This business hotel is located approximately 8 km from the city centre and just 3 km from the Forbidden City. Beijing National Stadium can be reached within 30 minutes by public transport and the National Aquatic Centre is around 8 km away. Beijing Capital International Airport is located just 20 minutes' drive from the accommodation.This 661-room hotel opened in 1989 and by 1996 had garnered recognition from 2 prestigious organisations. The China National Tourism Administration named it as 1 of China's 50 best hotels, while the American Academy of Restaurant and Hospitality Sciences presented the hotel with its 36th Five Star Diamond Award. Fully air-conditioned, it welcomes guests into a lobby with a 24-hour reception and check-out service, safe, cloakroom, newspaper stand, currency exchange facilities and lift access. Dining options include a café, bar and restaurant and room service is also offered. Further facilities include a hairdressing salon, kids' club, laundry services, conference facilities and a car park for those arriving by vehicle. Wireless Internet access is provided throughout public areas.The hotel's guestrooms have been upgraded and furnished to ensure the comfort and satisfaction of even the most discerning travellers. They come equipped with double beds, a direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, radio, high-speed broadband Internet access, a safety deposit box, minibar and ironing set. The en suite bathrooms have been fitted with a shower, bath and hairdryer, and all of the rooms feature air conditioning and central heating as standard.The hotel's fitness centre, which has recently undergone renovations, includes a gym, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room. Relaxing massage treatments are offered and there is an outdoor tennis court on the hotel grounds.