A city landmark since 1900 and ideally situated where upscale Chang'an Avenue and the ever-popular Wangfujing bazaar area meet, the Beijing Hotel (Beijing Fandian) stands right in the heart of the city, just a few minutes' walk from the Forbidden City and Tian'anmen Square. This Beijing hotel has become one of the city's most distinguished addresses and made history again when it served as the headquarters for the International Olympic Committee in 2008. It was also presented with the "Five Star Diamond Award," one of the industry's most prestigious awards, several times by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.
For guests who like a view, there are multiple rooms with a view of the Forbidden City. Guestrooms also come with voicemail, broadband Internet access, a mini-bar and an in-room safe with additional amenities like a bidet and, in select rooms, a fax machine is also available.
Numerous dining outlets in the hotel offer a variety of foods including Western, Japanese and Chinese cuisines. Created by a late Qing Dynasty official, the hotel's Tanjia Restaurant brings together ingredients from northern Chinese cuisines and prepares them Cantonese-style.
For those traveling on business or looking to hold events, the Beijing hotel offers 15 meeting and conference venues including the massive and ornately decorated Banquet Hall. At 1,907 sq m (20,526 sq ft), the Banquet Hall can accommodate up to 1,000 guests and has a 8-channel simultaneous translation system and stage. An exhibition hall as well as more intimate function rooms are also available.
A fitness center, indoor tennis court and indoor swimming pool are available for those looking to stay in shape. For guests looking for something more relaxing, a spa center and a game room.