My dear travelers and fans of unique trips, welcome to the new series of long-awaited travelogues from China on the Mr.M blog. The month of May will be dedicated to one of the cradles of human civilization and a country with thousands of years of written history – China. At the very beginning of today’s post, I would like to thank The Peninsula Beijing hotel and the world’s leading Turkish Airlines airline for the warm invitation and hospitality. With their help, the travelogues and fashion stories that you will have the opportunity to read this May were created and I sincerely hope that you will enjoy them.

In the previous post, we started our adventure in China, if you want to know more information, take a few minutes to read the first travelogue from Beijing at the following link.

Peninsula Hotels is the world’s leading luxury hotel brand, owned and operated by The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH), which was founded in 1866. The HSH Group has a proud heritage as Asia’s oldest hotel company still in operation. Back in 1928, the first flagship hotel, The Peninsula, opened in Hong Kong in 1928. Today, the Peninsula Hotel portfolio consists of 10 hotels in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Paris, Bangkok and Manila. New Peninsula hotels are currently under development in London and Istanbul.

The hotel in which I had the opportunity to stay in the heart of Beijing – The Peninsula Beijing was opened in 1989 and can proudly stand out as one of the first luxury hotels in the Chinese capital. Following a complete renovation inspired by China’s imperial architecture, exquisite art and cultural traditions, The Peninsula Beijing sets spectacular new standards as Beijing’s premier all-suite hotel.

Guests staying for business or pleasure have the opportunity to enjoy luxurious suites, award-winning cuisine in three international restaurants and rejuvenating spa journeys enhanced by unparalleled personal service and state-of-the-art technology. The Peninsula Beijing is recognized as the premier address in the capital for business and leisure travelers. Perfectly located in the center of the city’s Wangfujing shopping district and within walking distance of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, the hotel is easily connected to the Second Grand Ring Road, offering unrivaled proximity to major commercial, tourist and diplomatic areas.

Among The Peninsula’s many achievements since opening, The Peninsula Arcade was the first luxury shopping destination in China when it opened in 1990. Many of the world’s most famous connoisseurs of the art of luxury, including Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Hermès, have opened their flagship store in China in this very hotel. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy the launch of seasonal collections, special limited series and exclusive promotions of eminent luxury brands throughout the year. On-call concierge services, such as contactless shopping and in-room delivery, add extra convenience to the shopping experience.

For nearly a century, The Peninsula Hotel’s unparalleled elegance and service has enabled guests around the world to create extraordinary memories. In line with “The Peninsula Promise” – a commitment to providing the ultimate guest experience – I am pleased to present a series of new special offers that further enhance guest luxury, setting new standards in the hospitality industry.

These initiatives – including a new expanded and flexible check-in and check-out schedule, guaranteed connecting rooms and special rates at the time of booking, a collection of eco-friendly, customized guest amenities; contactless 24-hour concierge services and more – ensure that every aspect of your stay at The Peninsula Beijing Hotel, from travel planning to in-room enjoyment, is supremely comfortable, safe and seamless.

Peninsula Hotels recently launched PenChat, a 24-hour private e-concierge service, allowing you to experience the ultimate in personalized attention. Without the hassle of downloading a new app, PenChat lets you send requests and questions to your hotel’s concierge team from the instant messaging apps you already use on your mobile devices (including WhatsApp or WeChat). No matter what time of day or night you contact PenChat, you will receive real-time responses in English and in the local language of your hotel according to your needs.

The service ensures that every aspect of your stay is managed – from dining and transportation reservations to recommendations for local activities to the delivery of special in-room items such as extra pillows – quickly and securely. Custom destination-inspired amenities soothe and inspire sustainability. The newly launched collection of body care products makes it possible to fulfill this promise. Specially created by local fragrance curators to capture the essence of each Peninsula locale, these products – including shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, body lotion and soap – offer a pleasant olfactory journey to your hotel’s destination. The products are made from natural ingredients and come in recyclable aluminum packaging, accessories such as shower caps, toothbrushes and razors have also been redesigned with sustainable plastic-free materials such as corn starch, wheat, wood and recycled metal.

