Traveled to Beijing for a business trip and held a function on-site at the hotel in early October 2011. For travelers that want a compact (when I mean compact, no lift rides up to a 50+ floor lobby then changing to another lift to get to your rooms), functional and conveniently located hotel room this is an ideal property.
Small in many regards, the rooms are very spacious. Located next to Winland Building (houses many international companies and surrounded by other commercial buildings in its radius) you have all you need in the room. Internet access, big rooms with the essential international cable news channels, a very well-appointed and full breakfast buffet (which is well-advised as it's a bit of a walk to somewhere else - or if you're happy with a Starbucks you don't need the breakfast) this is just right.
There's a steakhouse, a Cantonese banquet restaurant and a nice bar with a nightly live pianist.
Their ballroom is quite small (seats 250 - 270 pax depending on configuration) and so is the ballroom foyer (cocktail capacity around 100 - 120 pax max), but they have a selection of meeting rooms. Mind you, the decor overall is nice, well-kept but not what I would stay stunning or cutting-edge, but the service is efficient and you're in and out of the hotel without any hassle.
Price is reasonable and great value-for-money.
You're about a 15-minute taxi (in decent traffic) ride to the Summer Palace from here so if you've got a few hours to spare that's a good place to head to. An interesting place for dinner nearby (10 mins taxi) is in the 5 pagoda temple, a Buddhist temple that serves so-called avant-garde northern imperial cuisine in a very unique setting. Beware of the price however - but the venue is indeed exceptional.
Again, best if you try to get a non-smoking floor for better chance of cleaner air.
- 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 and awarded by 《Travel + Leisure》as top 100 Best Hotels in Greater China.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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