By Summer Brons
Beijing
China
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The capital of the most populous country in the world doubles as an excellent travel destination for those seeking a true cultural experience. Beijing is China's second largest city, after Shanghai, and offers a wealth of great food, entertainment, and attractions. Book your trip to Beijing with EscapeWizard.com to experience one of China's most visited cities!
   
The busy Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) is located to the northeast of the city center. Three main terminals service air transportation for the city, and much of it is rather new construction thanks to rapid expansion to prepare for the city to host the 2008 Olympic summer games. Book your flight into Beijing with EscapeWizard.com by visiting (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to take advantage of our low rates on airfare. You can also book your hotel with us by clicking (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to select your preferred accommodations.    

Beijing is comprised of many districts. The central districts are Xicheng, Dongcheng, Xuanwu, and Chongwen. These districts are likely to provide the greatest options for dining and entertainment.    

The Xicheng district includes Beihai Park, the Beijing Zoo, and National Concert Hall. EscapeWizard.com recommends a visit to the zoo, where you can see over 7,000 animals of 600 different species. You'll surely want to see the giant panda, red-crowned crane, and the Pere David's deer, as these animals are unique to the country.    

The district of Dongcheng also includes some worthwhile attractions. The Forbidden City is located here, which was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty through the Qing Dynasty. Today it serves as the Palace Museum, and EscapeWizard.com encourages you to tour this important historical hub. Tiananmen Square and Beijing Central Station are two other notable venues within Dongcheng.    

Next, we have the Xuanwu district. Xuanwu does not have any of Beijing's truly important historical sites, but it does have a number of parks and temples that may be worth a visit if your time in the city allows for it.    

EscapeWizard.com knows that the Chongwen district houses the Temple of Heaven. The temple is architecturally beautiful, and houses many ancient trees. Thanks to this, the temple is often considered the greenest place in Beijing. You can also visit the Beijing Museum of Natural History here in Chongwen, as well as the Red Gate Gallery for a taste of contemporary Chinese art.    

Other districts still considered to be within the inner suburbs of Beijing include Shijingshan, Haidian, Chaoyang, and Fengtai. Shijingshan includes notable venues like the Fahai Temple, Tianyi's Tomb, and the Shijinshan Amusement Park, which EscapeWizard.com recommends if you're looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon.    

The Haidian district houses the Summer Palace and the Beijing Botanical Gardens. This green district is an excellent getaway if you find yourself tiring of the city hustle and bustle during your vacation.    

Chaoyang is a very large district, and was the site of the majority of the Olympic venues. EscapeWizard.com also encourages you to visit the Dongyue Temple located within the district, and Beijing's largest park, Chaoyang Park.    

Finally, we have the Fengtai district. This district is home to the Lugou Bridge, World Park, and the Dabaotai Western Hans Tombs Museum. EscapeWizard.com recommends observing the Beijing West Railway station, a rather impressive and active venue.    

For an unforgettable vacation in a foreign land, book your travel arrangements through EscapeWizard.com and visit the exciting city of Beijing. We're certain you'll be telling your friends about this one for years to come!
Hotels in Beijing
By Vanessa DeRenzio
St. Regis Beijing
21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Beijing, China
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The St. Regis, Beijing is a spectacular hotel for those looking to be immersed in the heart of the city. It is a mere twenty five minute drive from the Beijing Capital International Airport, and is an easy drive along the highway for those renting a car. Parking is available if reserved prior to the trip, but shuttles are also conveniently available with a surcharge. While check in time is at 2 p.m., the hotel does feature a luggage hold for earlier flights, and the front desk is open twenty four hours. The hotel also features an on-site ATM as well as a currency exchange. The St. Regis is located near the Forbidden City, the Silk Market, the Temple of Heaven, and many government offices, as well as shopping centers and tourist attractions!

At the St. Regis, everyone gets treated like a King. Each room features a 42 LCD T.V that comes fully loaded with satellite channels and a DVD player. Coffee and tea kettles are available, as well as a mini bar, and with an upgraded room guests can enjoy the luxury of a mini fridge as well! The washroom contains standard features such as a hairdryer and an ironing board. Internet is available at a charge, and twenty four hour room service is also available. Each standard room contains one King size bed, or two single beds. One cot is permitted per family, and cribs are also available upon request, free of charge. 

The St. Regis has an abundance of wonderful amenities, including a twenty four hour gym, an indoor pool, and a spa. The gym offers classes such as yoga, tai chi, and even ballet at an extra charge. There are amazing dining options, such as Danieli’s, which was voted Beijing’s Finest Italian Restaurant, and guests cannot leave without trying the signature Bloody Mary! With all of these options, venturing out of the hotel may be a challenge!

