The Aman at Summer Palace is a serene retreat just steps form the East Gate of Beijing’s Summer Palace, and the perfect place to discover Beijing. Aman is also close to cultural landmarks including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the hutongs, as well as the more contemporary features of Beijing such as its restaurants, art galleries and shopping opportunities.
The Aman at Summer Palace is housed in a series of pavilions, some dating back over a century, interspersed with peaceful inner courtyards with traditional Chinese architecture. Accommodation comprises a combination of suites and rooms in a bewildering choice of styles, but the overall picture is of internal courtyards, stately pathways separating formal gardens, shaded by bamboo trees. Furniture and accessories are crafted from traditional materials, such as bamboo screens and blinds floors are finished in Jin clay, and ceilings are open to exposed roof beams. Guestrooms feature king-size or twin beds, Ming Dynasty style armoires, and bathrooms with twin vanities, and separate showers. Suites have island bathtubs, daybeds, reading chairs and writing desks, while Deluxe Suites have separate living and sleeping areas, with king-sized four-poster beds, and a dressing rooms adjacent to the bathroom. The Imperial Suite has its own spa treatment room, a private courtyard, and two other pa
The Aman Spa is a 5,000sq m complex located under the resort, with a 25m indoor lap pool, a 300 sq m Gym with technogym equipment, two squash courts, and a juice bar. Fitness consultants are available to offer personal training and squash partners. There are naturally lit pilates and yoga studios, and the spa has nine treatment rooms where you can indulge in the extensive menu of therapies, facials, body scrubs and other treats. There is a well stocked library, a cinema, with 37 reclining leather seats and 21 sq m screen, and a boutique offering artifacts and textiles. Wi-Fi is available throughout all suites and public areas. Outside the resort, culture vultures can explore the four World Heritage Sites of Summer Palace, Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall; browse the craftsmanship of Beijing – from imperial style snuff bottles and carved lacquerware, bronze, bows, tapestries, embroidery, traditional kites – and ecplore the protected hutongs – maze-like alleys o
The Chinese restaurant offers traditional Cantonese cuisine for lunch a dinner, in a lassic Ming-Dynasty style setting over nine frooms including six intimate spaces for private dining, while the Grill features Western cuisine including steak and seafood. Naoki serves French kaiseki cuisine, which combines French and Japanese techniques, and is prepared in front of guests around the counter. The Lobby is located in the reception area, and serves Continental breakfast, afternoon tea and light lunch and dinner, in a relaxed courtyard setting. The Relfection Pavilion offers a peaceful terrace overlooking a lotus pond, and the Cigar Room offers a wide range of premium cigars. The Music Pavilion hosts performances and private dining.
1 Gongmenqian StreetSummer PalaceBeijingChina