Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing
A landmark that combines sublime comfort, refined design and attentive service
Expect only the highest standards of comfort and luxury at the Shangri-La Hotel in Beijing, which offers made-to-measure services for guests. Spacious rooms and suites are designed in contemporary Chinese style and nestle in a panoramic garden. The hotel’s pinnacle feature is the CHI Spa, one of the most acclaimed beauty and wellness centres. Indeed, the CHI spa offers a whole range of spectacular treatments – also brought to you in the comfort of your private suite – inspired by the ancient philosophies of the orient and designed to restore balance to mind and body, whether you are on a business trip or a quest for the ideal holiday.
Chef Brian McKenna is known for his molecular gastronomic creations, and his clever flavor combinations. The restaurant itself is a lesson in cool sophistication, and a great spot for cocktails or traditional cuisine with a thoroughly modern twist. Blu Lobster also boasts an extensive wine list, and the widest selection of Bordeaux in all of Beijing.
Luxos Recommended Menu:
Asian spiced crab risotto with avocado, lemongrass and tempura
Nishimura presents its new Chef de Cuisine, Yoshinori Mizutani, who has almost 20 years of experience. During his career, he has served distinguished diplomats and has been appointed as the private chef for the Japanese Ambassador in Singapore and Cairo. Now, he brings his culinary skills to the Chinese capital, where foodies have quickly recognised seafood as his specialty. Nishimura has three main areas. At the teppan tables, you can enjoy hot dishes and choose from Beijing’s most extensive sake menu. Have the chefs prepare the freshest sashimi to your order at the sushi bar, or watch their incredible showmanship as they prepare grilled items right in front of you.
Luxos Recommended Menu
Assorted appetizers, Salt-encrusted grilled seafood, Torched nigiri sushi.
Hong Kong native, chef Chau Oi Fong is renowned in Beijing for his tasty Cantonese creations, made with the freshest seasonal ingredients and always beautifully presented. Guest enjoy classic dishes as well as a creative dim sum menu in the Shang Palace’s elegant dining area that combines contemporary décor with traditional Chinese design elements. Book a table overlooking the spectacular hotel gardens and be sure to gaze upon the ceiling at the intricately carved, wooden installation piece in lucky red, embellished with gold leaf.
Luxos Recomended Menu:
CHI, the Spa
Shangri-La Hotel introduced Chi The Spa in 2007, in its location in the Valley Wing. There are 11 private treatment suites, herbal steam showers, a colour therapy bath, and a relaxation area. Signature treatments all begin with a foot massage ritual, which is a way of inducing relaxation to prepare guests for the therapy itself. The 80-minute Chi Balance treatment is a unique blend of Asian techniques personalized according to your Yin/Yang status and focusing the earth, wood and fire elements, for construction, mobility, and peace of mind respectively. Acupuncture, energizing massage and relaxing massage are used with pure Eastern element oils to harmonize the flow of Chi energy.