For a convenient getaway with more family-friendly amenities, head for Beijing Marriot Hotel's Changping branch. Located within the Changping Fun Capital Complex, the hotel is a short 40-minute drive from central Beijing and is located amidst popular tourist destinations such as the Ming Tombs and the Badaling Great Wall. If you're considering exploring the area, also check out the Juyongguan Great Wall, Badaling Safari Park, the Ole Outlet park and the other destinations within the complex.
Its biggest feature here, both figuratively and literally, is its 6,500sqm Hot Spring Centre, with a total of 21 signature theme pools. Head one floor down for the kid-friendly pool where you get to completely escape the clutches of winter as the kids slide into warmer waters or dive into the ball pool.
For the more chic option, however, it's the hotel's outdoor herbal therapy pools you'll want. Artfully combining traditional Chinese aesthetics with post-modern sleek designs, those not daunted by the cold air can move from one pool to the other, each of varying temperatures and medicinal theme, perfect for individuals who would love to soak the day away with a view of the mountainside.