Yes, as many have indicated, this hotel is in a quiet neighborhood with just a taxi ride to many tourist attractions. Storm Li, the amazing hotel concierge, can arrange ALL your travel needs. I highly recommend this hotel to families, business people and couples that want to enjoy getting away from it all in Beijing, BUT have the fantastic services of the very BEST concierge I have ever found in all my global travels. Storm can also arrange dinners at nearby (usually within walking distance or less then 10 minutes taxi ride) to a mushroom soup restaurant, or Roast Duck place without paying tourist prices. Whatever your fancy, Storm can point you in the right direction!!
This is my second stay at this hotel during this China visit. I am departing tomorrow for another city in China (arranged by Storm), and return next week to this hotel, before going home. I have stayed in other Beijing hotels (closer to the busy attractions). This hotel was recommended to me in 2008, and is now my rest stop when I am in Beijing!!
As for service... Western people will usually find restaurant service to be mixed between OK to poor. This is China, with a culture that is not always service driven to western standards. If you need something... just ask, and someone will be running to make it right. The rooms are a good size, with all the amenities you would expect in a Holiday Inn Hotel. Good selection of English channels on a HD TV, including HBO and CineMax. The rooms are very modern, and kept extremely clean by a very good maid service!! I highly recommend upgrading to a Club Room, with excellent amenities... with express check-in on the 16th floor, complimentary local phone calls, complimentary use of the Club Lounge meeting room each day for one hour, including use of a private computer room, 4 pieces of laundry free each day, up to 6 cans of soft drinks free per day from the mini bar, complimentary broadband or wireless internet in your room, choice of daily breakfast in the Club Lounge or at the Salt & Pepper restaurant on the 1st floor or room service, complimentary hot and cold snacks with cocktails, beer, and wine in the evening from 6pm - 8pm, with all day coffee, tea, soft drinks, and a variety of fresh fruits throughout the day. And, the girls working on the Club Floor all speak English, and are extremely helpful!!
To improve services... hotel management needs to change worker thinking in dealing with western standards, and has been somewhat relaxed in that thinking. BUT, overall... Each of my stays at this hotel has given me reason to return again and again!! Please consider joining me in experiencing a relaxing time at this hotel. You won't need to find Storm Li... He will find you, haha.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Central Plaza Beijing, an Award-Winning hotel, is conveniently located in Guanganmen commercial and civic area, adjacent to the new Municipal Government Office Building and is within a stone's throw from Beijing's Financial Street. The hotel is close to tourist and shopping attractions such as Wangfujing, Oriental Plaza and the Forbidden City. It is 10 minutes drive from the West and South Train Station and 45 minutes from the Capital Airport.The hotel has 322 contemporary guest rooms, including suites and two floors of Executive Club rooms, all equipped with wired and wireless broadband internet, speaker telephone and multi-language voice mail. With a 640 square meter, pillar-free ballroom and 8 other function rooms ranging from 35 to 176 square meters, the hotel is an ideal venue for business meetings and social functions alike. All the meeting rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual facilities, built-in work station, wireless broadband connection and video conference facilities. The hotel's professional meeting team will ensure every event a success.The hotel also provides other facilities like business center ticketing and tour desk, kiosk, car rental, concierge taxi and limousine service, baby sitting service, karaoke as well as a Mini Golf Club. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Central Plaza Hotel Beijing
- Holiday Inn Beijing
- Beijing Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Central Plaza Beijing