First, I'll confess that IHG is one of my favorite brands. This hotel did not disappoint. It's within a couple of blocks' walking distance from Olympic Park, which is a great place to spend an afternoon or evening.
The hotel also has a well stocked breakfast buffet with a wide array of Western and Chinese items, including cooked-to-order omelets, pancakes, French toast, pastries, hot and cold cereals, dumplings, and more.
The rooms are showing a bit of wear, but the beds were comfortable (not quite as hard as standard Chinese beds) and the views of Olympic Park were superior.
The staff speaks good English and was more than willing to assist with booking excursions.
The airport is about 30 minutes away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- InterContinental Beijing Beichen is conveniently interconnected with the China National Convention Center (CNCC), one of Asia’s largest convention center. Beijing International Convention Centre (BICC), the Olympic Forest Park, National Olympic Stadium and China National Tennis Center are all within walking distance from the hotel while the business centers of Zhongguancun Science & Technology Park, Shangdi Hi-tech Zone, Wangjing, Tsinghua University and Peking University can be reached in a short drive. The hotel is only 30 minutes from Beijing Capital International Airport and 25 minutes from CBD. The hotel combines sophisticated meeting infrastructure, restaurants & lounges and relaxation options with comfortable and spacious rooms to perfectly cover the needs of international and local meeting & exhibition delegates (MICE) and business travelers. Easy access to Beijing’s historical sightseeing spots, such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Great Wall and the Summer Palace, as well as the amazing view of the blue Water Cube, make it a preferred venue to combine business and leisure. Galaxy Hall offers one-stop exclusive customized service including meeting, dining and recreations. With all over 350sqm, it has a capacity of more than 100 participants, immersing themselves in the tour of each professional field, together with the panoramic Olympic view through french window. Recreation room provides attendees with upscale KTV equipment, 75 inches home theatres to fully relax mind and soul. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Beijing Beichen Hotel Beijing