The hotel itself could use a bit of an upgrade, nothing major it is still a fine hotel. What really stands out is the staff. I showed up at 10 in the morning, no reservation no call ahead-my Chinese co-worker booked us in a hotel that did not accept foreigners. A quick visit to IHG lead me here. Upon trying to register the desk clerk told me to book on line for a better rate, which I did for the day before (my phone browser was on USA time). She fixed that, gave us two rooms at the discounted price and allowed us to get into our rooms immediately. After a 12 train ride from Shanghai that was simply the best. Later that evening I had flagged down the restaurant manager and told him how happy I was with the staff, after a brief discussion he insisted on preparing a takeaway breakfast for me in the morning (early bus to the Great Wall). I didn't want it but he insisted, halfway to the Great Wall I was so glad he did and ate a very nice boxed breakfast. I understand I may have been given some special treatment due to Platinum status be even still this was far above and beyond my expectations and I normally have high expectations from the service industry. Given the staff and how close the hotel is to the Forbidden City (easy 15 minute walk) I highly recommend this hotel, highly.
- 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