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Occupying a peaceful setting outside Beijing in China's sprawling city, Aman Summer Palace is housed in a series of heritage buildings next to the Summer Palace, where guests once stayed while waiting for an audience with the Empress. Set around a labyrinth of courtyards, the resort reflects the architecture and design of the Qing dynasty.
Aman’s 51 guestrooms and suites feature lofty ceilings with wooden beams, Jin clay tiled floors, king-size beds, and palatial bathrooms with freestanding tubs and walk-in showers. The Imperial Suite straddles three pavilions with its own courtyard and private spa room.
The resort has three restaurants serving Cantonese and Imperial cuisine, French-Japanese fusion dishes, and a Western-style grill. There’s also a traditional teahouse and a bar.
One of the gates leading to the 260-year-old UNESCO-listed Summer Palace is on the hotel’s doorstep, while the Great Wall and Temple of Heaven are nearby. There’s plenty to do in the resort too - from the subterranean pool and spa to the private cinema with daily screenings.
Aman at the Summer Palace Information
Location & Getting There
Adjacent to the East Gate of the Summer Palace grounds in Beijing, Aman Summer Palace is housed in a series of pavilions, a 40-minute drive from Beijing International Airport.
Aman Summer Palace offers a variety of accommodation. Guestrooms and Courtyard Guestrooms feature Hollywood twin beds and Ming Dynasty-style armoires. Suites and Courtyard Suites boast king beds and open plan living rooms complete with daybeds and reading chairs. Deluxe Suites feature separate bedrooms and an additional dressing room furnished with two Ming-style wardrobes. The Imperial Suite comprises of three separate pavilions: a private pavilion, a living/study pavilion, and a formal pavilion. Within the pavilions, lie the living room, dining area, spa treatment room, dressing area, meeting room, and private courtyard.
Beijing's cultural heritage is unparalleled. There are 4 UNESCO-World Heritage Sites – the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Great Wall, easily accessible from Aman at Summer Palace. The Summer Palace is within walking distance and the Great Wall of China is only a 2.5-hour drive away.
Children are welcome at Aman Summer Palace but there are no specific facilities available.
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