Aman Summer Palace
Just a few steps from the East Gate of the vast Summer Palace grounds, Aman Summer Palace offers a selection of heritage-imbued dwellings, including those once used by guests awaiting an audience with the Empress. Built in 1750, the 290-hectare Summer Palace is picturesque retreat at any time of year. Palaces, pavilions and ornate bridges are set around Kunming Lake. This garden estate is a masterpiece of architecture, landscape and design.
Simple, elegant and redolent of the past, the 51 Rooms and Suites reflect the traditional courtyard style of the neighbouring Summer Palace.
ROOMS & SUITES
Rooms and Suites surround serene garden courtyards crisscrossed by stately pathways. Established indigenous trees cast delicate shadows through bamboo blinds and into the lofty-ceilinged Suites. Polished to a deep lustre, floors are finished in Jin clay tiles, while ceilings show exposed wooden roof beams. Bathrooms are generously proportioned with free-standing island bathtubs.
COUTRYARD SUITE, SUMMER PALACE
The Courtyard Suites offer consummate privacy and overlook elegant courtyard gardens. They offer a combined bedroom and living area or separate bedrooms.
DELUXE SUITE, SUMMER PALACE
Deluxe Suites either offer a combined bedroom and living area, or a separate bedroom. They overlook established indigenous trees in formal gardens
SUITE, SUMMER PALACE
Offering a spacious combined bedroom and living area, Suites provide roomy bathrooms and aesthetic references drawing on the Imperial period.
COURTYARD GUESTROOM, SUMMER PALACE
Overlooking tranquil courtyard gardens, the Courtyard Guestrooms feature elegant period furniture with intricate wooden screens, bamboo blinds and ceilings open to wooden beams.
GUESTROOM, SUMMER PALACE
Housed in a two-storey structure, the Guestrooms offer Hollywood twin beds. Equipped with modern technology.
Spread across the heritage-imbued grounds of Aman Summer Palace, the restaurants serve cuisine from across the continent and globe: The Ming Dynasty-inspired Chinese Restaurant features Cantonese cuisine as well as Imperial dishes; Naoki’s set menus offer French-Japanese fusion; and the Grill is home to prime cuts of meat cooked with western techniques. Meals are also served in the Lobby and private dining rooms can be arranged.
One of the world’s richest repositories of ancient monuments, Beijing is home to six UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the 260-year-old Summer Palace, the gates of which sit at Aman Summer Palace’s doorstep. In addition to the palace’s sculpted grounds and masterful architecture, nearby opportunities for discovery can be found at the Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and in the maze of artists’ workshops spread across the metropolis.
Spread across two subterranean levels, the Aman Summer Palace’s 5,000-square-metre spa is a sanctuary for body and mind. In the nine double treatment rooms, therapies that draw on Imperial traditions range from massages and scrubs to acupuncture.
A Pilates and yoga studio is naturally lit with skylights, and the facilities also include a 25-metre pool, large gym and two squash courts. Incorporate steam and sauna rooms, hot Jacuzzi and cold pools.