Grace Hotel Beijing, a member of the internationally renowned Grace Hotel Group of boutique properties, offers guests a one-of-a-kind Beijing experience as they are immersed in the city’s artistic scene. From the striking furniture and muted colours of the lobby to the bolder colours of the bedrooms – all complemented by a modern take on Ming Dynasty décor and an abundance of beautiful contemporary art.
From USD $135 to USD $710; prices vary by season so email or call ahead.
Yi House, Grace Hotel Beijing’s in-house restaurant, serves high-end Mediterranean and Asian foods.
At Bar 798, guests can enjoy a custom Grace cocktail.
Room options include Superior and Deluxe rooms, as well as VIP Suites and the beautiful Grace Suite. All come equipped with designer toiletries, linens and fine towels and bathrobes.
Other amenities vary by room. Each guest has access to free wifi, the hotel gym, a business center, laundry service and book library.
There are plenty of galleries and restaurants to be seen in 798, and in nearby Caochangdi, another artistic neighborhood notorious for being founded by controversial Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei. There are often film screenings and festivals held in 798 as well.
"Grace Hotel Beijing, formerly known as Yi House, was named to the 2011 Hot List by Conde Nast Traveler, and is part of the award-winning international Grace Hotel Group. The Beijing property affords guests a chance to truly experience the growing artistic scene of the city, as it is located in 798, Beijing’s prominent arts district.
Not only are guests mere steps away from some of the best galleries and show rooms in town, but they sleep surrounded by fine art work. Each Grace Hotel room is carefully designed with pieces of contemporary art and the entire hotel reflects a modern artistic sentiment that pays homage to Beijing’s ancient past.
While guests are far from some of the city's more well-known landmarks, such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Chaoyang Park and the old Drum and Bell Towers of the Gulou area, they will likely take a way a deeper understanding of the themes, trends and issues concerning a place that is growing at an incredible rate and sometimes struggle to maintain its identity while it hurtles toward the future.
The loveliness of the hotel coupled with the fascinating screenings and shows in 798 make the extra time it takes to travel around worth it, at least for part of your stay in Beijing.
“My boyfriend and I stayed for 4 nights in May through a special offer from Jetsetter. We had both been in Beijing before and had already seen the "touristy" sites so we wanted something a little different with some local flavor. Although Art District 798 isn't as full of dissident art as we originally thought, it's a trendy (albeit small) area with interesting art galleries and some cute restaurants and cafes.
The hotel itself is very clean, modern and the amenities are quite nice. During our stay there was some construction noise but I think it was due to a temporary exhibit space going up behind the hotel. Our room was spacious, although not as nice as what was depicted on the website. Probably the best thing about the hotel is the free breakfast every morning. The head waiter is possibly the nicest person we've encountered during our stay and was extremely thoughtful and accommodating.” OrchidLiu
“A hidden gem in the art district of Beijing, very attentive service, excellent food and wines. A perfect getaway. I will definitely come back.A unique spot in Beijing where you could feel like being in east Berlin art district or soho in New York.
The General manager a French man who knows the city like his poket will always point you the right direction to experience Beijing just as if you would live there.” Tylers06
“This hotel met all of our expectations and then some. We discovered it through the excellent reviews on tripadvisor. We can't say enough about the service, the room, the food and the peaceful nature of this hotel as a sanctuary in Beijing. The staff were helpful with anything that we asked them for, the breakfasts were generous and excellent and the room was well appointed and totally comfortable. The hotel's decor is arty in keeping with the location but done in an excellent way with striking colours, interesting art pieces and topped off with fresh flowers and candles in the foyer. The small touches such as the welcome drink and strawberries and the chocolates each day in the room were lovely. We ate in the dining room one night and it was one of the best meals of our entire vacation in China.” — tassyca