Stay a minimum of two consecutive nights to enjoy daily breakfast, a traditional Chinese hotpot or Western cheese fondue, one traditional Beijing dumpling cooking class for two, and a two-hour Herbal Poultice Signature Massage.
Just steps from the East Gate of the Summer Palace grounds lies Aman at Summer Palace — the ideal location from which to enjoy the beauty of winter in Beijing with unique in-house activities to escape the chill. Housed in a series of pavilions, some of which date back over a century and were originally used by guests of the Empress Dowager Cixi, the resort offers the elegance of the Qing Dynasty with every modern comfort.
A serene retreat with peaceful internal courtyards embracing traditional Chinese architecture, the property provides easy access to such cultural landmarks as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the hutongs, as well as Beijing’s restaurants, art galleries and more.
The Aman Spa at Aman at Summer Palace boasts double treatment suites, each complete with bathtub, shower and steam room. The spa has developed a seasonal herbal poultice that is combined with a massage, drawing on Traditional Chinese Medicine practices from the Qing Dynasty. Generating warmth in the body and internal organs, the two-hour treatment stimulates circulation and eases muscle tension.
The traditional Chinese dumpling, known as jiaozi is a much-loved part of Beijing cuisine. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a cooking class with the resort’s head dim sum chef, in Naoki’s open kitchen.
Aman at Summer Palace is also offering a warming traditional Chinese hotpot or European fondue dinner. The Chinese hotpot has a history dating back more than 1,000 years, and consists of a simmering metal pot of stock at the centre of the dining table. Fresh vegetables, meats and seafood are added by diners to simmer.