First lifestyle airport hotel to open in Beijing in August

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    Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport opens on August 16, 2010 with a bold new mission: to revolutionize the way we see airport hotels.Featuring DJs in the lobby, loft-style apartments and a stimulating 24-hour high-tech environment for work and play, Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport will be the first airport hotel in the world to make downtown guests green with envy.

    “We are not just creating a convenient stopover hotel but one of the most fun places to be in the capital of the world’s largest nation.” said General Manager Mark Francis. “We aim to make staying at the airport in Beijing an exciting thing to do!”

    Cutting edge design, state-of-the-art technology and heaps of attitude are the hallmarks of this up-to-the-minute five-star lifestyle hotel that is situated right next to Beijing Capital International Airport’s iconic Sir Norman Foster-designed Terminal 3, just 10 minutes to the New China International Exhibition Centre and a mere 15-minute ride to the city on the Airport Express Railway.

    The hotel also embraces the culture of Beijing with an art gallery showcasing unique contemporary Chinese artwork and a LIFE! boutique selling a selection of quirky and cool local designer and Langham Place branded gifts.

    All 372 stylish guest rooms and suites (45 sq m – 300 sq m) are luxuriously appointed with signature Dream Big Beds, marble bathrooms with oversized baths and separate walk-in rain showers and gadgets galore like internet protocol phones, iPod docs, large flat-panel TVs, DVD / CD players, and WiFi.

    Club perks are taken to new heights with the massive and exclusive two-level Club L lounge open around the clock and serving complimentary breakfast, all-day snacks, afternoon tea and evening cocktails and canapés, and providing useful and entertaining extras such as a boardroom, internet pods, a pool table and game stations.

    Bars and restaurants include the 24-hour bar and internet hub Portal – Work & Play which allows guest to blur the boundaries between business and pleasure by accessing WiFi on big screens in a relaxed and fun setting. A more elegant Chinese dining experience is on offer at Ming Court, while The Place serves favourites from around the world. Guests can also rock into the night at Fuel which features hot bands and DJs and big screens for sporting events. And there’s more to come next March when interactive Japanese Robatayaki & Bar, Tokoro, opens.

    There’s no excuse for not keeping fit either with the jetlag and stress-busting 24-hour Cardio Studio, equipped with the latest in revival technology, the greatest personal trainers and the loveliest lakeside views.

    The hotel is perfect for meetings and events with over 2,700 sq m of gorgeous natural-light-filled function space ranging from 40 sq m to 800 sq m for anything from high-powered corporate meetings to the most glamorous of weddings, gala dinners and cocktail receptions.

    Travellers can take advantage of the complimentary airport shuttle bus service. Painted from top to bottom in the trademark Langham pink, even the hotel’s buses have attitude!

    Daniel Fountain / 08.08.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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