Frenchman Brice Péan moved to Beijing one year ago with his family to open Kempinski’s largest resort in China at Yanqi Lake. This veteran general manager and his wife Claudia, a jewelry designer, have two children: Carina (age 20) and Maxim (9). Maxim speaks fluent Chinese and serves as Brice’s personal translator whenever they go out. We met up with the Péan family at their home in Shunyi to find out what they like to do when Brice isn’t busy preparing for the resort’s grand opening.
Favorite Family Restaurant
Pinotage Shunyi. This South African restaurant is very kid-friendly and has a playroom for children.
Favorite Day Trip
The Huanghuacheng section of the Great Wall, by the lake.
Favorite Weekend Activities
We like to play golf, do sports, see friends, and relax.
We’ve been enjoying Beihai Park recently.
We like Temple Restaurant Beijing.
Best Places to Play
Outdoors would be Hujing Water Park in Huairou and indoors would be the Kerry Adventure Zone.
Favorite Way to Relax
Watching a movie
Best Place to Celebrate
Sanlitun has it all!
Favorite Places to Shop
For both ourselves and the kids, we go to Gap and Solana.
Photo by Moxue Zhang Photography