Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel wins boutique hotel design award

Chinese publication Across Through recognizes the hotel’s expression of a journey from ancient to modern

Recently, the Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel was selected from a field of luxury and boutique hotels for the 2014 Boutique Hotel Design Award. The award winner was chosen from an annual list published by Across Through. Across Through is a monthly luxury culture and travel magazineproduced by China’s Southern People Weekly whichlists China’s top vacation destinations for lifestyle, dining and tourism.


Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel won the Boutique Hotel Design award for embodying both the spirit of escape and a philosophy of seeking adventure.

The Renaissance flagship hotel in China features the latest Renaissance branding concept, 328 guest rooms and a 1000sm ballroom facility in the heart of Beijing. To the west it faces the Forbidden City, while to the east it faces the modern, international and metropolitan central business district. It resides on Wangfujing Street, an ancient cultural center of economic activity. Today the longest pedestrian street in Beijing Wangfujing Street is a must-visit landmark in the capital.

The design of the hotel features a unique and stylish wing shape design, similar to that of unfolded book and incorporates local historical themes. The “book” design theme of the Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel compliments the philosophy of Renaissance brand, “exploration and discovery.”

For centuries, books have been passed from one generation to another leaving behind a trace of history wherever they go.  The Renaissance Book serves as an appropriate inspiration for the interior design of the hotel, one that helps patrons explore Beijing and China in depth. Through the metaphor of an open book, it retells a myriad of stories from Chinese history. It illuminates the essence of the culture, art, entertainment, theater and music, thereby tracing history from the Emperors and the Forbidden City to the China of today.

The lobby features library shelving to the ceiling showcasing ancient books and artwork. In contrast, the modern and fashionable R Bar is outfitted with sleek LED screens. The design expresses a journey from ancient to modern and realizes a natural transition from work to relaxation.

VOA’s design brings the city’s cultural energy into the space and develops a Renaissance lifestyle within the hotel that tells these stories marrying Western chic with a Chinese aesthetic.

Read more about the award online.

Team members: Serena Yu Wen, Nan Zhou, Kris Yokoo

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