This sumptuous property is located mere steps from the east gate of the Summer Palace — one of Beijing's most notable sites — but somehow it manages to retain a sense of privacy and seclusion. The property comprises a collection of pavilions (some more than a century old and once used to house palace guests), and the contemporary guest rooms and suites are accented with Ming Dynasty-inspired details. As for the Aman Spa, each of its nine private double treatment suites features a bathtub, spacious shower and steam and massage rooms. Followed by a selection of aromatic baths, massages incorporate classic Chinese techniques and include the Seasonal Signature, a seasonal herbal poultice based on Imperial Palace traditions. Also of note are treatments that utilize local ingredients, such as green tea and ginger.