The Peninsula Hotels, whose hotels around the world are a true reflection of luxurious elegance that has lasted for almost a century, will introduce a new special collection of new wellness resources for its guests, inviting them to experience the “Life Lived Best” program that reminds us to live our lives to the best what we can.

The brand-wide initiative will provide guests at all Peninsula hotels with an unprecedented experience
the opportunity to achieve their fitness, mindfulness and nutrition goals, and to access these opportunities whenever they want through a dedicated Wellness Portal and 24-hour Wellness Concierge service.

This new program offers Peninsula Hotel guests a whole new holistic wellness experience that can improve their overall physical, mental and nutritional health. Many offerings, including activities, classes and menu options will be available at each property in The Peninsula group of hotels, many of which retain the distinctive traditions of the destination cities and are created in collaboration with local residents. In this way, guests who enjoy The Peninsula’s wellness experiences can be confident that they are supporting not only their own health, but also the health of the local community.

With physical fitness, improve your general state of health with the help of the physical vitality of the body. The Peninsula team ensures that your stay can be as active as you need it to be. In a rich offering of guided strength and flexibility routines in the privacy of your room, energizing classes in the fitness center and exciting adventures amidst the scenery and streetscapes of Beijing. On the other hand, peace of mind with relaxing rituals and guided meditation Breathe’s robust line of meditation and relaxation selections aims to help you achieve optimal peace of mind during your stay. In collaboration with the revolutionary Breathe meditation app, they are combined with aromatherapy care rituals, balancing Peninsula Spa treatments and traditional mindfulness practices, allowing you to de-stress and connect with the culture of your travel destination.

With Naturally Peninsula, an exceptional collection of delicious, local and plant-based menus, The Peninsula supports your dietary goals while staying at one of their hotels. In addition to serving you the healthiest ingredients, the program also promotes sustainability and minimizes environmental impact in the communities where The Peninsula hotels are located and around the world.

As you could see from my Instagram posts and stories, my stay at The Peninsula Beijing Hotel was in high style. Relax in spacious “Beijing” suites that combine Chinese art with international sophistication and spirit. Interestingly, the hotel’s previous 525 rooms have been merged to create 230 stunning new suites starting at a spacious 60 square meters, making it the only all-suite hotel in the capital.

Each suite offers a residential ambiance enhanced by a separate bedroom, living room, marble bathroom, walk-in closet and private valet, making calls and deliveries easy ruble with maximum protection of guests’ privacy. Combining two original apartments to create a modern residence of 165 square meters, the Beijing apartments have a large living room and dining room, as well as a spacious wardrobe located next to the master bedroom. A private cinema room with upholstered leather sofas and armchairs offers the possibility to relax with the latest movie releases or watch the good old classics on the 80 inch screen.

The study can easily be converted into a second bedroom for families traveling together. Impeccably incorporating modern Peninsula technology and design, the new suites at The Peninsula Beijing Hotel are the most personalized in the world. The guest experience is enhanced by fully customized in-room amenities, including night and table tablets that can be preset in multiple different foreign languages to control all room functions and access room service menus with a simple touch.

All tips and suggestions on Beijing’s best restaurants, shopping and nightlife, latest openings and special cultural events are at your fingertips on your tablet which can be found in every room of this apartment. Inspired by the interior of a luxury yacht, the new apartments are styled in graceful shades of cream color. Reflecting Beijing’s status as the center of China’s vibrant art scene, the walls are adorned with specially commissioned works by renowned Chinese artists.

The furniture is specially made to order and designed by Henry Leung, handcrafted from sustainable mahogany by Italian luxury furniture manufacturer Cassina adding a cultivated sense of grace and refinement. The huge bathroom styled in black and white marble offers a pampering bath, shower and luxury bath products. An abstract Chinese calligraphic mosaic above the bathtub depicts the movement of a goldfish, inspired by the hotel’s address: Goldfish Lane, Beijing.

Relax and unwind in the ultimate style with a restorative bathing ritual in the comfort of the Beijing suite. Guests can choose and book their own custom bath ritual decorated with Subtle Energies aromatic bath products. Each customized bathing experience is carefully designed to ensure you feel physically and emotionally refreshed after a long journey or a day full of sightseeing in Beijing.

