I stayed at this property dozens of time from 2002 to 2010 when it was the Kerry Center Shangri-La. I recently had a business trip to Beijing and noted when I requested a reservation that the property was now marketed by Shangri-La under the Kerry brand. My lone experience with the brand in Shanghai last year was positive so I booked the hotel. I could not have been more pleased. I liked the décor and ambience when it was a Shangri-La but must say they renovation to the Kerry look was a an upgrade.
I booked a club room and arrived very early (10am) off a flight from Germany. I went to the club floor to check-in was offered a beverage and allowed to check-in with no extra charge early.
The room was nicely appointed and I used the complimentary pressing service of a suit on arrival.
The gym is the same very nice and extensive Kerry Sports Club - plenty of equipment for all types of workouts.
The happy hour at on the club floor was just as I remembered with an extensive amount of food and drink. So much in fact, I didn't need to have dinner later and instead went for a long walk in the nearby embassy area to try to shake off jet lag.
After a good night sleep, I used the gym again, had a complete breakfast on the club floor and started my day.
In summary, the rooms are great, staff is welcoming and goes the extra mile. The club floor is a good value. No issues with any part of this stay. I requested and was given a 4PM check-out.
I have nothing but good things to say about this property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of Beijing's Central Business District and just 40 minutes from the international airport, Kerry Hotel, Beijing's preferential location is enhanced by its proximity to major cultural, shopping and entertainment sites such as Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Heavenly Temple, Pearl Market, Silk Market, and Sanlitun Village. From the guestrooms, guests are able to enjoy the commanding views of the iconic CCTV tower. The hotels stylish interior is matched by modern day comforts such as complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the hotel including all 485 guestrooms and public areas. Paperless check-in and check-out, complimentary mini bar and 24-hour gym are the hotel's special features. Offering discerning travellers a line-up of enhanced hardware and amenities, The Club rooms and suites will indulge guests with a sense of privilege and sanctuary. Wine and dine facilities are presented through five establishments. Kerry's Kitchen delivers authentic, well-cooked Asian and International cuisine using the finest quality ingredients, while Kerry's Pantry is perfect for grabbing a quick bite. At Horizon Chinese Restaurant, indulge in the finest quality farmed duck, hung-grilled and roasted over jujube wood to produce a thick, crispy melt-in-your-mouth experience. Along with the restaurant's signature dishes, guests will find a menu full of Cantonese specialties and a special menu solely devoted to dim sum. A 24-hour award-winning bar and lounge, Centro features live music, real cocktails and great fun in a seductive atmosphere. Vinotheque presents a unique and diverse list of wines including well-established chateaux, boutique producers, and exclusive and exceptional wines by the glass from the Enomatic wine dispenser. Spreading 7,000sqm, the hotel's fitness centre, Kerry Sports, features a 24-hour gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, multi-purpose court and a recreation room, plus an outdoor jogging track. Adventure Zone is Beijing's ultimate kid powered space that is designed to be an indoor retreat where kids rule the space. Patrons will find one-of-a-kind attractions such as drop slides and themed party rooms. Located within Kerry Sports, Adventure Zone is an exciting and unique family entertainment venue in the heart of the CBD and is professionally managed with friendly services ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shangri La Kerry Centre Hotel
- Shangri La Kerry Centre Beijing