BARstudio's Stewart Robertson designs Rosewood Beijing

Rosewood Beijing opened, signaling the presence of the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts brand in Asia. The 283-room hotel is located in Beijing's Central Business District (CBD) of Chaoyang, opposite the CCTV Tower.

Rosewood Beijing was designed by Stewart Robertson of BARstudio.

Rosewood Beijing has bronze Jiao Tu (Sons of Dragon) sculptures that stand on either side of the entrance and act as the hotel's guardians. Guests drive up to a foliage-filled courtyard, which acts as a buffer from the activity outside, to approach the hotel. Rosewood Beijing offers more landscaped outdoor space than any other Beijing luxury hotel, with terraces, gardens and balconies integrated into many areas of the hotel.

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Guests enter via a three-story lobby with art and calligraphy inspired by Chinese poet Bei Dao's “Rose of Time.” The artwork throughout the hotel includes ink-brush painting to photography, mixed-media and sculpture.

The hotel's guestrooms, each measuring at least 538 square feet, are among the largest in the city. Soft-touch bed linens, marble-tiled bathrooms with bespoke bath products, furnishings with subtle color palettes and mood lighting all contribute to the residential feel. This is complemented by art pieces and books on Chinese art, architecture and customs, echoing the brand's signature A Sense of Place.

Rosewood Beijing has six restaurants and lounges presenting cuisines from across China and around the world. These include the House of Dynasties, which has private dining suites; Country Kitchen, which was inspired by a Chinese village; RED BOWL; and Bistrot B, with the adjoining Bistrot B Lounge o Bar, an international bistro with interactive kitchens under chef Jarrod Verbiak.

Rosewood's Sense spa brand also makes its debut in Asia with five spa suites designed for overnight stays. The conservatory-like, glass-domed indoor swimming pool, a first among Beijing luxury hotels, has a relaxation deck and lush foliage. Recreational facilities also include a gym and yoga studio.

The property's Manor Club has a library, pool table and fireplace.

For events, Rosewood Beijing has 36,060 square feet of space. A light-filled, three-story-high pre-function space adjoins a pillar-less ballroom of 7,860 square feet. It is the first luxury hotel ballroom in Beijing to feature a connected outdoor garden for weddings and other special occasions. In another first for Beijing, the residential-style Pavilion annex offers two combinable areas for events in the style of a private home.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages 19 properties in 10 countries. The Rosewood collection includes The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and Hotel de Crillon in Paris re-opening in 2015. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts targets to double its portfolio within five years with 11 future hotels currently announced.