Hotel Éclat: luxury boutique hotel in Beijing

Hotel Éclat is a 100-room luxury boutique hotel in Beijing’s Parkview Green in Fangcaodi, designed specially with the business traveler in mind. It features 26 luxurious rooms and suites featuring Jacuzzis in bathrooms; 20 indulgent suites boast their own private outdoor pool.  Modern, wonderfully spacious and filled with light, this boutique hotel has a wonderful Japanese […]

Travel Guide to Beijing, China

Beijing’s status as an It destination was confirmed recently when Lonely Planet named it one of the top cities to visit in 2013. But expats and savvy travelers have long known that the Chinese capital holds charm, luxury and excitement that go far beyond the tourist traps of the Forbidden City and Summer Palace. Of course […]

Opposite House: stunning luxury design hotel in Beijing

If you are traveling to Beijing and want to stay in a contemporary luxury hotel, check out the Opposite House, designed by Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma. What impresses one most about the Opposite House is the astonishing amount of light and space not just in the lobby and other public areas, but also in the […]

Beijing Olympics special: guide to hotels and restaurants in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong

When the Beijing Olympics officially begin on August 8, thousands of visitors will descend upon the city to enjoy the games and to explore the country. Many will be visiting Shanghai and Hong Kong, too. That’s why I have put together a list of favorite hotels and restaurants in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. We […]

Boutique hotel in Beijing: Hotel G targets design-conscious travelers

Just in time for the Olympics. Hotel G, a boutique hotel, has opened in the central business district (Gong Ti Xi Lu), close to popular restaurants and nightspots including the ultra chic Green T. House. The decor is 1960s retro chic. Its 110 rooms whose names are easy to remember, especially when booking: Good (Studio), […]

Mapplr’s favorite hotels and restaurants in Beijing

The Olympic Games in Beijing are just around the corner, so I thought I’d post my favorite hotels and restaurants in the city. Beijing restaurants Tian Di Yi Jia 140 Nan Chi Zi Street Beijing, China +86 10 8511 5556 The Lan Club 4/F Twintowers B-12 Jianguomenwai Ave, Chaoyang District Beijing, China +86 10 5109 […]