As a newly minted Marriott Rewards Platinum, I was looking forward to my stay at this hotel. I had hoped for a suite upgrade for my 6 night stay but settled for an Executive Lounge room on the 22nd floor. Even so, a great room since I'm just travelling solo.
The workout facilities here are great. The only downside is that the TV only includes Chinese language programs, apparently due to some government regulations around TV in public areas. The pool looked nice, but a bit small. Haven't tried the loungers in there yet but may next time.
The location is good. Easy to get to anywhere I want to go. The Concierge was also very helpful in advising on how best to reach certain locations and in suggesting private tours for my visit to the Great Wall. I ended up going with an associates recommendation for a driver to the Great Wall for a 1/2 day, but did appreciate the concierge trying.
The Executive Lounge here is very nice. As opposed to light appetizers at other places, you could easily have a full meal at the lounge in the evening. For breakfast, I'd recommend the main restaurant over the lounge as there are more options and 'live cooking stations' for your choices.
Great service, though, and an excellent hotel at which to stay. Glad I'll be back in a couple months...