The strikingly modern new property straddles future and tradition to stunning effect
A lush oasis has opened in the heart of Beijing’s bustling business district, directly across from Rem Koolhaas’s monumental CCTV Tower. Rosewood Beijing, an ultra-luxury hotel where guests are greeted with a foliage-filled courtyard and spacious, landscaped outdoor spaces, stands in stark contrast to the city’s hyper-kinetic landscape, while still embracing its thrilling sense of modernity. Designed by Melbourne-based BARstudio, the state-of-the art property—Rosewood’s first in China—offers sleek, polished guest rooms, six restaurants, and the Rosewood Sense® spa, all enriched with art by young talents (like Li Yongfei) who reinterpret traditional Chinese painting techniques in exciting new ways. Such exquisite symbiosis is at the heart of Rosewood Beijing, where, in passing between the towering “Sons of Dragon” sculptures that guard its front entrance, one finds a place that beautifully combines China’s age-old culture with forward-thinking possibilities.