Beijing draws international business travellers from all corners of the world thanks to a reputation for being a global powerhouse on the corporate front. Because the city is no stranger to hosting those with professional pursuits, there is a seemingly endless list of hotels that more than meet the business travel brief. With something for all budgets, here are just a few top picks on where to stay if your work finds you staying overnight in Beijing.
Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing
For those keeping an eye on the bottom line, this Park Plaza hotel proves that a great business hotel doesn't have to come with a high price tag. With three stars and all the trappings to ensure your comfort. Starting with the location, which is ideally positioned within close proximity to both business and leisure districts, this one definitely ticks all the boxes. Tiananmen Square is close by as is the Beijing Railway Station for easy access to all parts of the city.
Choose between five different room configurations, from the Superior Room all the way up to the Executive Suite. There is also a Plaza Club Level that provides such additional amenities as a breakfast buffet, room on a higher floor, high tea and a welcome gift upon arrival when you book a suite. Regardless of which room you stay in, everything needed for a pleasurable stay is accounted for. This includes a comfortable bed, private ensuite, WiFi access, executive work desk and a bedside control panel.
The hotel also plays host to further amenities such as an onsite restaurant, fitness centre and massage centre. Business travellers will also appreciate the onsite business centre, currency exchange centre and meeting facilities.
Comfort Suites Yayuncun
Another ideally positioned hotel that won't break the bottom line, the Comfort Suites Yayuncun provides easy access to the Bird's Nest, Water Cube and China National Convention Centre. It's also close to the Metro Line 5 for access to destinations further afield.
There are 13 different room categories to choose from, providing a staying option for all pocket sizes. The Efficiency Rooms provide comfortable beds and private ensuites, while the suites offer everything from in-room kitchenettes to separate sitting areas. Beyond the 96 rooms, the hotel provides access to a full breakfast, WiFi, a convenience store, indoor pool and fitness centre. For business travellers specifically, there are also meeting facilities onsite and a dedicated business centre.
For travellers that book through their FCBT Travel Manager, this SmartSTAY hotel also comes with the added benefit of complimentary WiFi and a continental breakfast. And if you sign up to the Choice Privileges program through your Travel Manager, you'll receive fast track Diamond status along with 4,000 bonus points.
Langham Place Capital Airport
If your travel period is brief and a stay close to the airport is high on your priority list, you may want to consider a stay at Langham Place. It offers all the comfort of the respected Langham brand with the convenience of being just an eight-minute walk from Terminal 3 of the Beijing Capital Airport. It also happens to be within 15 minutes of the city centre (by express train) and within an hour's drive from such sightseeing opportunities as Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall and Forbidden City.
There are 439 guest rooms in total. This includes one Spectacular Penthouse and 66 suites. Choose from seven different configurations, ranging from the Deluxe Room and Executive Room to the Townhouse and Chairman Suite. Each features modern and stylish interiors complete with Langham's signature Blissful Bed and private marble ensuite. Sound proofed windows, iPod docks, WiFi and twice-daily housekeeping services also come standard across each room category.
There are five different dining options available at the hotel as well as a dedicated Cardio Studio and quiet sanctuaries in which to relax and refocus. Plus, if you book this SmartSTAY hotel through your FCBT Travel Manager, you'll also receive complimentary WiFi, three pieces of laundry (min three night stay) and an upgrade to next room category (if available) upon checking in.
When it comes to 5-star luxury, this Beijing hotel will not be outdone. Upholding Fairmont's dedication to superior finishes and hospitality, guests are treated to unique architecture and decadent decor throughout all 222 rooms. There are three different room categories – Deluxe Rooms, Signature Suites and the Presidential Suite – all of which provide superior comfort. Standard amenities found in all configurations include a state-of-the-art work area, high speed WiFi access, plush bed with 400-thread count bedding and private spa-inspired ensuite.
As far as onsite amenities go, you'll be well covered with four different award-winning dining options, the Willow Stream Spa and Fitness Centre and meeting facilities to suit all group sizes. This hotel is also a SmartSTAY hotel, which means you will receive complimentary WiFi access, breakfast, late check-out to 4pm (if available), room upgrade (if available) and 15% off the best available rate when you book through your FCBT Travel Manager.
In addition to the superior fit and finish of this hotel, an ideal location means the best of Beijing is at your fingertips. Not only is it situated at the heart of the central business district, but it also provides easy access to Wangfujing Street and entertainment centre, the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.