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Waldorf Astoria Beijing opens as second Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts hotel in China

Hilton Worldwide and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Waldorf Astoria Beijing, marking the second Waldorf Astoria hotel in China and the brand’s continued international expansion.  An expression of its unique location, Waldorf Astoria Beijing features 176 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites, three unique restaurants, including Peacock Alley, Brasserie1893 and  Zijin Mansion, 796 square metres of function meeting space, a spa and fitness centre with heated indoor swimming pool.  The hotel is operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by China Oil & Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO).

“Waldorf Astoria Beijing is the epitome of luxury, a true expression of Beijing’s heritage and unique culture in a location providing global travellers with personalised service and inspirational environments that become the source for unforgettable moments,” said John T. A. Vanderslice, global head, luxury and lifestyle brands, Hilton Worldwide.  “Since its inception, the Waldorf Astoria brand continues to expand with landmark openings in prestigious destinations around the world.  Today, we are proud to introduce True Waldorf Service in China’s capital city with the opening of Waldorf Astoria Beijing and are confident that this hotel will offer guests unforgettable experiences that only happen at a Waldorf Astoria.”  

Waldorf Astoria Beijing is located in the heart of the city on the former site of Xianliang Temple, which was the permanent residence of Li Hongzhang, the first Chinese guest to stay at the iconic Waldorf Astoria New York.  Li’s visit held great political, economic, and cultural significance within China.  The hotel is just 27 kilometres from Beijing International Airport, 2.5 kilometres from Beijing Railway Station and is within walking distance of the Dengshikou Subway Station.  Guests of the hotel have convenient access to the shopping malls, central business district and historic landmarks, such as the world renowned Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.  

“The iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand has become the reference for defining luxury experiences and has a presence in key locations globally.  It is for this reason that Beijing, a fusion of China’s past and present splendour, is the perfect location for Waldorf Astoria’s second hotel in China,” said Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide.  “Waldorf Astoria Beijing will build on the success of its namesake, the renowned Waldorf Astoria New York, and its legacy of timeless luxury and exceptional experiences.”  

Local splendour blends with timeless elegance at Waldorf Astoria Beijing.  With interior designs crafted by top architectural and engineering talents at Yabu Pushelberg Landscape, the Waldorf Astoria Beijing premises embody both modern and traditional elements. The multi-million dollar art collection also adds a touch of beauty and culture that is unparalleled.  Guest rooms include 38 suites in the main hotel tower and the Waldorf Hutong Villa, three Hutong studios and a room housed in two villas with private entrances located in a garden courtyard.  Waldorf Astoria Beijing is comprised of two magnificent buildings with varying styles.  The main tower is an elegant bronze building which will transform its colour as it ages.  The surrounding Hutong Villas bear the elements of ancient Imperial China, providing a breath-taking scene to behold.  

From arrival to departure, guests are not only embraced by the striking design, but also welcomed by True Waldorf Service.  This service initiative assigns a personal concierge, acting as a primary contact, to every guest ensuring that each request is fulfilled.  From assisting with culinary preferences and arranging the fine details for special occasions to delivering anticipatory, genuine and personalized attention from the moment they make their reservation until after they return home, Waldorf Astoria Beijing’s personal concierges are committed to providing highly anticipatory and personalized service before, during and after a guest’s stay.

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