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Grand Hyatt Beijing, Beijing

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
Beijing, China, Asia
1 East Chang An Avenue
China 100738
Tel: 86 10 8518 1234's insider take:

With a prime central location adjacent to Wangfujing shopping street, this vast hotel has been popular with business and leisure travelers since it opened in 2001. The showstopper here is the over-the-top Club Oasis, with its massive waterfall-studded indoor pool and courtyard surrounded by stone columns, teak furniture, and a jungle of potted plants. Overhead, the kitschy "virtual sky" ceiling changes colors by day and breaks out in faux stars at night. In comparison, the 825 guest rooms, decorated with black-and-white photographs and minimalist, earth-toned furniture, are comfortable though uninspired. The on-site eating and drinking options include Redmoon, a swank sushi and cocktail bar, and Made in China restaurant for superb Peking duck.

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Overall Score: 88.7
  • Design: 89.6
  • Food: 84.0
  • Location: 89.1
  • Rooms: 90.8
  • Service: 89.9
Minutes from the Forbidden City, this curved, glass high-rise is a short walk from the shops of Wangfujing. "Divine rooms" have rich woods and local art. At Made in China, the food (Peking duck, Szechuan chicken) is "standard fare, but the presentation stands out." Staff take the initiative: "The concierge came to our room and resolved our long-distance calls dispute."

(825 rooms)
—2011 Gold List

Amenities: Pool

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