Being my first visit to Beijing I chose this hotel because friends who do business in China recommended. It has a spectacular lobby, excellent service and beautiful suites. I stayed on the Horizon Club level which includes an all day lounge with full breakfast and a nice happy hour. If you eat breakfast this is a great place with cooked to order Western style food as well as local foods. You get what you pay for. At $400 per night I thought I received a good value for my room and I had a wonderful experience you wont get in an American hotel On Sunday afternoon there is a chamber concert in the lobby. Every evening there is some entertainment in the lobby. The hotel has several restaurants but I didn't eat there choosing to take the recommendation of my guide as we travelled about town. If you can I also recommend a car and driver. Hotel offers an airport pick up where a representative meets you as you get off the plane and whisks you through customs and in my case chauffeurs you into the city right to your room. Invaluable after flying for 15 hours.