Hotel Eclat Beijing
9 Dongdaqiao Rd, Chaoyang Qu, China, 100020
Photo by Hotel Eclat Beijing
Hotel Éclat BeijingEven for travelers who try to avoid malls whenever possible, Beijing's Parkview Green, an odd glass pyramid with impossibly high aerial walkways, is rather impressive. Attached is the Hotel Éclat. Service is overwhelmingly good—every guest is guided to his or her room by a staffer upon check-in—and the artwork collection is vast, to say the least. The hotel purportedly has the second-largest collection of Salvador Dali paintings in the world, alongside a good collection of modern Chinese artwork. The steel-and-glass paneled design is incredibly futuristic; at times, you hardly seem on planet Earth, much less Beijing. Rooms are artfully appointed, evoking a certain thematic atmosphere. Floors are also divided by themes, which can feel a bit hokey, but the hotel makes up for it with suites featuring private pools and clear views of downtown.