HOTEL of the month

The Peninsula Beijing

May 2017

Opened in 1989, just a short walk from the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. The design of the hotel is inspired by China’s imperial architecture, exquisite art and cultural traditions. The newly restyled hotel combines timeless Chinese artistry and craftsmanship with cutting-edge Peninsula technology and service to set spectacular new standards in design, luxury and comfort in the heart of China’s dynamic capital.

HOTEL INFORMATION

ADDRESS:

8 Goldfish Lane, Wangfujing, Beijing, 100006

TELEPHONE: +86 10 8516 2888

WEBSITE: www.beijing.peninsula.com

"Creating a comfortable and luxurious bed is crucial to the overall experience."

Patrick Behrens

Hotel Manager 

Patrick Behrens

Hotel Manager

the INTERVIEW

We had the exclusive opportunity to sit down with Mr. Behrens, the Hotel Manager at The Peninsula Beijing Hotel.

What was the design inspiration for the Peninsula Beijing?

Inspired by Middle Kingdom’s opulent imperial palaces and tranquil gardens, which provide a serene oasis for Chinese Emperors and nobility to meditate and relax.

New rooms are inspired by the interior of a luxury yacht; the new guestrooms are styled in graceful shades of crème. Reflecting Beijing’s status as the nexus of China’s vibrant arts scene, the walls are adorned with specially commissioned works by stellar Chinese artists. The oversized bathroom styled in black and white veined marble offers a deep-soaking tub and deluxe bath products. An abstract Chinese calligraphy mosaic above the bath depicts the movements of a goldfish, inspired by the hotel’s address on Goldfish Lane in Beijing.

What is unique about your property?

The new rooms of the hotel are the most spacious in the Capital. The Peninsula Beijing is one of the first hotels in China to offer 24-hour check-in and check-out to all guests.

The Peninsula Beijing embraces the “farm-to-table” and organic concept, the hotel works directly with 22 farms in China, that supply sustainably produced vegetables, fruit, meat and honey on seasonal basis. All are fully certified by either the Chinese or the US Government, and the hotel chefs from each restaurant personally visit every farm on a regular basis to ensure the provenance and quality of the ingredients.

What was important about having Frette in your property?

1. Creating a comfortable and luxurious bed which is crucial to the overall experience. 2. Frette made custom linens by incorporating the hexagon pattern to match with the design of the new hotel. 3. Both, The Peninsula and Frette value craftsmanship. 4. The hotel has a long term relationship with Frette as we have a Frette shop in the hotel shopping arcade.

How do Frette linens add to the design of the hotel?

Frette is the one of the most famous textile company's known for the luxury linens and home lifestyle products. It has a rich history since 1860 and also has a lot of high-end clients and hospitality clientele.

How can you make your customer feel special?

For me, a very personalized service: 1. Empathy; thinking in the shoes of the guests to serve them in a right way; 2. Foresee their needs: take action before a request is made to exceed their expectations.

What does it feel like to wrap yourself in Frette?

Home and comfortable.

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