I agree with others that this is the best hotel I have stayed in anywhere, and I have travelled to most parts of the world. I have stayed here at least twice a year for about five years, and I always enjoy coming back. Service is superb, rooms extremely comfortable, and Horizon Club a great place if you qualify. The pool and gym are far better than any other hotel I have stayed in, and very easy to use. The hotel is in a very central location and although you look out on the junction of two major freeways, you can walk easily around the area either at ground level or through the almost endless underground upmarket shopping areas that radiate out from the hotel area. There is also a station below the shopping areas five minutes walk from your room, and if you learn to use the underground system (actually quite easy) it is a very cheap (2 RMB to go anywhere other than the airport) and efficient way to get around the city, much better than taxis if you know where you need to go. I have stayed in several other ShangriLa hotels, and while they are all excellent hotels, China World is a level above the rest. I first visited Beijing and several other parts of China in 1978 when there were only two hotels in Beijing which would accept foreigners, and the accommodation then throughout China was very third world. In some places I now visit it hasn't changed a lot, but at China World they have reached the peak of global hotel standards. They could teach a lot to some of the better known hotel brands.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Strategically located in the heart of Beijing's diplomatic and central business district, China World Hotel, Beijing is a major component of the China World Trade Center complex, which includes two other Shangri-La hotels, two 38-storey office towers, two international residential apartment buildings, an array of restaurants and a highly prestigious shopping mall. Evoking the grandeur of Imperial China, China World Hotel, Beijing's lobby is welcoming and memorable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shangri La Beijing
- China World Beijing
- China World Hotel Beijing