Crowne Plaza setting on so called famous shopping strip which onsisted of alcohol and cigarette shops.
The hotel itself was beautiful - rooms excellent, well appointed and comfortable. When we arrived went to the room to make a cup of coffee and amongst the tea, coffee, coffee mate etc were a couple of condoms. Had a bit of a laugh at that one.
Went into the room safe and sitting on top were 2 tins which contained gas masks - for terror attack or fire - almost half an hour of fresh air. OK - hadn't seen one of those since I was a kid in WW2 in England.
Now the road rules - OMG - you wait for the WALK SIGN and you start off to cross - be careful evidently cars have permission to go straight through and it is up to you to allow them or chance being run over. We found it was based on some American system whereby traffic keeps flowing. Found this in Shanghai as well but not so much. So many cars - so expensive - out of my league.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on bustling Wangfujing Avenue, Crowne Plaza Beijing stands in the heart of the city s vibrant shopping and international business centers, such as Oriental Plaza, Financial Street and CBD. The hotel is Just 45 minutes drive from Beijing International Airport and 15 minutes from Beijing Railway Station with easy highway access to Shenyang, Tianjin and Shijiazhuang. Just a 10-minute stroll or taxi ride will bring you to the magnificent Forbidden City and other historical landmarks including Tiananmen Square, Great Hall of the People, Temple of Heaven and Lama Temple.At each memorable day s end, ours is a familiar, friendly face welcoming you with all the comforts of home. In Beijing, you ll agree that The Place To Meet is Crowne Plaza. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing Hotel Beijing
- Beijing Crowne Plaza
- Crown Plaza Beijing
- Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing