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“Aman offers the chance to step into a cushioned cocoon, a place with sublime imperial-era buildings, extensive grounds and exquisite service and food.”

Business Traveller, Hong Kong
on Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing, January 2012

“To check into the Aman at Summer Palace feels perhaps like the imperial Chinese families must have once felt when arriving at an important destination. Forget the bothersome typical procedures of check in at the majority of hotels: here all guests are VIP.”

Reforma Newspaper, Mexico
on Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing, December 2011

“Six in the morning and there is steam rising from the inner courtyard flagstones of the Aman at Summer Palace…..This is a time when magic is in the air and every cobblestone seems like it might echo with the long lost footsteps of an errant emperor or a departing concubine.”

“By 9am it’s time to return to the resort, part of which consists of original palace buildings, to take breakfast in one’s suite, where the antiques and traditional arched ceiling create the feel of a time machine, falling back through all that mist to the days when the Empress Dowager Cixi, who adored this place, might stop in for tea. Trust me, you will not want to leave.”

Quintessentially Asia, Hong Kong
on Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing, December 2011

“If grand is what you want, grand is what you will get at this mansion of a resort, located in no less than mere steps from the East Gate of the very grounds of bona fide UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Summer Palace of the Empress Dowager Cixi.”

Home Concepts, Singapore
on Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing, December 2011

“Enter the Aman’s vast stone courtyard and you will instantly sense its past, as lakeside winds whistle beyond terracotta walls.”

AERIS Magazine, Hong Kong
on Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing, December 2011

"For those who wish to breathe in culture even when asleep, Aman at Summer Palace in Beijing is a retreat from the bustling city, steeped in history. Staying in century-old pavilions adjoining the summer hideaway for China’s last royal family, visitors can take calligraphy classes or listen to performances of traditional music in pagodas around the property. However, the real reason for staying here comes when the sun sets and you are granted exclusive, torch-lit access to the palace, usually teeming with people during the day."

The Wall Street Journal, UK
on Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing, November 2011
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