China World Hotel
Inspired by China’s imperial palaces (lacquered red pillars; gold bamboo panels; crystal chandeliers), with escalator access to one of the city’s most upscale shopping malls.
Room to Book: South-facing rooms see Chang An and the business district, North-facing rooms look out on the Rem Koolhas-designed CCTV headquarters.
Doubles from $323.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.