Grand Mercure Beijing Dongcheng hotel opens its doors

By Chris Chamberlin, August 22 2014
Grand Mercure Beijing Dongcheng hotel opens its doors

The Grand Mercure Beijing Dongcheng hotel has opened its doors in the heart of Beijing, making it the second Grand Mercure in the vibrant Chinese city.

Withy 202 contemporary rooms and suites, guest can experience authentic cultural activities such as traditional Chinese tea ceremonies and daily Tai Chi exercises in their downtime.

Situated amidst Wangfujing and the China International Exhibition Centre, the hotel is well-positioned for business travellers, while also within easy reach of local tourist attractions including the Forbidden City and the Yonghe Lama Temple.

Over 300 guests can be accommodated in the pillar-less ballroom – which packs in an 18 square metre LED screen – or across seven other multi-purpose function rooms, complete with natural light.

Hungry travellers can find international fare, à la carte dishes and a 24-hour Congee menu at ‘101’, an all-day dining restaurant.

There's plenty to eat at '101'...
There's plenty to eat at '101'...

‘Chinese Restaurant’ showcases the art of Oriental dining with classic Chinese cuisines and seafood, with ‘Lobby Bar’ serving up drinks and light snacks.

Settle back with a nice cocktail at Lobby Bar...
Settle back with a nice cocktail at Lobby Bar...

Business travellers can also make use of an Executive lounge, wireless Internet, a modern and fully-equipped gym and sauna and can earn and redeem points through the Le Club Accorhotels program.

To celebrate the Grand Mercure Beijing Dongcheng’s opening, promotional room rates are on offer from ¥688 (around A$120) for stays until 30 November 2014, and also come with free breakfast.

Air China flies directly from Sydney to Beijing Capital Airport, while Qantas jets to Hong Kong from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – with onward connections to Beijing via its Oneworld partners Cathay Pacific and Dragonair.

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller, and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.

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