Whether you speak English or Mandarin, these are the words that we would use when describing the style of China World Summit Wing, Beijing, which occupies the top floors of the China World Trade Center:
1. Awesome. Not so much the slang definition of the word, though we do think the range of amenities and luxe restaurants are pretty rad, but that the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel hotel itself will inspire awe. With a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows in every room that gives you a bird’s eye view of Beijing (including the Forbidden City if you have a West-facing room), China World Summit Wing offers what we think are the best views in the city. Do test-drive the telescopes in the Resident’s Lounge on the 64th floor, too, for a closer peek at city life.
2. Luxurious. The expansive bedrooms have been fashioned with dark carved wood and top-of-the-line finishes, while bathrooms are white marble beauties stocked with L’Occitaine bath products (or Bulgari if you’re in a suite), and even an in-mirror LCD television. Along with thoughtful details like fresh orchids in your room, Nespresso coffee makers, welcome gifts of fresh fruit, and tasty chocolate treats left on your bed following turndown, the hotel embodies what it means to be a luxury hotel.
3. Sophisticated. Savvy travelers want more from their hotel stays now, and China World Summit Wing offers a wealth of extras that appeal to those with discerning taste. The Adam Tihany designed Grill 79 restaurant is utterly chic with its red twinkling chandeliers; the buzzy lounge Atmosphere offers plush velour seating and top-notch cocktails; and the clubby Resident’s Lounge provides a stately respite from the bustle of Beijing with its leather club chairs and impressive bookshelves.
4. Contemporary. The China World Trade Center is an imposing glass and metal structure in Beijing’s Central Business District, stretching up to the clouds. The interiors of the hotel match the modern exterior, with high ceilings all around, not to mention the gray stone pool area featuring an indoor infinity pool and state-of-the art gym with dark wood flooring and gold trim.
5. Spacious. Even the smallest bedroom at China World Summit Wing is roomy at about 600 square feet, and the bathrooms — with their double sinks, separate water closets, walk-in showers and extra deep soaking tubs — are about as large as some Beijing apartments. While strolling through the luxury hotel’s ground floor lobby, you’ll encounter high ceilings, roomy foyers and wide hallways. Whether you want to grab a cocktail at Atmosphere or admire the bouquets of fresh flowers in the lobby, you’ll have plenty of space to wander.