Rosewood Beijing Traces the History and Heart of the City with Fuller’s Map

April 27, 2018

There is a simple philosophy at play in Rosewood Beijing – to deliver eye-opening experiences that hold at their heart the essence of contemporary Beijing. In short: A Sense of Place®. Culture, history, art, language, song, dance, flavor and rhyme; all are elements curated at Rosewood Beijing to express this worldview and immerse Beijing people in ultra-luxury surroundings. Throughout the hotel, specially chosen artworks convey the spirit of the city, grounding guests’ experiences in a palpable sense of the location. The property is a living monument to this remarkable place.

Alongside its own well-established tradition of Beijing artistic expression, the property is now hosting a new artwork: Beijing, the latest piece from British artist Gareth Fuller, Fuller brings to life cities and spaces with dizzying detail. The result of hundreds of kilometers of walking and years of meticulous observation, Fuller’s work commands attention from across the room yet deserves to be studied just centimeters away.

True to its name, the experience of studying, decoding and enjoying a Fuller map is an absorbing and entertaining journey; the artist literally leaves no empty space, cramming every minute area full with intricate detail collected from his lengthy and witty observations of the city as he slowly and lovingly interrogates it. 

Like his previous works, including the much-celebrated London Town, Fuller’s Beijing is no mere geographical depiction of the Chinese capital’s existing environs. Instead its dense detail depicts the pulse of the city, its underlying systems, people, culture, future, history and heart through a playful collection of visual representations, metaphors and inside jokes.

With its trendy surroundings between the 5th and 6th Rings, Rosewood Beijing is a focal point for local sensibilities and cultural experiences. A natural place to feel the pulse of the city. Fuller himself, started his journey around the 6th Ring, then walked alongside all the ring roads of the city on foot, gathering stories and details impossible to glean through a car or train window.
In their own ways, Rosewood Beijing and Fuller each tell the story of Beijing; the former through intricate layering of art, design and cultural disciplines, the latter through intricate layering of personal journeys. So it seems serendipitous that Fuller believes Rosewood Beijing to be the ideal venue to unveil his major new artwork.

One question behind Fuller’s artworks is: “What makes a place?” One might say that no other artist’s work so literally and laterally embodies Rosewood’s philosophy of A Sense of Place®. In the hotel we aim to constantly curate the most exciting and essential experiences of Beijing. Rosewood Beijing is, indeed a fitting place for Fuller’s Beijing to begin its own history. In embracing the exciting and emotional over the rational, Rosewood Beijing does not aim to be a place of sense, but it will always deliver A Sense of Place®.

Beijing is now residing in Rosewood Beijing until 31 October 2018.

About Rosewood Beijing 
The 282-room ultra-luxury Rosewood Beijing, located in the Chaoyang District opposite the iconic CCTV Tower, is the first China property for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts? and is styled in tribute to Beijing’s heritage where ancient meets modern. The hotel features six restaurants and lounges including Bistrot B and Bistrot B Lounge ? Bar, RED BOWL stylish hot pot restaurant, MEI bar, Country Kitchen and The House of Dynasties Chinese restaurant. Meeting and function space, totalling 2,620 square meters, includes a pillar-less ballroom and the Pavilion residential-style event venue. The first Rosewood Sense spa in Asia features an indoor swimming pool, gym and yoga studio. Also debuting is the Manor Club, Rosewood’s sophisticated and exclusive access executive lounge. 

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