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Last updated: 02 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Thomas O’Malley

Hands-down one of China’s swankiest hotels, Rosewood is a cut above in every department, from its designer amenities to its on-trend restaurants.

For seasoned travellers with a discerning eye, the details at Rosewood will dazzle and delight: tailored suits for all staff, intriguing books in the guest rooms, crystal glassware in the minibar.

The location, perched on the third ring road, is low on local colour, but the hotel is only a few subway stops from the main central sights and Beijing’s more walkable hutong neighbourhoods.

Surrounding area

Rosewood occupies a purpose-built tower adjacent to the busy third road which cuts a swathe right through the heart of the central business district.

Skyscrapers dominate the immediate surroundings, including the iconic CCTV Tower, visible from front-facing rooms. The China World Shopping Mall is about a ten-minute walk away.

Opposite the hotel, on the other side of the ring road, is the Chaoyang Theatre, home of Beijing’s premier acrobatics show.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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front entrance to Confucius-Temple

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