Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria Brand Finds a Home in Beijing


Hilton has revealed its first hotel opening of the year, the Waldorf Astoria in Beijing, China. The March 1st opening will mark the second Waldorf property in the country after the Shanghai location. The new luxury hotel melds Oriental design with modern indulgence.

The Beijing Waldorf Astoria features 176 rooms ranging in price from $355 to $11,000 per night. Each hotel room will come equipped with Samsung tablets to control the lights, TV channels, air conditioning and curtains. Apple TV will also be available to those with Apple devices. Rooms will have the Waldorf Astoria standbys of Ferragamo amenities and feather-top beds.

The building itself boasts 12 stories of Oriental design. The structure was built by Chicago-based Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture and designed by Yabu Pushelber out of Canada. Its interior features Chinese touches with bronze detailing on the walls and windows and Chinese art and sculpture throughout the hotel.

For guests looking for even more luxury and privacy, the property will boast detached villas with historic exteriors and modern luxuries within such as private swimming pools, Waldorf beds and even a gold gilded corridor leading to an elevator to the main lobby. The hotel’s location perches within walking distance to the Forbidden City.

Details and photo courtesy of Hollywood Reporter

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