The Peninsula Beijing Our Beijing

A cultural yet contemporary metropolis, Beijing is a distinguished icon of a city representing a balance of rich Chinese history and modern day China. With architectural masterpieces to marvel at, the historic Great Wall to climb, as well as hidden and forbidden parts of the city to explore. Beijing has something for everyone. Better yet, The Peninsula Beijing is at the heart of all the action and our Concierge team will make sure you don’t miss anything.

Concierge RECOMMENDATIONS

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Developed exclusively for The Peninsula Hotels by stylish travel publisher LUXE City Guides, PenCities is a unique, luxury lifestyle journal spanning all nine Peninsula cities, featuring the finest in dining, entertainment, shopping, design, nightlife, spa and wellness. Updated weekly, PenCities presents a tightly edited selection of opinionated and informed recommendations, covering the latest openings, classic favourites, special events, seasonal celebrations and smart things to do. Welcome!

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Staff FAVOURITES

 

  • Allan Gong - Learning and Development Manager

    Not open to the general public, this location is part of the historical Forbidden City and can be accessed with the help of The Peninsula Beijing’s Concierge team. Adorned with authentic furniture from the Qing dynasty, this lodge was primarily used as a study by the dynasty’s most famous Emperor - Qianlong. This site has been the venue for several VIP receptions held for state dignitaries. Upon availability, an assigned professor can give guests a tour of the area and lend his knowledge on the relevance of its architectural stature.

  • Leigh Li - Chief Concierge

    This private restaurant is located in a charming courtyard near the Forbidden City and is run by the grandson of the renowned Chef Cheng, who used to cook for Chairman Mao in the 1950s to 1960s. The restaurant holds events featuring menus of historical nights, where guests can enjoy a meal identical to one that Mao once shared with President Nixon in 1972. Everything in the restaurant, right down to the staff uniforms, remains historically accurate. Reservations are strongly recommended.

     

  • Rebecca Li - Public Relations Executive

    Hou Hai Bar Street offers an elegant contrast to the popular Sanlitun area where revellers are usually found sipping cocktails as they begin their night in Beijing. Hou Hai is frequented by a mixture of locals and foreigners, comfortably settled against the shore of the beautiful Shichahai Lake. A myriad of bars are nestled within the street surrounded by nostalgic, traditional hutongs.

  • Tina Fu - Marketing Services Executive

    The Hall of Harmony and Peace (YongHeGong) Lama Temple in Beijing is one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world. Tucked away in the central Dongcheng district, this temple was the previous home of Emperors Yongzheng and Qianlong from the Qing dynasty. Locals and foreigners alike visit the temple to pray for good fortune, health and family.

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