To rest and recharge your batteries for the many activities in Beijing, I highly recommend trying a sleeping patch which is ideal for wearing just before bed or if you might just want to relax during the day. These skin-adhesive patches offer a new way to deliver Subtle Energies’ powerful aromatic actives, which are slowly released over a period of time. Blissful Sleep inhalation patch with 100% pure essential oils provides relaxation from stress, reduction of anxiety levels and subtle energy.

At The Peninsula Beijing Hotel you can enjoy a rich selection of international cuisines. I had the opportunity to enjoy the flavors of French and Chinese cuisine in restaurants Jing and Huang Ting restaurants with a Michelin star. Jing is the only Michelin-starred French restaurant in Beijing, appreciated by guests and foodies alike, Jing Restaurant at The Peninsula Beijing Hotel is one of the best recommendations as the perfect dining destination in Beijing. Michelin stars are awarded only to the best chefs around the world.

Securing one Michelin star for the third year in a row is an impressive achievement for Jing, helmed by chef William Mahi. Ying serves contemporary French gastronomy with subtle Asian influences paired with fine world wines and rare vintages of Champagne in an elegant space reminiscent of a secret garden. Integrated into the design of the new restaurant is Jing Bar, a sophisticated venue for drinking classic cocktails, as well as a large collection of craft gins and whiskeys from around the world.

Chef William delights guests by creating truly revolutionary culinary experiences, pairing creative modern presentations of seasonal ingredients with a thoughtful exploration of Chinese food cultures. Now available, Jing’s à la carte menu showcases Chef William’s inspiring gastronomic vision with unparalleled artistry. The food is served in a sophisticated setting that evokes a secret garden decorated with Chinese designs, allowing guests to enjoy a truly unforgettable experience of Michelin-starred French cuisine.

Inspired by his French origins and culinary education, head chef William always strives to preserve the original taste of each ingredient. Each of the dishes on the menu is carefully designed using sophisticated cooking techniques to create endless surprises for guests. Beautiful presentations invite guests to enjoy innovative French gastronomy with glamor and exceptional finesse.

On the other hand, the Cantonese restaurant Huang Ting at the Peninsula Hotel in Beijing (literally translated as “Court of the Phoenix”) as a Michelin-starred restaurant introduces new decorations, recreating the courtyards of traditional Beijing noble houses. The decor consists of gray brick walls, slate floors and antique pine, ivory and blue silk, as well as an impressive collection of antiques, most of which date back to the Qing Dynasty, to celebrate the traditional elegance of this type of residence.

The restaurant’s walls are constructed from reclaimed bricks from hutong courtyard houses, dating back several hundred years, sourced from demolition crews across Beijing. The wooden huang hua li chairs and tables are replicas of traditional Ming furniture designs. The pine floorboards and beams, sourced from a grand mansion in Suzhou, near Shanghai, and the heavy wooden front door with its iron handle and stitched design are over 200 years old. The restaurant has the capacity to host 140 people and is divided into two parts: the tea room at the entrance and the restaurant itself – and it also has four private dining rooms.

It was a great honor and pleasure for me to be a dear guest of The Peninsula Beijing Hotel and to experience only the best that this hotel can offer its guests. I may have been thousands of kilometers away from my home, but at The Peninsula Beijing, with a warm welcome and traditional Chinese hospitality, I felt like I was in my second home, where other values and traditions are nurtured, with the opportunity to learn something new and bring some new knowledge. and memories from distant China.

My dear travelers, we have come to the end of this second special travelogue in the series of travelogues about distant China where we had the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the oldest hotel in the Chinese capital. Today’s travelogue would not be possible without the selfless help of The Peninsula Beijing Hotel the world airline company Turkish Airlines in cooperation with local partners who allowed me to feel the spirit and beauty of ancient Chinese culture and tradition. Of course, as always, I tried my best to convey to you my impressions of this unusual experience from China.

I would like to give a special thanks to the staff of The Peninsula Beijing Hotel for their warm welcome and hosting me at their hotel. The stay in their hotel was exceptional, a unique experience that I will remember!

A person is rich in soul if he has managed to explore the world and I am glad that I always manage to find partners of my projects who help me to discover new and unusual destinations in a completely different way.

