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Temple Hotel

City Hotel
China
Beijing
No. 23, Shatan North Street, 北京市 BJ, China
Dongcheng (City Centre),
4pm
12pm

Temple Hotel

Temple Hotel in Beijing offers a truly unique boutique hotel luxury experience amidst centuries worth of history, art and architectural treasures. It is the brainchild of Belgian businessman Juan van Wassenhove who found local partners and investors to painstakingly restore the beautiful natural features of the Qing Dynasty Zhizhusi Tibetan Temple like intricate woodwork, ceiling frescoes, and ancient Sanskrit paintings.

Today, many contemporary artworks, including nifty Wang Shugang installations and the only James Turrell installation in China, seamlessly blends with the antique temple features, creating a very serene art-filled ambiance which is a rare find within the bustling city. Monk’cs chambers and the old TV factory wing have been redesigned as guest rooms and there are a total of 8 stylish accommodations that have state of the art amenities like heated floors, lattice double glazed windows, iPads, docking stations, Nespresso machines, communist-style custom-made desks and chairs, and antique opium beds – a perfect mixture of the old and the new!

Although the usual hotel amenities like a spa or pool is not present, the abundance of art alone in the hotel’s gallery plus the presence of a lovely French restaurant by Belgian chef Ignace Lecleir lures local and international guests. The temple’s main hall is where cultural events and film screenings are held. The hotel’s sleek bar and lounge is also a local hotspot, especially for expats, who enjoy the serene atmosphere with modern jazz playing in the background.

 

Policies of Temple Hotel

4pm
12pm
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.
All major credit cards are allowed at this property.
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

Amenities of Temple Hotel

  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • BAR AND RESTAURANT
  • CONFERENCE ROOM
  • DOORMAN
  • ELEVATOR IN BUILDING
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • EVENTS PLACE
  • FITNESS
  • FREE PARKING
  • FRIDGE
  • HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE
  • PICK AND DROP
  • ROOM SERVICE
  • SAFE
  • SWIMMING POOL
  • TELEVISION
  • Wellness and Spa
  • WIFI

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Top 7 Hotel Facts
  • Meticulous renovations by Belgian owner Juan Van Wassenhove and his partners began in 2007 and first opened with the Temple Hotel restaurant in 2011
  • The hotel won an Award of Merit from UNESCOin 2012 for Cultural Heritage Conservation
  • Art enthusiast haven with hundreds of art pieces including James Turell’s Gathered Sky; guest get free screening while non-guests can visit on Sundays; there are many Wang Shugang outdoor art pieces
  • Tucked away in an 18th century 3,500 sqm Qing Dynasty Tibetan Temple away from the tourist crowds in the Forbidden City
  • Sleep in the quarters of budist monks and have a chance to walk to the forbidden city
  • There are 8 comfortable and stylish rooms with unique features like custom-made communist-style desks and chairs, antique opium beds, but also has the latest technological amenities like ipads, designer toiletries
  • Room Tip: 2nd floor courtyard facing rooms have best views; the Dragon Phoenix room, a former prayer hall, is the most spacious
  • 2 of the duplex rooms in the old TV factory wing has its own private garden and hutong alley entrance for convenient exploration and walks to the Forbidden City
  • WorldTop7 Insider Tip: No TVs in the in the room
  • In-room breakfast is served bento-style in a beautiful box with various compartments and drawers; there is a free mini-bar stocked with goodies and treats
  • Celebrity Tip:  Boris Johnson, London’s Mayor, stayed here and gave a speech in 2014
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