With its charming Chinese-style garden, indoor heated pool, extensive conference facilities and updated rooms, the 5-star Japanese-owned Hotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong hotel offers the traveller a good blend of functionality and style. It’s well located for those working in the business districts, a one-hour drive from Beijing Capital Airport, and the Jianguomen subway station is just across the road. For the tourist, it’s a five-minute drive from the Wangfujing shopping centre and near or easily accessible for various sights, including Tiananmen Square and the Summer Palace. To unwind, the hotel’s seven bars and restaurants offer a mix of cuisines, with some also providing entertainment.
As well as the usual treatments on offer, such as manicures, pedicures, massage and facials, the hotel’s Shuizhiyun Spa also offers guests traditional Chinese medicine consultations.
Each of the 460 newly renovated air-conditioned rooms at the Otani Chang Fu Gong boast a neutral colour palette, with contrasting deep purple and gold linens and dark-wood furniture. Every room has a generous king-size bed, a safe, mini-bar, TV with satellite channels, and high-speed Internet, while executive rooms and suites are equipped with flat-screen TV, L’ Occitane toiletries, and separate shower and tub. Rooms on higher-floors enjoy city views.
The hotel’s onsite fitness centre includes basketball and badminton courts, a large indoor heated pool, steam room, and sauna. Guests can enjoy a massage in the spa or the separate massage centre. If you want to get out and about, Beijing is full of famous sights to give the visitor an understanding of its complex history, from The Forbidden City to the Great Wall of China, as well as several fascinating palaces. Trips can easily be arranged from the hotel.
The Otani has four restaurants for a global dining experience. Traditional Japanese fare, such as sushi and Teppanyaki is on offer at the contemporary Sakura Japanese restaurant or a Cantonese menu at the Peony Garden offering delicate dishes such as abalone and shark fin. Head to The Grill for a Western dishes, the Orchid Terrace Café buffet for tea while you watch tai chi demonstrations, or the Oasis Lounge to sip cocktails to a backdrop of Chinese folk music.
26 Jianguomenwai AvenueBeijing 100022China