BEIJING—Hilton Worldwide and Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of Waldorf Astoria Beijing, marking the second Waldorf Astoria hotel in China. The luxury hotel features 176 guestrooms and suites, three unique restaurants, including Peacock Alley, Brasserie 1893, and Zijin Mansion, 796 square meters of function meeting space, a spa, and a fitness center with heated indoor swimming pool. The hotel is operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by China Oil and 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 travelers with personalized 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.”
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.
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 culture. Guestrooms 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. The main tower is an elegant bronze building which will transform its color as it ages. The surrounding Hutong Villas bear the elements of ancient Imperial China.
The hotel joins Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund as the brand’s portfolio expands in China.