Bringing its own special brand of contemporary smarts for transit passengers and those requiring a stay near the airport is the Langham Place Beijing Capital Airport.
This playful 372-room hotel (opened 2010) with Djs in the lobby and an art gallery, serves up large beds, oversize baths, flat-screen LCD TVs with DVD players, i Pod docks and, of course, Wi-Fi. The two-floor Club L will keep business suits entertained with Internet stations, a pool table, games and, yes, a boardroom.
A detailed guide to luxury hotels for business travellers or leisure trippers and some stylish designer boutiques for fun.
'App' taxis, trains, and tips for corporate meetings with a handy Beijing shopping guide for the intrepid.
By mid-2017 'app cabs' hired through smartphones were on the prowl with better cars, faster service and GPS coordinates to ensure you arrived at the address of your choice.
Such a cab in reverse from The Ritz Chaoyang to the airport, is about Rmb150, or about 50 percent more expensive.
Mandarin promises to serve up a luxury escape in historic renovated courtyard surrounds with suites, cake shop and a spa. Designed by Sir Norman Foster to resemble a coiling dragon, Beijing International Airport’s Terminal 3 has a floor area of a million square metres and took Rmb21 billion, 50,000 workers and four years to build.
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JUMP TO Beijing Airport | New and Central area business hotels | Hip Sanlitun boutiques and Luxury picks | The East | The North | The West | Boutique hotels | Yanqi Lake MICE | Beijing shopping guide and duty-free | Hotel Contacts THE AMAZING Beijing experience begins as your flight starts its approach through crisp blue winter skies or that impenetrable, unpredictable, smog.
It all looks very straightforward on a map, but the traffic is choking, so choose your hotel location carefully and allow plenty of travelling time.
The city's liveliest area for dining and drinking is Sanlitun, which is just east of the historic centre.
The place dwarfs pretty much everything inside and around.