THE PENIN­SULA

WANGFUJING BEI­JING

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Why it’s got the Insta-fac­tor…

Seen Crazy Rich Asians? This is the sort of place where you’d find Nick Young drink­ing a G&T in the foyer. It’s big, it’s shiny, the lobby is made of mar­ble, plus it has its own mall. And that’s be­fore you’ve checked in. They also of­fer per­son­alised he­li­copter tours of the city, the rooms are all suites with a TV in the bath (yes, a TV in the bath!), and the Great Wall of China is a mere 90 min­utes away by car.

How do I blend in?

When it comes to Bei­jing fash­ion, it’s about be­ing big and bold – huge coat, huge sun­glasses, huge en­ergy. Fail­ing that, its Frenchin­spired restau­rant, Jing, is one of the city’s best, so rave loudly about how it’s bet­ter than any food you’ve had in Paris. That should do it.

Any celebrity guests?

Donatella Ver­sace and Kanye West are said to have en­joyed pam­per­ing at the ho­tel’s lux­ury spa. Not at the same time sadly.

Don’t go home with­out...

Tak­ing af­ter­noon tea in The Lobby – the per­fect re­cov­ery af­ter a 10-hour flight. Steamed dumplings, cake

and cham­pagne? Yes, please. And def­i­nitely visit the Great Wall. It’s spec­tac­u­lar – plus you go up to it in a ski lift and can tobog­gan back down the hill­side. Worth it just for that.

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