Good news for those who are Beijing bound – the historical China capital will have a second hotel under Mandarin Oriental management from 2017 (the first is also scheduled to open in 2017, in the CCTV building), with outstanding service, luxurious facilities and must-go dining destinations. The Group’s second property, Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing, is situated on the top two floors of the prestigious new WF Central, a prime commercial and retail building, with a stylish design by international architects Kohn Pedersen Fox. The hotel is designed to entice guests with its intimate garden terracing – perfect for socialising or chilling – state-of-the-art in-room entertainment systems and 74 elegantly decorated guest rooms and suites, many of which have fantastic views of the Forbidden City. You can also soak up Beijing’s architectural wonders from the two restaurants, which have access to a rooftop terrace, or step out to the bar’s private courtyard. The Spa will provide a relaxing retreat from the city, while the more active can enjoy the hotel’s well-equipped fitness centre and indoor pool. First-time visitors to the capital, meanwhile, have the major tourist attractions and landmarks such as Tiananmen Square within easy reach.