While most would not want to leave this fantastic hotel, sadly, all vacations must come to an end. Check out time is at 12 p.m., though the time can be pushed back until 2 p.m. with no extra charge. To visit this phenomenal hotel, do not hesitate to start your search for great pricing by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Beijing
By Katelyn Mohney
Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel
36 North Third Ring Road East, Beijing, China
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Allow the Sheraton® Hotel found in the Dongcheng District of Beijing to provide you with a comfortable and convenient place to stay during your trip, whether for business or for pleasure. The hotel is only a twenty minute drive from the Beijing Capital International Airport. The hotel offers guests transportation from the airport. The Beijing Railway Station offers convenient travel for guests and locals. Check-in is at 3 p.m. and check-out ends at 12 p.m.

There are plenty of things to do nearby, with the Beijing Botanical Gardens, the Forbidden City, the Beijing Zoo, and Tiananmen Square less than ten miles from the hotel, not to mention all the excellent dining and shopping opportunities.

Choose to stay in one of the 441 guest rooms of various styles, or one of the 70 specialty suites. All guest rooms feature a 42 inch LCD television with satellite channels and the option to rent movies directly from your room. The Sheraton Sweet Sleeper® Bed offers guests a luxurious place to rest your head after a long day. Wired and wireless high speed internet access is available in guest rooms for a daily fee and is complimentary in the hotel's Club Lounge.

Guests who want to stay in for meals will find the 24 hour room service very convenient. Whether you want to order a full meal in the evening or afternoon, or a snack at 3 a.m., the room service is only a call away. Feel refreshed after a swim in the hotel's indoor pool and relax in the comfort of your own room while receiving a message from highly qualified staff.

The Sheraton® Hotel located in the Dongcheng District in Beijing invites guests to take a break at this lovely location. EscapeWizard.com can help you make reservations; simply follow this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book your room today.
Hotels in Beijing
By Tekisha Slack
Park Hyatt Beijing
No.2 Jianguomenwai Main Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
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Park Hyatt Beijing is one of the most distinguished luxury hotels in Beijing. This hotel combines gracious service with luxury. It is located just 25km from Beijing Capital International Airport and 3km from Beijing Railway Station.

Each of this property’s warm and personal guest rooms are contemporary but creates a welcoming atmosphere.  A 45-sq.-mieter room features a king-size bed with 400-thread-count linens and down duvet, and spa-inspired limestone bath with tub, separate shower, heated floors and designer amenities. Contemporary decor and rich colors evoke a luxury residence, complementing conveniences like wireless Internet access and butler service.

For relaxation and rejuvenation, Park Hyatt Beijing offers a state-of-the-art sanctuary Tian Spa, which is inspired by an alpine basin in northern China. For a more dynamic experience, Park Life Fitness, is a comprehensive fitness centre inside the hotel which features open-beamed glass ceilings and walls for natural daylight, a 25-metre (82 “ft) indoor lap pool and the latest exercise equipment. Hotel guests also have the option of a more exclusive fitness studio and lap pool where they can enjoy the most spectacular poolside views in the city. 

In addition to the 5 star hotel services and facilities, guests will be able to experience a wide range of unique and luxury shopping, dining and entertainment concepts in Park Life, a dynamic lifestyle destination located within the Yintai centre.

The Park Hyatt Beijing is home to a variety of 5 star restaurants and bars including China Grill, one of the highest restaurants in Beijing, with stunning 360 degree views of the city, The Private Room which offers Cantonese cuisine and butler service. This hotel also is home to the residential style Lounge which offers a serene environment, simple Western and Asian comfort food, and an international selection of beverages. Many other tasty dining choices are also located in and around the hotel.

Experience all of the delights that the East has to offer. Use EscapeWizard.com to book your trip to Park Hyatt Regency Beijing today! Just use the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started.
Hotels in Beijing
By Tekisha Slack
Crowne Plaza Sun Palace
Yunnan Dasha, North-East Corner Of Taiyanggong Bridge, Xibahe, North Beijing China
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Expect attentive service and state-of-the-art facilities when you stay at Crowne Plaza Beijing Sun Palace.  The property is an easy 25-minute taxi ride from Beijing International Airport.
The hotel’s friendly Front Desk staff will help you with a smooth check-in and point you towards the comfort of your room, decorated with unique Yunnan province motifs. You can surf the web with high-speed Internet and watch movies on the 42-inch flat-screen TV. The spacious bathroom has an invigorating rainfall shower. These guest rooms also offers other standard amenities such as:

