Guides by Lonely Planet
Aman at Summer Palace
Hard to fault this exquisite hotel, a candidate for best in Běijīng. It's located around the corner from the Summer Palace – parts of the hotel date to the 19th century and were used to house distinguished guests waiting for audiences with Empress Cixi. The big rooms are superbly appointed, and contained in a series of picture-perfect pavilions set around courtyards.