China Journals

Two Weeks in China

An April 2006 trip to China by drbauer2000

Quote: Luxury hotels in China? Who would have thought that the old communist regime would so openly embrace the life of luxury?

Peninsula Palace Beijing

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Hotel | "The Peninsula Palace Beijing"

In the heart of Beijing, within comfortable walking distance of Tiananmen Square is a bastion of consumerism. The Peninsula Palace Hotel is as opulent and luxurious as any capitalist could want. And yet, it's rather affordable by US standards. A good room can be booked for around $250, not cheap, but certainly less than its sister property in Chicago. A room on the Magnificent Mile at the Peninsula Chicago can easily run $500 or more. I felt the service and amenities were just as nice in Beijing, perhaps on a less grandiose scale. The lobby is surrounded by an upscale set of boutiques including Hermes, Tiffany, Ferragamo, etc. Actually, I saw no one shopping in them. But they do set the tone. The conc...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 12, 2006

Peninsula Palace Beijing
8 Goldfish Lane, Wangfujing
Beijing, China
+86 (10) 8516 2888