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The Peninsula Beijing unveils new look

The Peninsula Beijing has thrown open its doors to reveal a first look at the $US123 million renovation of its public spaces, restaurants, rooms and suites.

Phase one of the redesign, which includes the lobby, public areas and restaurants of the hotel, sees the décor, facilities and technology aligned with other Peninsula properties around the world.

The Peninsula Beijing
The Peninsula Beijing

The hotel’s original 525 rooms have been reduced and reimagined to just 230 suite-style guest rooms, each with a separate bedroom, living room, bathroom and dressing room. Starting at 60 square metres, the guest rooms are now the largest in Beijing.

The Peninsula Beijing
The Peninsula Beijing

The Peninsula Beijing collaborated with Michael Suh, Executive Director at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Beijing, working in partnership with designer Henry Leung, to incorporate art as part of the overall design.

Two notable pieces include a dramatic artwork by Qin Feng, the spectacular spirit wall by Belinda Chow, and Zhang Du’s two bronze sculptures of tea drinkers.

The Peninsula Beijing
The Peninsula Beijing

Brand-new dining options are also available, including the completely refurbished JING, inspired by a secret Chinese garden, serving sustainable and certified organic ingredients.

The first allocation of restyled rooms will be available to guests in August 2016, with the full hotel renovation expected to be complete in early 2017.

Visit peninsula.com/en/beijing/ for more info.

Read our review of The Peninsula Hong Kong here

Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.