It was a family vacation with our two kids and we really enjoyed our 6 nights stay.
The service at check-in was warm and thoughtful, and this remained throughout the rest of our stay. It maybe an unusual thing to notice but there's a particularly pleasant scent that greets guests in the hotel lobby that my daughter and I took to. Rooms were large, functional and elegant; beds and sheets were very comfortable.
In terms of amenities, the highlight for the kids was the indoor pool - it's of a good size and certainly sufficient for lap swimming. The Steak Exchange must offer one of the best steaks in town and the Chinese restaurant, Zen, served great Hong Kong cuisine.
I found the location to be convenient enough. It's right off the 2nd Ring Road and just a couple of blocks from Chang'An Ave which takes you right to the Forbidden City/Tiananmen Square, WangFuJing, etc and the heart of the city.
We took a private tour with a local guide (located through tripadvisor) on the first two days to visit the more popular attractions. The hotel Concierge was very helpful in completing our Beijing experience by offering suggestions of a more insider/local flavour which included cooking classes, cultural performances, trip to an artist village (798) and farm visit.
I'll certainly be back if in Beijing whether for business or pleasure.
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