The Conrad Hotel's distinctive futuristic exterior, with its curved edges and membrane-like covering, is instantly visible above the flat cityscape of Beijing. The space-age architecture outside is matched by the ultramodern feel of the interiors. Rooms are spacious, decorated with subtle Asian touches like pale silk walls in a Chinese motif. Bathrooms are a sheer pleasure, with heated floors and television projected on the mirrors. Among the three different kinds of bath products offered is Shanghai Tang, the luxury Hong Kong brand. Other perks include Nespresso machines, 400 thread-count bed linens, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and iPod docks. One welcome surprise: Blueair air purifiers, along with humidifiers, are available on request—executive suites have them installed automatically. The Conrad stands out among Beijing's other five-star hotels with its attention to detail, especially the attentive service of the immaculately attired staff. The gorgeous Chapter restaurant, designed to look like a three-story library with a circular staircase, is a popular brunch spot. A two-story Cantonese restaurant, Lu Yu, has its own elevators for exclusive entry to the dining space and nine private rooms. The fifth-floor nightclub Vivid has all the sleek leather seating and flashy glitz of a Hollywood hotspot, with an appealing open air terrace that draws big crowds when the weather is warm.