¢    Connecting Rooms
¢    Double Glazed Windows
¢    In Room Safe
¢    Individually Controlled Air Conditioning
¢    Iron / Ironing Board
¢    Rollaway Bed/Cot
¢    Separate Hanging Closet
¢    Sofa-bed
¢    All rooms non smoking
¢    Cable / Satellite TV
¢    In Room Movies - Premium Cable
¢    In Room Video Check-out
¢    Video Review / Checkout

You can find the best of modern Beijing among the boutiques, restaurants and spas at pedestrian-friendly Sanlitun Village and Solana, a 15-minute drive from the property. People-watch at a sunny outdoor terrace as you sip frosty beers. Walk the ancient passages of the Forbidden City; surrounded by traditional Chinese architecture and artifacts spanning 5,000 years.

This hotel is also home to some great restaurants. Watch the non-stop procession of shoppers along Wangfujing Street while sampling everything from sushi and salads to mouth watering beef. Angus Grill is located in the lobby of the hotel and offers thick slices of meat grilled to a mouth-watering perfection. The Beijing Xiao Wang Fu Chinese Restaurant serves authentic Beijing style cuisine including the crowd favorite - Beijing roast duck.

Beijing is home to many delights and EscapeWizard.com wants to help you experience them. Click on the following link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book your stay at the state-of the-art Crowne Plaza Beijing Sun Palace.
Hotels in Beijing
By Katelyn Mohney
Westin Beijing Chaoyang
7 North Dongsanhuan Road, Beijing, China
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The Westin Hotel located in Beijing, China is only a 25 minute drive from the Beijing Capital International Airport. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by friendly hotel staff who will help you get situated and plan your trip. Check-in is at 3 p.m. and check-out ends at noon.

Guests will want to visit many of the interesting local attractions, such as Sgt. Pepper's restaurant, Ming Tombs, Temple of Heaven, and the Lao She Teahouse, among many others. This hotel is located in Sanlitun, a bustling place with many opportunities that will be sure to interest any visitor. The area has something for everyone, from business centers, shops, restaurants and a happening night life.

The hotel offers guests many options when choosing a guest room: Deluxe, Premier, Westin Studio, Executive Deluxe, and Westin Executive Renewal Rooms. The hotel also offers a variety of suites, with the Renewal Suite, Executive Diplomatic Suites and the Jinmao Presidential Suite. All rooms include a 32 inch flat screen television with satellite channels and in-room movies that can be ordered conveniently with a few clicks of a button. Keep up with the latest news when you look over the complimentary local and national newspaper and enjoy a hot beverage from the coffee and tea making station or a cool bottle of water. These soundproof rooms make sure guests are able to relax or work undisturbed. Wired or wireless high speed internet access is available in guest rooms for a daily fee.

The Westin Beijing Chaoyang invites you to enjoy the best the city has to offer while staying in a convenient and comfortable location and wants guests to have a world of opportunity at your fingertips. Allow EscapeWizard.com to help you make this trip come true today. Follow this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to make your reservations.
Hotels in Beijing
By Katelyn Mohney
Hilton Beijing Wangfujing
8 Wangfujing East Street, Beijing, China
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The Hilton® Beijing Wangfujing Hotel located in Beijing, China is only 16 miles from the Beijing Capital International Airport. Transportation from the airport to the hotel is available through the railway system, subway, bus service, taxi, rental car or limousine. Nearby, guests will find many entertaining activities and cultural experiences, with Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the city center all located close to the hotel. There are also many wonderful shopping and dining opportunities surrounding this Hilton® Hotel. Check-in ends at 2 p.m. and check-out is over at noon.

Guests may choose a deluxe or executive room, an accessible room, or a suite. These rooms and suites come in many varieties, from those featuring king-sized beds to those featuring double twin beds. All guest rooms are furnished with a Flat Screen LCD television with cable, standard and premium channels including HBO®, ESPN, and CNN, so guests have the best of movies, sports and news. The televisions offer guests the option to rent movies directly from the comfort of your room. High speed internet access is available in guest rooms and in the hotel's lounge area. Rooms feature miniature bars and miniature refrigerators so guests have easy access to favorite beverages and snacks, and a place to keep leftovers after dining out at one of the wonderful local restaurants or ordering from the room service, which is available 24 hours a day. All rooms have a coffee and tea making station, so guests can enjoy favorite beverages at any time, and a complimentary coffee and snack caddy is provided as a welcoming gift upon arrival.

The Hilton® Hotel located in Beijing invites guests to experience the best the city has to offer while staying at this wonderful location. EscapeWizard.com can help you book a room; just follow this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to make reservations.