As most Aman properties, this one feels very special and is a destination almost in itself. It is larger than most Aman hotels around the world (there is even a large cinema for guests) - but it still feels serene and intimate. The suites are very large and beautiful and situated around different courtyards. You can chose from different restaurants (chinese, japanese etc.) and they are all very good. The location is both a disadvantage and a big advantage: you are far away from the center of Beijing (20 minutes by taxi, much longer during rush hour), BUT at the same time you have a very beautiful and relaxing place to wind down after exploring the buzzing city. AND you can explore the grounds of the Summer Palace almost alone in the morning - which was a truly magical experience!