Trip to Sydney and Flying with the Princess of Thailand in THAI First Class
Review: Conrad Beijing Executive Corner Room
Photo Review: Air China International Business Class Lounge, T3E (PEK)
Review: ANA B787 Business Class, Beijing to Tokyo
Video Review: ANA Suite Lounge Gate 110, Tokyo Haneda (HND)
Review: THAI B747 First Class, Tokyo to Bangkok Flying with the Pincess of Thailand
Video Review: THAI Royal First Lounge, Bangkok Airport (BKK)
Review: Silver Kris Lounge, Bangkok Airport (BKK)
Review: THAI B747 First Class, Bangkok to Sydney
Review: SilverKris Lounge, Sydney Airport (SYD)
Photo Review: Air New Zealand International Lounge, Sydney (SYD)
Video from my YouTube Channel 📺
Date of stay: February 26-27, 2018
Address: 29 North Dongsanhuan Road Chaoyang Dist., Beijing, 100020
Room: Booked King Room, upgraded to Executive Corner Room
Area: 58 sq.m.
Nightly Rate: 45K Hilton Points with free breakfast as a Diamond member
How to get here: From the airport, take Line 1 Bus and get off at Baijiazhuang bus stop, costs 25 Yuan. Taxi is about 150 Yuan.
Hotel Exterior & Entrance
Lobby & Reception
The hotel lobby was gorgeous with the usual Chinese design although the lobby of The Peninsula Manila is still my favorite 😉
I arrived at the hotel around 4pm and was immediately helped by Zoe, one of the associates working that afternoon. She welcomed me as a Hilton Diamond member and informed that I had been upgraded to an executive corner room. The upgrade was not like the "suite upgrades" I got at the Conrad Centennial Singapore nor at the Conrad Hong Kong but still a nice one 😉 She then gave me the usual hotel information like breakfast hours, wifi code, etc and and then asked for the 1500 Yuan deposit for the incidentals. I also asked if she could book a taxi for me at 6:15am the following day since my flight to Tokyo departs at 8:25am. She was very friendly and efficient and within a few minutes, I was on my way to my room.
Elevators & Hallway
Executive Corner Room, 2309
The room was beautiful and spacious offering fantastic views of Beijing's city skyline and the Tuanjiehu Park.
Executive Lounge, 29th Floor (6:30am to 11pm)
Afternoon Tea (3pm to 5pm)
Happy Hour (5:30pm to 7:30pm)
Breakfast, Chapter Restaurant (6am to 10:30am Mon to Sat; 6am to 11am on Sundays)
From the name, you'd guess that it has something to do with books 😉 I really liked the design of the restaurant as well as the extensive selection of the food.
Here are some of the pictures from the breakfast buffet:
Exploring the Area
Taxi to the Airport
With a flight to Tokyo leaving at 8:25am the following day, I had originally booked the Hilton Beijing Airport using my Hilton points. But since I really wanted to have the Conrad panda bear for my collection, (the Conrad Beijing also required lesser Hilton points) I then decided I'd stay here. To get to the hotel, I took Bus 1 which stops very close to the hotel, about 200 meters. The room I got was lovely and spacious, and with the view from the bathtub, I was actually forced to bathe which I don't normally do as I prefer to shower 😉 All the staff I had encountered were super friendly and spoke very good English, which was impressive as I know it's not that common in China. The hotel amenities were very nice especially the indoor pool. I also loved the fact that there was a lady playing the harp in the lobby lounge. As for the food offering in the Executive Lounge during afternoon tea and evening cocktails, it was extensive 👍 The same is true with the breakfast buffet from the Chapter Restaurant which aside from the very good food quality had this unique ambience 😉 Overall, I really had a wonderful stay at the Conrad Beijing and I would definitely stay here again when I'm back in town 😍