At one of the elder statesmen of the city's hospitality scene, good deals can be had. Despite smaller than average rooms and some aging decor, it has several fine pluses: an assured staff that is always helpful; excellent restuarants, including One East, serving upscale North American and European cuisine; and one of the liveliest hotel bars in town (with an extensive wine list). Guest rooms are clean and modern (if rather simple), and the pleasing health center is a real
asset. Though some distance from the sights, it's convenient for the airport and the nightlife of Sanlitun.