Situated right in the heart of Dongzhimen, Ascott Raffles City Beijing lets you fully take in the lively scene. Built during the Yuan dynasty, the area is now a main transport hub that receives multitudes of locals daily, and hides many of Beijing’s surprises.
Be spoiled by convenience at this residence with an array of shops, restaurants and cultural sites parked right outside your door. Jump on subway lines 2 and 13 to embark on a speedy sightseeing adventure. For business travellers, make the most of your time with the Beijing Capital International Airport just a 16-minute car ride away.
Head to the famous Gui Jie, or Ghost Street and pamper your inner foodie. Over 150 storefronts can be found here, most of which are restaurants that operate 24 hours daily. The air here is infused with the aroma of Peking duck and heart-warming hotpots. There remains no better way for cultural immersion than to savour traditional dishes.
Once fuelled up, travel to the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Recognisable by its bold golden yellows - a colour emblematic of the royal family, the Forbidden City draws locals and tourists in droves. Magnificent architectural charms are a real visual treat.
After pounding the streets, head back to your residence where a relaxing Jacuzzi awaits. Or if there is still energy to spare, head for the gym and have an energising workout. When staying with Ascott Raffles City Beijing, you can make the most out of your stay in this thriving capital.