In pictures: The majestic Peninsula Beijing gets US$123 million makeover
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In pictures: The majestic Peninsula Beijing gets US$123 million makeover

THE PENSINSULA BEIJING by Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels (HSH) underwent a massive US$123 million facelift inspired by the Middle Kingdom’s opulent Imperial palaces and tranquil gardens.

The hotel’s original 525 rooms were reduced and refined to just 230 suite-style rooms and start from 65 square meters, making them the most spacious in Beijing. Each room has a separate bedroom, living area, dressing room and bathroom.

The rooms in the paperless hotel also feature in-room technology with 11 different languages as well as city information and services only a few clicks away.

We’re particularly entranced with the Beijing Suite fitted out like the home of a Chinese aristocrat and featuring details like gold upholstery, rich hardwood flooring, and loud throws and rugs.

Grandeur is extended throughout the hotel in the form of materials like bronze, onyx, white marble and rosewood. On top of that, notable art pieces are featured prominently in the lobby including dramatic pieces by artist Qin Feng, a spirit wall by Belinda Chow and bronze sculptures by Zhang Du.

Here’s a peek into the newly renovated property:

Dramatic artwork is heavily featured

Dramatic artwork is heavily featured in the lobby

Bronze sculpture of a man drinking tea in the lobby

Bronze sculpture of a man drinking tea in the lobby

The living room in the newly renovated Beijing Suite

Living room in the newly renovated Beijing Suite

The walk-in closet in the Deluxe Suite

Walk-in closet in the Deluxe Suite

The bathroom in the Beijing Suite

Bathroom in the Beijing Suite

Dining room in the Beijing Suite

Dining room in the Beijing Suite

Private room in Jing Restaurant

Private room in Jing Restaurant