I remember Beijing well, so many places to explore, so much walking, so many activities, and the flu. That’s Beijing, it can really wear you out because it’s simply one destination that there is so much to take in, and so much to do.
So, make sure to plan for a pitstop, and some time for rejuvenation.
How? Here’s my tip, book yourself in for one night, at least, at a superb hotel that offers loads of amenities then sit back and chill. Don’t let fatigue destroy your plans or distract you from getting the most out of your time in the city.
Set up a day with no plan, no buses, no crowds, no metro, no maps, just relax, Beijing style. And for that very purpose here is a list of the top spa hotels in Beijing. Get a massage, sit back in the jacuzzi, sweat it out in the sauna, fuel up in the buffet, are you with me? I’m sure you are.
My Picks for the Top Beijing Spa Hotels
The luxurious Ritz-Carlton Beijing is located in Chaoyang Business District, adjacent to Shin Kong Place Shopping Centre. The Spa is divided into Ladies and Gentlemen resting areas. It features 10 treatment rooms that include 8 single lavish treatment rooms with an Aqua Bed and 2 Couple’s Suites. The Spa offers a comprehensive range of packages for relaxation, facial, body care, massage and their two signature offers The Jade Treatment and The Ritz Fusion.
An artistic masterpiece of modern and old, Rosewood Beijing is a glorious gem positioned in the central hub of Beijing. The in-house spa, A SENSE of SPA, offers a full range of treatments including body exfoliation, skin care, massage and even a gentemans spa experience package. They also offer Deluxe and Premier Spa Suites where guests can stay and enjoy the king size bed, an outdoor balcony, and an in-room massage table or oversized bath tub, plus other benefits.
Located in the bustling central area of Beijing, The St. Regis Beijing is 500 metres from the popular Silk Street and Jianguomen Subway Station (Line 1 and 2). The Iridium Spa at the St Regis covers 1,500 square meters offering natural hot springs rising from 1,500 meters underground flow into luxurious Jacuzzis. The spa also offers six spa and body therapy rooms include one VIP suite, one Vichy shower and king bathroom, two single rooms, and two double suites. With hot spring plunges, saunas, aroma steam rooms, and the Iridium Room, it is one of the most well feature spa’s in Beijing.
Contemporary Chinese-style architecture and decor feature in the elegant Fairmont Beijing, the 5-star property was voted No.1 hotel in China on TripAdvisor in 2012. Willow Stream Spa is located on the 21st floor, spaning three levels. Services include mineral body scrubs, detox body wraps, Chinese meridian massages, manicures, pedicures and more.
Waldorf Astoria Beijing artfully blends rich Chinese tradition and modern sophistication along the prestigious Jinyu Hutong in Wangfujing. The in-house spa offers a series of signature treatments along with massage, facials, body scrubs, body nourishment. They also offer eye treatments and a range of packages for men.
Close to the chic hub of 798 Art District, NUO Hotel Beijing is a treasure trove of countless artworks and is positioned only 800 metres away from Jiangtai Subway Station (Line 14). The in-house Nuo Spa offers a range of signature treatments, massage, beauty and wellness treatments, that combine Chinese traditional practices with the very latest spa technologies and amenities. Luxurious ‘his-and-hers’ saunas and steam rooms are available.
Located just beside Yansha Youyi Shopping City, Four Seasons Hotel Beijing boasts a sauna and an indoor pool. ‘The Spa’ at For Seasons offers a wide range of treatments and packages for women, men, couples and kids. They also offer bridal packages. Treatments include Traditional Chinese Medicine, massage, French and Italian beauty treatments, spa ritual and tea ceremony, body care, facial and much more.
A tranquil and luxurious retreat just a 3-minute walk from Wanfujing shopping street, The Regent Beijing offers 5-star facilities like a spectacular indoor pool and spa. The onsite Serenity Spa, offers 12 spa suites, a foot massage suite, steam rooms, baths, and a hair and beauty salon. On offer are holistic treatments inspired by traditional Asian and European therapies.
Situated in the middle of the shopping hub of Wangfujing, the spectacular Hilton Beijing Wangfujing offers a prime location. I SPA at Hilton Beijing Wangfujing is inspired by the ancient traditions of Thailand. The spa offers a very large range of packages and services including body scrubs and wraps, facials, hot stone therapy, Chinese Meridian Therapy, Siam Healing Massage and much more.
Centrally located in Wangfujing Shopping District, The Peninsula Beijing offers 5-star accommodation with city views, free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. The Peninsula Spa offers spa and beauty therapy drawing on Chinese, Ayurvedic or European healing philosophies. Featuring 12 beautifully styled treatment rooms, including two private spa suites for couples. Treatments include signature cermonies, ESPA facial, Biologique Recherche facial and massage and men’s treatments.
Only a 10-minute walk from the Temple of Heaven and the buzzing Wangfujing Pedestrian Street, the 5-star New World Beijing Hotel features elegant guestrooms with well-equipped facilities. The Spa at New World Beijing Hotel offers aromatherapy, body massages, facial treatments, scrubs, wraps and more.
Situated within Beijing’s China World Trade Centre Complex, Shangri-la’s China World Summit Wing occupies the upper floors overlooking the bustling city. CHI, The Spa, located on the 77th floor, features a selection of treatments based in Chinese traditional wellness culture, using natural botanical and herbal products.
As part of the prestigious Beijing Yintai Centre, Park Hyatt Beijing is centrally located in the heart of the CBD, directly opposite the China World Trade Centre and the new CCTV Tower. Tian Spa offers cutting edge beauty technologies and ancient healing therapies, with personalised experiences. On offer is massage, facials, body scrub, body wrap along with their signature services.
Offering an indoor pool, JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central is located in Beijing. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a seating area. The in-house JingChen Spa offers a range of therapeutic treatments including body scrub and wrap, massage, facials, lic treatments, steam room and mens services.
Offering a spa and wellness centre, Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel, a Marriott Luxury & Lifestyle Hotel, is set against the backdrop of Beijing’s lively Wangfujing Street. The onsite spa offers a range of relaxing massage and beauty therapies.
The luxurious 5-star Grand Millennium is elegantly located in Beijing Fortune Plaza, close to the new CCTV Headquarters. It boasts an indoor swimming pool, pampering spa services and 4 dining options.