After several postponements in plans, the Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing is finally going to open its doors in early 2019. It will be the first Mandarin Oriental property in the historic city of Beijing. The hotel is located in the Wangfujing district, perched on the highest two floors of WF Central, a retail mall that houses over 130 tenants and 20 brands.
The Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing will offer a stunning roof-terrace view of the Forbidden City and is just minutes away from Tiananmen Square. The luxury boutique hotel has 73 rooms, which are at least 55 sqm — this means they will have some of the largest hotel rooms in Beijing. With most rooms boasting a view of the majestic Forbidden City, the interior has to keep up as well. Juxtaposed against old China, the interior features a fresh and bright colour palette, floor-to-ceiling windows, the latest technologies one can expect from a modern hotel, and marble-tiled bathrooms catered to the contemporary traveller who probably has an Instagram account with no less than 5,000 followers.
As far as dining experiences go at any Mandarin Oriental property, it’s almost never disappointing. Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing will have two restaurants and a rooftop bar, all of which will be accessible to a garden terrace. One of the two restaurants, Cafe Zi, offers all-day dining centring on Asian cuisine. A standout feature is the lunchtime dim sum selection, created by Michelin-starred Hong Kong chef Wong Wing-Keung. Mandarin Grill + Bar will have signature grilled dishes, while MO Bar will serve up cocktails and a DJ spinning tunes.
Other amenities in the Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing include The Spa with signature wellness and beauty treatments by Mandarin Oriental, and a 25-metre glass-roofed pool that you’ll enjoy catching some sun with. Now, we only need to wait for its grand winter opening soon.