Want to SAVE, EMAIL, and PRINT your picks? Sign up for a Purple Passport account to get started.
Aman at Summer Palace, 1 Gong Men Qian Jie, Yiheyuan (Summer Palace) (Haidian)
(86) 010-5987-9999 | www.amanresorts.com/amanatsummerpalace/home.aspx
SERVICESMassages; body treatments; reflexology; manis and pedis; hair
SIGNATURE TREATMENTNurtured Harmony Treatment
HOURSDaily; phone to inquire
PRICE (NURTURED HARMONY TREATMENT)RMB 1,500
COMPLEMENTARY FACILITIESFitness center; Pilates and yoga studio; juice bar; squash courts; lap pool
As the former guesthouse of the notoriously extravagant Empress Dowager Cixi, the atmospheric Qing Dynasty surrounds of the Aman at Summer Palace resort were built with life’s most luxurious pleasures in mind. Aman’s elegant underground spa draws on this heritage, with nine gorgeous treatment suites offering everything from state-of-the-art treatment beds to private steam showers and a menu of treatments fit for an empress. Traditional Chinese therapies, like reflexology, hot gem stone massages, and precious element scrubs, are combined with the most cutting-edge techniques to provide the ultimate in East-meets-West pampering.
GO HERE WITH
WHY WE LIKE IT
The setting is gorgeous. We love how soothing low lighting, warm earth tones, and spacious private suites are combined with traditional Chinese touches like delicate carved wooden screens and antique wedding chests–the perfect balance of atmospheric luxury and relaxation. We also like how all of the treatment rooms are doubles, making this a great spot for a romantic retreat with a significant other.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
Because it’s so far from the city center, Aman’s spa can be a pain in the neck to get to unless you’re staying at the hotel or visiting the Summer Palace.
GOOD TO KNOW
In case you’re looking to complement your spa session with a tailored workout, personal training services are available in the fitness center. The hair salon is run by celeb Hong Kong stylist Kim Robinson and does everything from cuts to color.
All information within this website was checked for accuracy at the time of publication. But since the world moves quickly, things may have changed. Pardon us for any errors as we strive to give you the most up-to-the-minute details!