One thing's for sure — Beijing has no shortage of quality hotels. If you're visiting on business, you'll want a place that's conveniently located and full of amenities geared toward making your stay more comfortable and efficient. Here are a few of the best hotels for business trips Beijing has to offer.
Kerry Hotel — Though recent renovations were aimed at giving a more relaxed, lifestyle-type feel, the Kerry Hotel is the prime hotel for a business trip. Style and comfort come together for effortless indulgence: rooms are complete with a flatscreen TV complete with Bose speakers and a DVD player, while the bathtub and rainshower in the mostly marble bathroom are fit for a king.
Jiangguo Hotel — an affordable yet still very comfortable option in the Central Business District. Free Wi-Fi in the rooms and a 24-hour business center make it a good place to get work done, while the live gardens featured on the balcony of each room provide a nice homey touch. If you're in an executive room, relax after a busy day at the complimentary cocktail hour.
The Ritz Carlton Financial St— If you're going to visit China's political and cultural center, why not splash out? Soundproof meeting rooms with individual climate control, as well as a full-size executive desk and high-speed internet in each room will help you take care of business. This location is right on Financial Street and offers a car service, making getting around chaotic Beijing almost seem easy. Almost.
The Hilton Doubletree — Not far from the Ritz is the more budget-friendly Doubletree hotel. Modern decor and opulent comfort make for a pleasant stay at this famous chain. The rooftop garden is a beautiful place to host a business event, or just to bask in the sun when the weather is warm. Sometimes it can get hectic doing business far from home, but the friendly, English-speaking staff will make sure you're right at home.
EAST Hotel Beijing — comfortable beds, free Wi-Fi, meeting space, this place has it all — if you don't mind being a little farther from the action, that is. It's located near Wangjing Business Area, and about 15 minutes' drive from both the Beijing International Airport and the Central Business District. You'll find computer workstations at Domain, described as a 'social business center cafe-lounge-bar'.
Kempinski Hotel Lufthansa Center — If the seriously impressive amenities and comfortable guest rooms with free Wi-Fi, marble bathrooms, and 42-inch flatscreen TVs aren't enough, the hotel staff will sweep you off your feet. They speak English and will do whatever they can to make your stay more comfortable. Each stay also includes complimentary 2-hour usage of the meeting center.