Hyatt Hotels Corporations has announced the opening of Commune by the Great Wall in the Yangqing District of Beijing, marking the sixth property in China for The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand. The hotel is located in the foothills of the Shuiguan Mountains amid a landscape of hills and valleys. Just over an hour’s drive from downtown Beijing, the hotel offers a quiet refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Originally conceived as a private collection of contemporary architecture designed by 12 Asian architects, Commune by the Great Wall was bestowed a special prize at the 2002 La Biennale di Venezia. Today, the hotel has 176 rooms and suites spread across 36 villas, including Cantilever House, Bamboo Wall, Shared House, Forest House and a collection of resort-inspired villas, where most rooms offer a private terrace. Each villa has its own unique design theme, from the Japanese-inspired Bamboo Wall, which offers five bedrooms and a tearoom, to Forest House, a six-bedroom hideaway designed to reflect the woods that surround it outside. Guests can enjoy mountain views from every room and access to the villas’ shared living spaces. An entire villa can also be booked for the ultimate private retreat with family or friends.
Fresh, seasonal ingredients and scenic mountain views provide an intimate connection with the locale when dining at Commune by the Great Wall. The Commune Kitchen serves refined Chinese cuisine with an emphasis on the flavors of China’s northern region. The Poolside Café and Bar serves light bites and is also a great spot for enjoying sunset on the terrace. Guests can also enjoy tailor-made private dining experience, whether a birthday dinner prepared by a personal chef in-villa or a gourmet picnic on the Great Wall.
The hotel’s spa has 15 spa rooms and a fitness center, providing space for a workout, tai chi and yoga. Young guests can enjoy the Kids’ Club, offering indoor options and seasonal activities outdoors, including gardening, camping, hiking and stargazing.
Deal: In celebration of the 1,000th Hyatt hotel opening, World of Hyatt is offering members the opportunity to earn 1,000 bonus points per qualifying night at Commune by The Great Wall— that’s 500 more bonus points when guests check out between April 1 and June 30, 2021.