Aman Summer Palace, Beijing, China
Mere footsteps from Beijing’s glorious Summer Palace, Aman occupies
a series of traditional dwellings: each transformed into mini-palaces of
elegance, none losing sight of their history, and all dripping with
mod-cons. Dining covers relaxed to all-out glamour, and Chinese to
Western; the spa comes with a 25-metre indoor lap pool and on-hand trainers; and there’s even a private cinema.