The 176-room luxury Waldorf Astoria Beijing debuted in the heart of Beijing this past February, marking the first of five Waldorf Astoria hotels expected in China over the next five years. The hotel is one of 23 Waldorf Astoria’s scattered throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East by Hilton Worldwide.
Planners will find over 8,500 sf of contemporay and tech-driven meeting space that is easy to work with, the largest being an easy-to-theme ballroom with capacity for 240 theatre, 120 banquet or 100 classroom-style guests.
The contemporary hotel was built on the former site of the Xianliang Temple, a little known fact outside of China, but one that fuels John Vanderslice, Hilton Worldwide’s global head of luxury/lifestyle brands, to label the property “a true expression of Beijing’s heritage and unique culture.”
Groups will find themselves just steps away from the central business district, authentic dining, shopping and some of Beijing’s most historic landmarks like the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Within the hotel, they can unwind in Peacock Alley, a 66-seat lounge named and modeled after New York’s primary 20th century high society bar.
Chinese food and wine pairing sessions are held at Zijin Mansion with 400 world-renowned and undiscovered wines from around the globe. Cuisine is served on French-designed porcelain, said to symbolize the hotel’s knack for combining Eastern elegance and Western luxury. Brasserie 1893 mimics the informal, high quality dining trend of 1893 through a casual setting and candid chef-to-guest interactions. The restaurant holds room for 90 guests, with additional space for eight guests at the Chef’s Table.