Aman At Summer Palace
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Only a few miles from the Forbidden City, the Aman is housed in a series of pavilions and internal courtyards, some of which date back over a century and were originally used by guests awaiting an audience with the Empress Dowager Cixi. The serene retreat embraces traditional Chinese architecture, mouth-watering local cuisine and an amazing spa.
Chinese Restaurant - Peking duck and other traditional Cantonese specialties
The Grill - Western cuisine with grilled-to-order prime cuts of meat and fresh seafood
Naoki - French kaiseki fare which combines French technique with Japanese culinary artistry
The Lobby - Continental breakfast, afternoon tea and light meals for lunch and dinner
The Lobby Bar
The Reflection Pavilion - Selection of cigars available in the cigar room
The cinema - 37 reclining leather seats and a 21-square meter screen
Beijing's finest craftsmen keep the city's cultural heritage alive. Encounters with master artisans of imperial-style snuff-bottles, carved lacquer, bronze-ware, bows, tapestries, embroidery, shoes, miniatures that recreate the past, and toys such as traditional kites and delicate kongzhus (yoyo-like spool-shaped toys spun on lengths of string) - are but a handful of unique experiences a stay at Aman at Summer Palace will offer you.