Stay: 5 nights (February 2017)
Room: Fairmont Gold Junior Suite with Gold Lounge access
Reviewed by: Andrew Chan (Professional Film Critic and former global luxury hotelier)
Our stay at the CCTV style pink modern building structure of Fairmont Beijing was a lovely and luxurious one. As we celebrating a special occasion, we made a request to the hotel prior to the stay to arrange for a memorable stay. On arrival, we were escorted by the hotel reception to the 20th floor Fairmont Gold Lounge. As we were upgraded to the junior suite of Fairmont Gold, we had a separate and private check in desk and managers.
As we walked into our spacious and elegantly designed junior suite rooms, we were gratefully surprised for the lovely gesture of rose petals in a heart shape and red roses in a vase to celebrate our occasion. Tiny touches are paramount to a luxury hotel experience, especially for someone who have worked in the industry on a global management level.
The bathroom is extremely large and well furniture with an oversized bath tub with gold plated handles. Rose petals and bath salts are beautiful combo for the luxurious bubble bath experience.
Adding to this, the clear glass view from the bath tub to the bed is a modern idea. There is two separate wash basin and a huge mirror much to the delight of a romancing couple experience. The shower heads are comfortably big and plenty of space and the Japanese style toilets are nice touches.
The king sized bed is comfortably sized and elegantly placed within the room with a beautiful view of Beijing skylines. The separate luggage and wardrobes compartment adds a layer to the luxury. There is a separate sofa and coffee machine to complete the relaxation process.
Now we get to the key point, the beautifully located and complementary access of the Fairmont Gold lounge and without doubt made our experience a hugely romantic, satisfying and relaxing. The lounge access provides daily continental and Chinese buffet breakfast of which is plentiful of choices and quality. Nespresso machine coffee, tea, freshly squeezed juice and Norwegian sparkling water is available throughout the day. There is also the choice of freshly made eggs, hash brown and wonton noodle soup in the breakfast menu.
Afternoon tea is filled with small canapés and dessert, while evening cocktails, red and white wine and sparkling wine finishes off a wonderful lounge experience. The service must be complimented as it is seamless and first class as we are treated like VIP guests. I can assure that the Gold Lounge experience definitely adds to the level of service and overall experience.
Of note of mention is the special arrangement of flowers on Valentine’s Day to surprise my partner and this was done with absolute discreet and appreciation to the Fairmont Gold team for their efforts. We also took time out to try out the spa on Valentine’s Day and the private room was spacious with a huge spa. The body scrub and body massage that followed eased to our sleep and relaxation.
All in all, this Fairmont stay was quite memorable and adding to the sudden and rare nice blue sky weather of Beijing, the five days was almost perfect. From the beautiful in-room experience to the personalised services of the Gold Lounge personnel, thank you for the luxurious experience.
Service – 5/5
Room – 5/5
Cleanliness – 5/5
Experience – 5/5
Overall – 5/5
Disclaimer: We paid for the entire hotel stay