortable. If you want to enjoy the finer things in life, I would highly recommend you get an airport transfer!
Upon arrival, I was greeted by the Ritz Carlton team and checked-in right in my Club Suite! Entering the hotel as well as my room was very thrilling. The entire hotel has a beautiful luxurious feeling that I love. Chandeliers and gold mesmerize Pierre. I like shiny things.
The hotel was built in 2007 with timeless luxury styling throughout. I felt like the Club Suite could easily be my home. In the bedroom they used beautiful wallpaper that gave a sense of the good life. The bathroom was as big as a bedroom with multiple sinks, a huge bathtub and TV. Very large closets with plenty of storage space. Fantastic!
The Ritz Carlton Beijing really went above and beyond and I truly appreciated it. Throughout my stay they served me extra treats including some cookies, macarons and other sweets to put a smile on my face and belly.
Along with the beautiful rooms, they also have beautiful facilities. My suite was a Club Room as I mentioned, so I had access to the Executive Club lounge which is also on the 16th floor. This is a very well-equipped lounge with breakfast in the morning, lunch and of course dinner and happy hour in the evening. The food was acceptable but could use a little improvement for breakfast. When I say you don’t have to leave the hotel, you really don’t! Okay, you should leave the hotel to explore the city, but it’s so comfortable inside, I didn’t want to leave.
The spa and fitness center really impressed me as well. You’ll have a chance to read about my Chinese traditional massage in a separate article. The pool is very long and beautiful in both day and night. The gym is spacious and has most of the equipment you will need. There are 3 types of cardio equipment and free weights as well. There aren’t extensive weight machines, but for most people, including myself, it was quite sufficient.
Overall, I must say that I was thoroughly impressed with my stay. From start to finish I enjoyed every moment, especially the airport pickup and welcome gifts! I truly appreciate the property’s classic style. The new Ritz Carlton hotels have a more modern theme but I must say that I prefer this style much more! This hotel is exactly what I think of when I think of a luxury hotel. I can without a doubt highly recommend you to stay at the Ritz Carlton in Beijing!
83A Jian Guo Road, China Central Place, Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100025 China
Phone: +86 10 5908 8888