At the end of a 2-week trip to China, we needed to make a 3-night reservation for a Beijing hotel. When Raffles appeared in the web site search offering, we decided to give it a try. I recognized the name and knew it would be a remember-able experience. Raffles is truly a classic hotel. We were greeted with tea and our rooms were exceptional. This is an historic hotel with gracious service and excellent restaurants. They even recognized my birthday (shown in my passport) with cake in our room for the three of us. The concierge gave excellent advice when we needed some medical supplies.