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Raffles Beijing

Posted on March 31, 2011 | HotelsNo Comment


Exemplifying delicacy as well as exceptionality and designated as the Far East’s sole deluxe hotel, Raffles Beijing makes up for a legendary hotel on the central Chang’an Avenue to reflect French flair as well as Oriental finesse. Set up in the area in the last century, this luxury hotel in Beijing even in this century has maintained its uniquely appealing rooms as well as suites that were inspired by the travel’s golden age. But, this has not restricted to the flow of technology here, which facilitates the ultra-modern 21st century living.

The extravagance of the 1920s as well as the sumptuousness of the 2000s can be felt everywhere and that the guests can experience the best of both the times – may it be via the chandelier-lit restaurants or a day spa. In short, the entire hotel is draped in the beautiful contemporary art reflecting national as well as international charms.

Raffles Beijing
is perfectly nestled at the meeting point of the Wangfujing shopping district and the popular Chang’an Avenue. This is actually in the heart of the esteemed business district from where its guests can easily access the attractions like the Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Silk Market, Tiananmen Square, China Museum of History, and ‘Bird’s Nest’ Olympic Stadium (hosted the Olympics of 2008, and ‘Water Cube’ National Swimming Centre.

Rooms

At this 13-floored, two-towered hotel, there are 171 rooms as well as suites accommodating into different types. Known as Block B is the Colonial Building that houses the Landmark guestrooms, while the Block E also called as the modern edifice located behind is the home of the Raffles Inc. executive rooms meant for the business travelers.

Irrespective of which one you pick, each of them has stationery sets, desks with lamps, free wireless Internet access, bidets, double sinks, separate showers and tubs, bathrooms, flat-screen TV, more than 60 cable/satellite channels most of which are in Chinese, CD and DVD players (request), bathroom scales, mirrors, hair dryers, premium television channel(s), climate control, curtains, AC, voice mail, complimentary newspaper, Internet access (complimentary), direct-dial phone, complimentary bottled water, mini bar, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, wake-up calls, housekeeping, turndown service with chocolates delivery, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, bathroom phone, extra towels/bedding, sewing kit, handheld showerhead, slippers, in-room childcare (surcharge), electronic/magnetic keys, safe (accommodates laptop), iron/ironing board (on request), cribs, and welcome amenities like cookies and fruits.

Amenities

• Secretarial services  • Security guard  • 2 restaurants in hotel  • Event catering  • Exhibit space  • Multilingual staff  •  Room service (24 hours)  • Tour assistance  • Translation services  • Shoe shine  • 24-hour front desk  • Babysitting or child care  • Parking (free)  • Parking (secure)  • Valet parking  • ATM/banking  • Airport transportation (surcharge)  •   Lounge  • Ballroom(s)  • Business services  • Banquet facilities  • Air-conditioned public areas  • Computer rental  •  Audio-visual equipment  • Fireplace in lobby  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby  • Concierge desk  • Multiple conference/meeting rooms  • Cell phone/mobile rental  • Coffee shop or café  • Elevator/lift  • Elevator/lift attendant  •   Express check-in and check-out  • Floor butler  • Internet access in public areas – complimentary  • Internet access – wireless  • Medical aid  • Gift shops  • Multiple small meeting rooms  • Limo or Town Car service  •  Doorman/doorwoman  • Dry cleaning/laundry service  • Currency exchange  • Porter/bellhop

Recreation

• Umbrella  • Spa tub and the indoor swimming pool under a ceiling of glass  • Library  • Chess table  • Ice skating  •   Tennis  • Playground  • Golfing

Restaurants

Nobody can leave the Raffles Beijing hotel without spoiling in its culinary delights. The chic Jaan soaked into the aura of the 1920s via the gilded chandeliers is the signature restaurant where creative, but light French meals are served. Here, there is also the authentic dance floor of timber for losing the calories.

On the other hand, the vivid East 33 offers a modernly cozy ambiance along with its dedication for all-day dining featuring the international cuisines.

Rates

From $212 per night.

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