A Look at the “Urban Forest”–inspired Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing

The hotel’s 348 guest rooms feature swaths of oak wood, beige marble, and wood-grain patterned carpets, not to mention floor-to-ceiling windows that frame views of the surrounding greenery.

Photo: Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing

Wangjing, a residential area in northeast Beijing known as much for its surfeit of Korean restaurants as for its more recent emergence as a vibrant business center and IT hub, now has a hotel to match its new buzz.

Designed by acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma as a tribute to the traditional three-sided courtyard house known as sanhe yuan, Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing is a ravishing addition to the city’s lodgings scene, its location between green parks reflected in an “urban forest”–inspired look that emphasizes natural materials and understated contemporary luxury.

Beyond the conservatory-like lobby, the hotel’s 348 guest rooms continue the theme with swaths of oak wood, beige marble, and wood-grain patterned carpets, not to mention floor-to-ceiling windows that frame views of the surrounding greenery.

Culinary offerings range from the Market Café, where guests dine on regional and international cuisine amid gazebos and water features, to Shunpachi, an izakaya-style restaurant serving an array of Japanese specialties. Other pluses include a cabana-lined indoor pool and easy access to the 798 Art Zone and Beijing’s extensive subway system.

For more information, call 86-10/8630-1234 or click here.

This article originally appeared in the December 2018/January 2019 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Natural Approach”).

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