Academia is China’s first urban Design Hotels member, located on a quiet, tree-lined avenue in the heart of Beijing, a short walk away from the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the famous shopping mile Wangfujing.
* At the hotel’s Shi restaurant, guests can enjoy fusion cuisine creatively prepared by pre-eminent Chinese chef John Hao, who puts a modern spin on traditional local dishes.
* Also located on the terrace is Yue – or, Joy – the hotel’s spa and wellness area, an all-glass enclosure offering amazing city views and featuring a reflecting pool, two massage rooms, a fitness centre, a chill-out area and, at the roof’s highest point, a Jacuzzi.
* The Academia's 46 rooms, eight suites and one Emperor Suite all boast a modern aesthetic accented with traditional symbolic touches, as well as wall-mounted flat-screen TVs, wireless Internet and butler service.
Housed in the former premises of the Qinghua University Alumni club, The Academia stands adjacent to the Imperial Palace, nestled amongst traditional temples and houses – a tranquil oasis in the midst of an exciting, hectic and fast-evolving metropolis