They say that if you truly love someone, then every day is Valentine’s Day. We beg to differ, because, frankly, it’s not every day that you can attend romance-fueled events and take advantage of epic hotel deals. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the best, most romantic ways that you can spend Qixi, otherwise known as Chinese Valentine’s Day.
Have a fabulous night in Sanlitun with a ‘Romance Night Out’ five-course steakhouse dinner at CHAR bar & grill. Take in the glittery view of Sanlitun at night and savor delicacies like their signature T-bone steak, french oysters, caviar, scallops, sea urchin and Australian wagyu beef consomme. Level up with a six-course meal at Ying Chinese, where you can splurge on Boston lobster, caviar and Chef David’s slow-cooked wagyu beef short ribs. Both sets include two glasses of bubbly.
Tue Aug 25, RMB1999/couple (CHAR bar & grill set dinner), RMB1314 (Ying Chinese set dinner). InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun.
Beijing Hotel NUO is teaming up with high-end lingerie brand La Clover to bring you a flirty ‘Love Manifesto’ dinner full of authentic French dishes. Every reservation will receive a stylish gift from La Clover and end the night with a one-night stay in a luxury room. Like the walls of the historic hotel, your love is sure to stand the test of time.
Tue Aug 25, RMB999/couple. Beijing Hotel NUO.
The House of Dynasties at Rosewood Beijing is pulling out all the stops with a fabulous set menu featuring special dishes like double-boiled morel mushroom and sea cucumber, wok-fried Boston lobster and slow-cooked Australian short rib and chilled sago mango cream. Cheers to a lifetime of love with a glass of complimentary champagne.
Tue Aug 25, RMB1588/couple. The House of Dynasties @ Rosewood Beijing.
Waldorf Astoria Beijing
Express your love in elegant style at Waldorf Astoria Beijing. The hotel’s renowned French restaurant Brasserie 1893 has crafted a six-course set menu full of hearty plates like marinated Japanese tuna, grilled duck foie gras, Hainan chicken, grilled prime beef tenderloin and more. Over at Zijin Mansion, an innovative Cantonese set dinner menu awaits with specials like pan-fried Australian lobster in a spicy & sour soup, steamed tiger grouper with pea sprouts and crab roe and wok-fried rice with Yunnan mushroom and dried sausage.
Tue Aug 25, RMB2020/couple, +RMB520/extra guest (Brasserie 1893 set dinner, includes wine; subject to a 15% service charge), RMB1314/couple (Zijin Mansion set dinner; subject to a 15% service charge). Waldorf Astoria Beijing.
Spend an unforgettable evening at Migas Mercado, where Chef Miguel Zapata has whipped up a delightful Qixi set menu featuring a fresh cherry gazpacho, seafood platter, Australian black angus beef tenderloin and a sweet strawberry dessert.
Tue Aug 25, RMB1388/couple. Migas Mercado.
For a dreamy dinner date, take your loved one out to Mosto. Surrounded by flowers and romantic candlelight, you’ll feel the love while enjoying a decadent five-course meal. Choose from starters like seared foie gras with cauliflower foam and New Zealand green mussel casserole with white wine and Italian parsley, and move on to mains like Mosto’s signature grilled beef tenderloin with sweet corn and potatoes, mustard-dilll sauce and asparagus. Finish on a sweet note with passion fruit panna cotta.
Tue Aug 25, RMB488/person. Mosto.
Spoil your sweetheart this Chinese Valentine’s Day at NUO Hotel Beijing. Enjoy a romantic four-course dinner at N’Joy, a six-course lunch or dinner at Jia or an adorable afternoon tea at Lobby Lounge. Meanwhile, O’Bar will have a special deal on bottles of rosé and U’Deli will tempt you with special chocolate treats, like a two-pound rose chocolate cake, available through August 28.
Tue Aug 25, RMB1288/couple (N’Joy set dinner, includes bottle of sparkling rosé), RMB999/couple (Jia set lunch or dinner, includes bottle of sparkling rosé), RMB338/set (Lobby Lounge afternoon tea), RMB1800 (O’Bar rosé package), RMB188-388 (U’Deli desserts). All prices except U’Deli’s are subject to service charge and VAT. NUO Hotel Beijing.
RONG·The Home has created a special Qixi set menu for two full of delights like cheese potato soup, sweet pork ribs and lobster with rice. Lovebirds can also treat themselves to a one-night stay at Gracie Art Hotel for RMB1188, including dinner.
Tue Aug 25, RMB520/couple (subject to a 15% service charge), RMB1188 (set dinner + one-night hotel stay). RONG·The Home.
Love is in the air at The Opposite House! Start the night at Union lounge bar, with a lovely buy-one-get-one deal on rose champagne. Indulge in an exquisite Italian meal at Frasca with a four-course Qixi menu or impress your date with a delectable set menu at the Michelin-starred restaurant Jing Yaa Tang. Make the night last with a stay at one of the hotel’s romantic suites, complete with welcome champagne, a rose petal bubble bath, an RMB1000 in-house restaurant voucher and an in-room breakfast for two the morning after.
Tue Aug 25, RMB1199/couple (Frasca set dinner), RMB1520 (Jing Yaa Tang set dinner), RMB3999 (one-night stay at Suite 95). The Opposite House.
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