Beijing’s ability to constantly reinvent itself is nothing short of astounding. Something novel rises every year to fulfill the needs of this historical megacity, whose appetite for the next best hip hangout knows no bounds.
This month, the Chinese capital has welcomed a new addition: Hotel Jen Beijing, a 450-room, 22-story property located in Guomao. Designed by Stickman Tribe Dubai, the hotel sports an unabashedly youthful, urban-art vibe: a pastel-dominated ice cream mural overlooks its inviting cerulean pool; its graffiti spray-painted gym comes with vibrantly colored equipment; and Chinese zodiac signs have been carefully laser-cut into its gastropub Beersmith’s copper vats.
The Shangri-La-owned hotel has open-planned rooms that are awash with natural light, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows that offer impressive views of the city. Easy-on-the-eyes palettes were favored, with the occasional pops of color brought by plush pillows, graphic artworks, and ottomans. And it’s hard not to miss the abundance of space. Its highly prized Jen 75 Skyline rooms measure 75 square meters and come fitted with an equipped kitchenette, a comfy living room, and a breakfast bar.
Foodies can drop by the in-house restaurant San Wu Tang to indulge in Southeast Asian dishes that come with a dash of Chinese influence. In this farm-to-table dining venue, guests can delight on freshly harvested vegetables that were grown from the hotel’s hydroponic garden. Workaholics can catch up on the corporate race at Prototype, which comes with its own café to cater to deadline-beaters who need a quick caffeine shot.
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