The new property, Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, will be located in the heart of historic Beijing — positioned as the city’s most luxurious boutique hotel. With roof-top terrace views of the UNESCO-listed Forbidden City, the brand’s debut in China is a bold one.
The hotel takes its name from the Wangfujing district which is connected to WF CENTRAL, Hongkong Land’s premium lifestyle retail destination with a mix of over 130 tenants. The hotel is just minutes from Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, within easy reach of the CBD and financial district.
“The prime hotel address in Beijing”
The hotel’s general manager, Mark Bradford, said: “Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing will become the prime hotel address in Beijing this winter, offering supreme comfort, impeccable service, incredible cuisine and an unmatchable garden-terrace view of the UNESCO-listed Forbidden City. We are looking forward to welcoming guests very soon.”
Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing will be a 73-room boutique hotel located on the upper two floors of WF CENTRAL with rooms that are a minimum of 55 sqm — among the largest in Beijing.
The hotel will offer two restaurants and a rooftop bar with both having access to a garden terrace. Café Zi will offer all-day dining, specialising in Asian cuisine and featuring a signature lunchtime dim sum selection created by Michelin-starred Hong Kong chef, Wong Wing-Keung. Mandarin Grill + Bar will feature classic grill-style dishes with interiors by Adam Tihany, while MO Bar will serve innovative cocktails and feature resident and international DJs.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing will have four suites offering curated treatments the brand is known for, as well as a 25-metre, glass-roofed pool.
Within walking distance are the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the National Museum and the National Art Museum of China. The historic hutongs (alleyways) of Beijing, known for their charming courtyard homes, are also dotted around the district, as well as ancient temples.
Other easily accessible attractions include the Temple of Heaven, the 798 art district and the Summer Palace. China’s most iconic site, the Great Wall, can also be reached in under 90 minutes.