The Mandarin Oriental opens this summer within the Rem Koolhaas-designed China Central Television building (also the broadcasting headquarters for the Olympics). Have a drink at the theatrically suspended Champagne bar, which will link the hotel’s two restaurants.
Whampoa Club Shanghai has a new branch in Beijing, where noted chef Jereme Leung is reinterpreting classic northern-provincial recipes. Order the Imperial fried lamb with sweet bean paste, a Qing Dynasty dish.
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Park Hyatt opens early this year in the central business district. Dine on Chinese cuisine at Beijing’s highest restaurant, on the 66th floor.