Beijing played host to China's first ever Olympic Games in 2008, serving only to further raise the profile of this burgeoning city. It is modern China's capital and has been a major city throughout the history of the Far East. Naturally, this is a place rich in history and culture. Whatever your reason for visiting, our Beijing hotels provide a great place to stay.
We have a wide selection of hotels in Beijing, ranging from 3-5*. All our hotels offer excellent service and modern comforts. You will also find them in great locations around the city. This means Beijing's most famous sights are usually just a short journey away.
Many visitors travel by taxi but Beijing has a superb system of buses and subways. Staff at all of our hotels will be happy to tell you more - or even help you hire a bike so you can get around like the locals.
Start at the Forbidden City, not far from our hotels in Beijing. This was China's Imperial Palace during the Ming, Shun and Qing dynasties. Besides the magnificent palaces and courtyards, it also contains a huge range of Chinese art and artefacts.
Visit the beautiful Temple of Heaven - highly recommended. This is a taxi ride from our hotels in Beijing. A stunning, colourful, rounded pagoda, the Temple of Heaven is surrounded by a vast public park and peaceful woods. Alternatively, head to the Houhai area and walk along the shores of Houhai Lake. Our hotels will have many other suggestions if you want to get off the normal tourist trail.
Then there's the shopping. Many of our hotels in Beijing are handy for exploring Beijing's finest shopping areas, which sell both Western and local brands. You can also try the Clothing Market or the Silk Market, but remember that haggling is central to retail therapy, Beijing style.
When it's time for dinner, our hotels in Beijing offer a superb mixture of restaurants and cuisines. One has a spectacular 360 degree view of the city, so you'll have try to tear your eyes away from the windows. Don't forget to bring your camera!