I am honored to have the opportunity to work with companies that are the very top of the tourism industry and I would like to thank The Peninsula Beijing Hotel once again for this amazing adventure and for allowing me to experience the beauty of this unusual Far Eastern culture in a completely different way.

People say that yellow is color of optimism and happiness and attracts positive energy, so I decided to take my FPM Milano Bank Zip Spinner 55 glacier grey cabin suitcase with grey leather details on my trip to Beijing which brought me good luck this year. Not only is it practical, lightweight, but it’s also a photogenic suitcase that many people asked me about at the airport where I bought it.

FPM Milano luggage offers travelers practicality and style, all in one trolley and backpack. Designed by Mark Sadler, these lightweight aluminum-clad and reinforced suitcases are inspired by vintage trunks, purpose-built to give you the durability you need on your travels. The combination of Avante-Garde materials and Italian design motifs give these FPM suitcases a robust and secure look.

This incredible FPM Milano Bank Zip Spinner 55 is made of 100% Makrolon© polycarbonate. The 4 wheels guarantee great stability and smoothness. The suitcase has a TSA lock incorporated (ideal for travelers to the USA) combined with a zipper closure with water resistant treatment. The elastic belt comes with the suitcase and closes with the iconic butterfly lock. The two handles are in Italian fine leather and are embellished with the FPM logo. The internal organization comes with a soft elastic belt with a buckle with FPM logo engraved on one side, and a zip pocket in the other side.ideal for 1-2 day trip.

This cheerful yellow butterfly elastic belt has changed the look of this trolley and it is an interesting accessories. You can choose your favorite color red of yellow and I believe you will be satisfied like me.

If you want to stay up to date and find out which models of suitcases and travel accessories the FPM Milano brand has in its offer, visit their official online store and follow them on the social networks Facebook and Instagram.

How did you like my story about the oldest hotel in China and the presentation of The Peninsula Beijing Hotel, which adorns the heart of this unusual capital of China? Have you had a chance to visit China so far?

If you have any question, comment, suggestion or message for me you can write me below in the comments. Of course, as always, you can contact me via email or social networks, all addresses can be found on the CONTACT page. See you at the same place in a few days, with some new story!

In the following stories from China, we will discover some other interesting sights that you should visit if your journey leads you to this capital of this ancient faraway land!

With Love from Beijing,

Mr.M

This post is sponsored by world airline Turkish Airlines and The Peninsula Beijing Hotel as well as other local partners. This post is my personal and honest review of the destination experience.

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Ariel
Ariel
9 months ago

I haven’t had the chance to see this on your blog before! This is truly an extraordinary experience, especially if you have a cinema in your suite, you are truly living the life of my dreams! I have never been to Beijing, but I would really like to visit it maybe next year because such trips require better preparation because for such a long trip you need to plan everything in detail.

Connor
Connor
9 months ago

I have been to The Peninsula hotels and I really like The Peninsula Hong Kong Hotel, it was truly an unforgettable experience that I still remember to this day. I enjoy your stories from China, I hope there will be more travelogues from China since we have been waiting for them for a long time! 🙂

Mateusz
Mateusz
9 months ago

Being at The Peninsula Hotel in a suite with a private cinema and taking a photos in a Burberry coat on the king size bed, only you can do that with style! I saw some articles about Burberry Art of Trenches from Beijing, you look great! I really like your navy suede Burberry coat! When you’re going to post a fashion story with that special hand-painted Burberry leather coat with some red lettering, I’d love to see how you paired it with a complete outfit! Please let me know! Best Mateusz

Lucas
Lucas
9 months ago

This hotel is for true hedonists who want to enjoy themselves throughout their trip and have everything tailored to their needs. I like your review and the dishes you tried, besides you have a fashion sense, you seem to be an amazing foodie!

Mauro
Mauro
9 months ago

Dear Marko, you always show everything in detail, but carefully with all the necessary information and pictures, with which one has the feeling of being in that hotel and enjoying those wonderful dishes and exclusive top service. Thank you for this wonderful post, I honestly have not heard of this chain of luxury hotels, they are probably more present in Asia.