Although it's clearly aiming to be a world class luxury hotel, there's something missing. Which doesn't make it a bad hotel, it's just not the top class hotel it sets out to be. I was there for a work conference, and I enjoyed my time there. It's comfortable, clean, has good facilities and it's location in the business district is great.
The hotel has all the features you'd expect of a luxury hotel: large building, opulent lobby, classically furnished rooms, expensive bathrooms, imposing buffet breakfast and it's own Louis Vuitton outlet (in fact, it's on top of a shopping center that seems to sell every over-priced designer brand on the planet). But perhaps that's just it: it feels like a paint-by-numbers formula hotel that has all the ingredients, but no real soul or panache of its own. The physical product is also let down a little on the service side: the warmth and consistency of service just isn't there.
So while I by no means objected to staying at China World, if I have the choice I will try somewhere else next time I'm in Beijing.
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- Also Known As:
- Shangri La Beijing
- China World Beijing
- China World Hotel Beijing