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.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A MULTI-AWARDING WINNING HOTEL, InterContinental Beijing Financial Street is situated in the center of Beijing's prestigious financial and business district. The hotel is recognized by Earth Check as Silver Company 2011 and awarded by 《Travel + Leisure》as top 100 Best Hotels in Greater China 2011.A contemporary, 18-storey building of modern design and traditional Chinese art set it apart, as does its ideal location. Just minutes away are Tiananmen Square, Wangfujing Shopping area, the Central Government Administration, and several International shopping centers. It's also easy for leisure guests to reach famous historic heritage sites such as the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, the White Pagoda Temple, and the Lama Temple. An ideal choice for both leisure and business travelers! ... more less
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