Combining personalized service with the facilities and space that define luxurious living in China’s vast capital, Ascott Beijing Serviced Apartments offer a welcome alternative to the numerous five-star hotels available in the city. Rated first in the Top 100 Serviced Residences rankings for four consecutive years, the deluxe apartments offer much more than a place to stay.
Designer furniture, state-of-the-art technology and excellent amenities ensure all of the comforts of the finest luxury hotels with the self-containment and proprietary sense of one’s own space.
Ascot Beijing is within walking distance of a host of offices, shops, restaurants and sightseeing attractions. Nearby, Oriental Plaza is home to Beijing’s largest shopping mall and some of the city’s most prestigious office space. Worker’s Stadium, which has long been a magnet for the city’s hottest restaurants, is a gentle evening stroll away, mere minutes by taxi.
Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Chaoyang Park and Beijing Railway Station are all also within a convenient distance. For anything further afield, Ascott Beijing thoughtfully provides a limousine service facilitating access to any part of town.
The spacious apartments cater to business travellers and long-term residents. With options that range from one to four-bedrooms, both single businessmen and large families can enjoy the luxury accommodation, Interiors are simple and elegant, using predominantly light colours to convey brightness and freshness.
Asian artwork and Chinese screens add bold Oriental touch to neutral backgrounds, Pale fabrics, wood furniture and state-of-the-art technologies set a modern and sophisticated tone. A kitchen with fully fitted stainless steel accessories includes a six gas-ring oven, a washing machine, dryer and microwave.
A hatch through to the living room and dining area allows light to flood across the work surfaces and is an indication of the strong sense of fun and inventiveness that permeates the design.
The ensuite marble bathrooms, equipped with a deep-soaking tub and separate rain-shower, are separated from the bedrooms by a glass panel, Satellite television and DVD players from an impressive home entertainment unit that can be enjoyed from the living area and the bedroom.
With such creative comforts on hand, a night in at Ascott Beijing can be considered to be on par with a night out in China’s dazzling capital. A daily-maid service, laundry and dry-cleaning services, and home delivery from the on-site mini-mart allow guests to avoid the hassle of domestic chores. Further relaxation can be found within the abundant facilities. Flooded with light from a glass roof and surrounded by palm trees, the indoor pool emits a warm and inviting glow.
A jacuzzi, steam room and sauna with a relaxation area ensure the perfect wind down after a day of meetings or sightseeing. The Health Club also features a fully equipped gym with personal television screens and an aerobics studio. Families residing at Ascott Beijing can make use of the separate children’s pool and the 24-hour baby-sitting service.
Businessmen have access to high-speed internet connection throughout the building and a business centre with secretarial support. Three restaurants serving Asian and Western cuisine, are located within the building for those who fancy a quiet meal in its luxurious confines.
Ascott International also runs Somerset Grand Fortune Garden, Beijing and Somerset Zhong GuanCun serviced apartments.
The combined 375 luxury residences feature similar facilities found at Ascott Beijing, with fully equipped kitchens, home entertainment systems and contemporary settings. At each, an indoor pool, sauna and health centre offer a calming respite from the city outside. A breakfast lounge and meal delivery service provide for the occasional night off, while a wireless Internet connection within the apartments and a fully serviced business centre keeps guests connected.
Close to the numerous restaurants and bars around Sanlitun, Somerset Grand Fortune Garden is located in the 3rd Embassy District, within walking distance to the Lufthansa Centre and its surrounding offices. Somerset ZhongGuanCun can be found in the heart of Beijing’s high technology zone in Haidian District, 15 minutes’ walk to the new Beijing Olympic Village.