Built in the 1930s, this hotel was chosen in 1946 as the headquarters of General Ye Jianying, a hero of the Long March and the Communist Ceasefire Delegation, when the Chinese Communist Party and the USA set up a joint Ceasefire Committee in Beijing. Today, this business hotel offers a total of 122 rooms over 5 floors in the main building and 3 floors in the annexe. Guests are welcomed in the lobby, which offers 24-hour reception and check-out service, a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities, a cloakroom and lift access. Additional facilities at this air-conditioned establishment include a hairdressing salon, conference facilities, WLAN Internet access, room service, laundry service, bicycle hire and a car park for those arriving by car. Dining and drinks are provided by the café, bars, pub and restaurants.
The hotel is situated in the centre of Beijing. From the hotel's entrance, guests can see the eastern gate of the Forbidden City and the only pedestrian street, Wangfujing Street, at the heart of Beijing's shopping and business centre, just five minutes' walk away. Tiananmen Square is just around 500 m from the hotel, while the Temple of Heaven and Beijing Railway Station are both about 1 km away.
The rooms are furnished with comfortable Chinese furniture, modern or traditional. All the guest rooms are equipped with modern facilities and Internet access. The en suite bathrooms include a shower, bath and hairdryer. In-room features include direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, an ironing set and safe. Rooms have air conditioning and central heating.
Hotel guests may make use of the gym, and massage treatments are also offered.
The hotel features restaurants and bars, serving Chinese and Western cuisine. A continental breakfast buffet is served daily, lunch is available as a set menu and dinner is offered à la carte.
American Express, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard and VISA are accepted as methods of payment.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
Iron and board