Apex of hospi­tal­ity

Tow­er­ing above the city, Shangri-La’s China World Sum­mit Wing, Bei­jing of­fers world-class ser­vice and event spa­ces, with an art col­lec­tion to ri­val mu­se­ums

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Nes­tled in Bei­jing’s CBD, the Shangri-La’s China World Sum­mit Wing, Bei­jing, is perched at the top of the soaring 330-me­tre China World Tower. The un­beat­able views from the ho­tel ex­tend all the way to the rooftops of the For­bid­den City.

One of the first things guests will no­tice is the ho­tel’s stun­ning ar­ray of art pieces, ex­clu­sively com­mis­sioned to com­ple­ment the lofty ceil­ings and spa­cious set­ting. The mu­seum-wor­thy col­lec­tion boasts more than 100 pieces of art, in­clud­ing mu­rals, paint­ings and dec­o­ra­tions show­cas­ing the beauty of con­tem­po­rary China.

In the lobby, for ex­am­ple, guests will be awed by the 72-me­tre Art of Life mu­ral, which cap­tures the beauty of na­ture through acrylic oils and de­tailed brush strokes, while the four stun­ning “bub­bles in space” chan­de­liers are made from Czech Repub­lic hand-blown glass and weigh 500kg each.

There are 278 gue­strooms (in­clud­ing 29 suites) boast­ing an av­er­age size of 65 sqm – the most spa­cious in the city, all with floor-to-ceil­ing views. Clas­sic wooden dé­cor in­cor­po­rates sub­tle Chi­nese touches, and ex­ten­sive fa­cil­i­ties in­clude com­pli­men­tary in­ter­net, iPod dock­ing sta­tions and round-the-clock but­ler ser­vice.

The ho­tel also fea­tures the city’s high­est din­ing and en­ter­tain­ment venues: the sig­na­ture restau­rant Grill 79, The Lounge, the bar At­mos­phere, a Wine Bar and the Chair­man’s Rooms, ex­clu­sive pri­vate din­ing fa­cil­i­ties from level 79 up­ward. Fur­ther op­tions to be found in the com­plex in­clude leg­endary Hong Kong restau­rant Sev­enth Son and Japanese cui­sine at Nadaman – both on the level four.

Event organisers and meet­ing plan­ners will find a world of choice and op­por­tu­nity at China World Sum­mit Wing, Bei­jing, with more than 5,500 sqm of ded­i­cated space. Dom­i­nat­ing the third floor is the Sum­mit Ball­room, one of the city’s largest pil­lar-free ball­rooms that can ac­com­mo­date up to 2,000 peo­ple. Other stand­out fea­tures in­clude the 10-me­tre-high ceil­ings, bul­let proof floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows and a di­rect ac­cess car lift. The rooftop Pine Gar­den and a 95-seat au­di­to­rium are also avail­able.

For re­lax­ation, the ho­tel fea­tures a life­style sanc­tu­ary with 24-hour gym and in­door in­fin­ity swim­ming pool on level 78, as well as CHI, The Spa, Shangri-La’s sig­na­ture spa brand.

The cen­tral lo­ca­tion of China World Tower of­fers di­rect ac­cess to re­gional head­quar­ters of multi­na­tional cor­po­ra­tions plus high-end re­tail, F&B and tourist at­trac­tions. The com­plex is also home to the Guo­mao sub­way sta­tion, a strate­gic artery con­nect­ing the new land­mark to the rest of Bei­jing. By car, Bei­jing Cap­i­tal In­ter­na­tional Air­port can be reached in ap­prox­i­mately 45 min­utes, while Bei­jing Rail­way Sta­tion is a short 15-minute drive from the ho­tel.

China World Sum­mit Wing, Bei­jing, No.1 Jian­guomen­wai Av­enue, Bei­jing, 100004, China; tel: +86 10 6505 2299; shangri-la.com/bei­jing/chi­na­world­sum­mitwing

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