The PuXuan Hotel and Spa, the latest luxury hotel by Urban Resort Concepts (URC), officially opens its doors in Beijing’s WangFuJing District, a symbolic crossroads of commerce and arts. Seamlessly combining contemporary design with the expansive history and rich culture of Beijing – the design, amenities and culinary experiences at The PuXuan pay homage to its local heritage while redefining the luxury landscape in the vibrant capital.
The PuXuan is poised to be a new modern retreat encompassed by a convergence of diverse cultures prevalent in the bustling region. With an abundance of activities, dining options, and awe-inspiring sights, the city presents travelers with endless opportunities to immerse themselves in its storytelling history, diversity, and evolution.
A true oasis in the heart of the city, The PuXuan also features URC’s proprietary UR SPA that will offer bespoke treatments by CHA LING – “L’Espirit du Thé”, an LVMH brand that combines traditional Chinese medicine with French beauty, along with organic formulations by one of the industry-leading creators of wellness products COMFORT ZONE. Other spaces include The PuXuan Club, offering a new level of privilege along with round-the-clock exclusive access to a handsome and fully serviced lounge, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, and a variety of indoor and outdoor venues for both corporate and social gatherings.
The PuXuan will join URC’s first property, The PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai as well as The PuShang Hotel and Spa in Xiamen to be among the ranks of The Leading Hotels of the World, a group established in 1928 that has since grown to more than 400 of the finest hotels from around the world. The collection of URC luxury urban resorts further includes The RuMa Hotel and Residences in Kuala Lumpur, which opened in November of 2018.
With world class service, The PuXuan is rooted in a service culture of Hostmanship™, hotel staff are dedicated to creating a genuinely respectful and tailored experience for each guest that reflects contemporary interpretations of China’s deeply rooted hospitality traditions. The hotel captures the intimacy of a home run by an accomplished host with unparalleled standards of service centered around the needs and comforts of guests. The PuXuan goes above and beyond to provide their guests with 24-hour check-in and check-out, complimentary access to the fully stocked mini-bar, breakfast anywhere in the hotel, best-in-class WiFi, meeting room use, and laundry and pressing services, among others.
BEIJING IMMERSION TRIPS
The PuXuan is committed to celebrating the rich local culture and through an immersive program giving guests exclusive access to local, hidden gems and landmarks alike – hopes to offer travelers a completely new way to experience Beijing. These half and full day programs will consist of destination expert-guided tours through Beijing’s maze-like alleys known as hutongs, walks through the tree-lined Old Legation Quarter, or through the paths of old imperial scholars such as Confucius. These highly curated immersion tours offered exclusively to guests of The PuXuan ensure that travelers to Beijing experience the breadth of the city’s history, culture and gastronomy.
Comprised of 92 elegant guest rooms and 24 suites, the new-build hotel provides sweeping views of the city’s Forbidden City as well as Beijing’s charming skyline. The hotel’s design – brought to life by Shanghai-based design firm MQ-studio – seamlessly integrates luxury and understated metaphorical design throughout the modern sphere. Each area within the hotel features contemporary design details emphasized by uniquely Chinese cultural influences, handcrafted furniture, and artisanal pieces.
Taking inspiration from the elaborate carved stone thresholds to the doorways of traditional hutongs, guests are greeted by five pairs of menduns, welcoming them to their home in Beijing. Inside the hotel, a beautiful inner courtyard, the focal point of traditional Beijing homes, along with beautifully crafted and intuitive spaces, connect guests to the quintessential Beijing experience, rooted in authenticity and context.
The PuXuan is set to become Beijing’s definitive dining destinations with the opening of Rive Gauche, serving unpretentious French classics with extraordinary savoir-faire, Fu Chun Ju, serving some of the capital’s finest Cantonese preparations along with Tea Room and The Lobby Lounge.
With direct access on levels 2 and 3 of the hotel respectively, the openings of Rive Gauche and Fu Chun Ju are welcome and overdue additions to the culinary scene in Beijing, where guests will discover a new appreciation for local provenance as they enjoy seasonal menus that highlight the unique flavours of the finest, local and heirloom ingredients.
A slice of bohemian Paris right in the heart of Beijing, Rive Gauche perfectly encapsulates French “bistronomy” cuisine, where Executive Chef Ivan Miguez interprets French classics with his own personal twist, imbued with influences from his travels around the globe, paired with his keen eye for detail and perfection from his years spent in numerous Michelin-starred kitchens. The space is intelligently designed to include a variety of dining, lounge, and bar, private and outdoor spaces and constitutes the venue of choice for its exquisite food offerings, expertly-crafted cocktails and exceptional wine selection in a sophisticated yet vibrant atmosphere that draws inspiration from the Parisian comptoir or “counter” culture.
Fu Chun Ju offers a journey into the extraordinary, culinary world of Chef Waikit Yeung; one in which he and his team pay homage to time-honoured Cantonese flavours, interpreted in contemporary and exciting new ways. Designed as a contemporary tribute to the capital’s traditional Hutong home, the thoughtfully conceived variety of non-intrusive open and private spaces with their clean and simple lines, feature Beijing’s famed hues with an aesthetic of amber glass, delicate timbers and stone. With a strong emphasis on seasonality of ingredients, Chef Yeung’s cuisine is characterised by its meticulous preparation and nuanced flavours, be it his delicate dim sum, roast meats, claypot dishes or his exquisite seafood preparations.
To celebrate the opening of the hotel and its restaurants, guests are invited to embark on a culinary journey through a series of opening offers. Quote “Meet me at Rive Gauche” when making your reservation and your companion dines free*. Guests will also enjoy a complimentary wine pairing experience when they order any of the curated selection of private dining room menus at Fu Chun Ju, crafted according to their preferences by Head Sommelier, John Wu.
The opening rate for room booking starts from RMB 2,680++ per room night for stays between February 1 to March 31. For reservations or inquiries, please call +86 (0)10 5393 6688, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thepuxuan.com.
*Guests enjoy 50% off a la carte food bill at Rive Gauche till February 17, excluding February 13 and 14 and complimentary wine pairing at Fu Chun Ju till March, 31.
**UR SPA, Tea Room and Fitness Centre will open end February.