By { Misty Milioto

With the recent opening of the new Sofitel Beijing Central, Accor Hotels brings French luxury to the heart of China’s capital city. Sofitel is the only global luxury hotel brand infused with modern French art de vivre, and each hotel embraces local culture in its design. Centrally located in Beijing’s civic and diplomatic area, the hotel is within easy reach of Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, the National Museum of China and the National Grand Theatre.

The Sofitel Beijing Central features 345 spacious luxury rooms and suites, and Sofitel Club floors provide access to the new Club Millésime Lounge that will open late this year. All rooms come complete with sumptuous LANVIN bath amenities, a well-equipped mini bar, high speed Wi-Fi, a 48-inch LED TV and a Bluetooth sound system. Suites, meanwhile, sport a Harman/Kardon home theater system and Bose portable speakers (upon request). King guest rooms and suites also feature a roomy, round bathtub.

Sofitel is a brand known for its authentic and lively food and beverage culture, and Sofitel Beijing Central is no different. Guests can choose from The Dining Room, featuring Western and international cuisine, plus an outdoor garden; Yan, the hotel’s signature Chinese restaurant with a main dining room and five private rooms, focusing on Cantonese cuisine, seafood and the famous dishes of Northern China; and The Lounge, offering elegant afternoon tea, evening cocktails and live music. 

Recreational facilities include a day spa, a fitness center with state-of-the-art Technogym Artis series equipment and a stunning indoor pool. No. 2 Jianguomen South Ave., Chaoyang District, Beijing, China, +86.10.6515.8855,