Ritz-Carlton Financial Street $$$$
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1 Jinchengfang Dongjie
COST: More than ¥1,500 per night
METRO: Fuchengmen (Line 2)
A 5-star option in Beijing’s modern quarter, the Ritz-Carlton Financial Street has an eye-catching, curved-edge exterior made up of glass and chrome panels. The guest rooms and suites mix contemporary design with sumptuous furnishings and contain all the conveniences you would expect from a luxury hotel.
Dining options include a Chinese restaurant and a modern Italian trattoria called Cepe. The on-site spa offers nail and hair treatments as well as massages.
If it’s an authentic boutique experience you’re looking for, this might not be the hotel for you, but it’s great as a luxury choice if money isn’t an issue.
© Susie Gordon from Moon Beijing & Shanghai, 2nd Edition