Sunrise Kempinski is a stunning exemplar of ambitious modern architecture. It’s the kind of statement structure only China is building right now. Said to represent the sun rising over water, the building’s glass panels are angled to reflect the lake, sky and nearby Yanshan mountain. It’s a knockout stunner – and a big boy, to boot. The 306-room hotel features seven food and beverage outlets, a spa, giant indoor pool, Kids’ Club, a ballroom and meeting rooms fit for a king. Every one of its 21 floors offers superb water and mountain views.
The lake’s proximity to downtown Beijing (an hour-and-a-half’s drive from Sanlitun) and striking natural scenery make it an ideal weekend getaway.
Dining and bar outlets include Paulaner Brauhaus, Elements, Magnolia, Kempi Deli, Views Bar and The Lobby Lounge.