The Park Plaza

Beijing, Beijing & Around, China

At a Glance

  • The Park Plaza boasts a great location, just a short walk from The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and The Temple of Heaven

  • The rooms are arguably a little bland but they are clean, comfortable and contemporary

  • There are numerous restaurants and bars, ideal if you don't want to leave the hotel in the evenings

  • We found it warm and welcoming for a business hotel

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With scorching summers, cold winters, temperate springs and pleasant autumns, Beijing and its surrounding area experiences four distinct seasons. During the summer months, the mercury can reach over 40°C, bringing monsoon rains and extreme humidity, despite being the peak season for travel. From November through to March, northern winds whip through the city, seeing temperatures tumble to as low as -20°C in January, the coldest month. Springtime is windy yet pleasant, although sandstorms from Mongolia sweep through at this time of year making outdoor sightseeing uncomfortable. The Autumn months are the perfect time to travel, with fewer tourists and the most clement weather for exploring the city.

 

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Description

Located within walking distance from Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, The Park Plaza Beijing is a comfortable and contemporary option perfect for those who want a central location. It's an oasis in Beijing's bustling cultural and business centre.

The Park Plaza Beijing sits conveniently in Wangfujing, Beijing's central district and cultural centre. It's brilliantly located for visiting The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and The Temple of Heaven.

The property is unmistakably a high rise city hotel, with 216 rooms, several restaurants, a spa and a gym. However, the interior design has been carefully considered and unlike many city hotels, the Park Plaza has character and atmosphere that makes it warm and welcoming.

Rooms are spacious and comfortable with crisp white sheets, modern bathrooms and all the amenities expected from an international hotel. Some even have floor to ceiling windows, with views out over the city.

There are numerous dining and drinking options, ideal if you don't fancy heading out after a day touring this incredible city. Choose from Bloo that celebrations Asian cuisine, or Oodle, a Japanese and Northern Chinese restaurant. There's also 24hr room service.

We feel that the Park Plaza offers comfort, value for money and a fantastic location.

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Accommodation

There are 216 rooms in total; choose from either a Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Park Plaza Club Room, Deluxe Suite or an Executive Suite.

Reviews

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Dominic Atterton (Staff)

The Park Plaza is a great value option in the centre of Beijing. I liked the smaller feel of the hotel which feels more personal than some of the larger hotels in the city. Whilst the overall look and ambiance is more four star the value for money that the hotel represents is a huge selling point. Id definitely recommend opting for Club Level rooms as the added benefits that come with this are very useful. The location in the very centre of Beijing means you can easily get out and walk to local restaurants in the evening in fact two of Beijings very best duck restaurants are within a few minutes of the hotel.

Experiences

  • 798 Art District

    Today enjoy a half-day tour of the 798 Art District which was a former military factory and has been turned into a contemporary arts hub for local artists. You will also visit Caochangdi Gallery and Red Gate Gallery.

  • Acrobatic Show in Chaoyang Theatre

    Enjoy a stunning acrobatic show that showcases the highly skilled acts from contortionist to balancing routines to high wire stunts.

  • Badaling Great Wall by Helicopter

    Tick off the iconic Great Wall in a spectacular fashion for a bird's eye view on one of its most well-preserved sections.

  • Beijing City Tour

    Today, embark on a full day tour of Beijing city as you explore the highlights including the Yonghe Lama Temple, Guozijiang Street, the Drum Tower and the Temple of Heaven.

  • Beijing Highlights - Tian An Men Square and the Forbidden Palace

    This morning, explore the highlights of Beijing. Visit Tian An Men Square and the Forbidden City. Delve into the rich history and witness the past grandeur and glory of the Chinese imperial family.

  • Beijing Religion and Philosophy

    Explore Beijing’s rich variety of religions and philosophies as you travel from Confucius Shrines to Tibetan Buddhist temples, Taoist temples to Muslim mosques and uncover the strength of traditional beliefs held by the worshippers.

  • Beijing Sidecar Fun

    Take an exciting ride exploring Beijing in a sidecar! Discover the other side of Beijing as the tour brings you to the less known Hutongs, Fan Yuan Si - the oldest Buddhist temple, Confucius Temple or the Drum and Bell Tower.

  • Beijing's Modern Architectures

    Today, we discover the modern side of Beijing's ever-evolving cityscape, such as the Bird's Nest, National Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park, Phoenix International Media Centre, CCTV, and the National Grand Theatre.

  • Biking in Beijing

    View Beijing in a different light as you embark on biking tour at night. Bike along the moat of the Forbidden City and cycle through Tian An Men Square and the National Theatre. End at the night market where you can sample some local snacks.

  • Boat Ride at Beihai Park

    Enjoy one-hour boat ride on the lake of Beihai Park, a beautiful imperial garden with a white pagoda.

  • Chinese Kung Fu Show

    Enjoy an exciting Chinese Kungfu Show this evening where a Buddhist monk endures trials and challenges as he grows up to be a successful Kungfu master.

  • Cooking in the Hutongs

    Learn how to cook traditional Beijing cuisine during this fun and interactive cookery lesson in Beijing's hutongs (narrow streets, courtyards and alleyways).

  • Cuandixia Village

    Today, we make a visit to Cuandixia village approximately 90 kilometre from Beijing.

  • Dumpling-Making Class at The Hutong

    Learn how to knead and roll dough, create fillings and utilize natural dyes from fresh vegetables to make colourful dumpling wraps.

  • Forbidden City and Hutong Family Homemade Lunch

    Beijing balances its ancient history with its 21st century lifestyles and this experience is a chance to explore both of these with a visit to the ancient Forbidden City and a chance to meet a local family and join them for lunch in their home.

  • Forbidden City Treasure Hunt

    Uncover the secrets of Beijing’s Forbidden City as you take a treasure hunt through its palaces, gardens and imperial buildings in this family-friendly experience. Listen out for clues from your guide and search for special symbols in the 9,999 buildings.

  • Gubeikou Hike, Great Wall of China

    Delve into the rich history of China as you walk the remote Gubeikou section of the Great Wall. Explore how this crumbling structure played an important part in protecting Beijing from Mongolian nomads and meet local farmers and producers.

  • Gubeikou to Jinshanling Great Wall Full Day Hike

    Embark on a full day hike from Gubeikou to Jinshanling. Visit this untouched and remote ruins as you witness the original glory of the great wall.

  • Hutong Calligraphy Class at Summer Palace

    Learn the art of Chinese calligraphy for 2 hours inside the Summer Palace, where the emperors once upon a time studied.

  • Hutong Cultural Immersion

    Enjoy a unique Hutong experience on this half day tour as you take a rickshaw to visit the Drum Tower and a local home. Take part in the cultural activities like Chinese paper cutting, kite making and biking through the Hutong.

  • Hutong Evening Foodie Tour By Tuktuk

    Get a taste of Beijing as you tour family-run restaurants in a tuktuk. Feast on homemade noodles, meat buns, popular yoghurt, roasted BBQ meats, roll traditional pancakes, down the Baijiu's firewater spirit and conclude at a local craft beer brewery.

  • Hutong Evening Foodie Tour By Tuktuk

    Get a taste for the flavours of Beijing as you spend an evening touring neighbourhood family-run restaurants in a tuktuk before ending the night at a local craft beer brewery. Feast on local delicacies as you mingle with the residents of the hutongs.

  • Hutong Walking Tour Series

    Uncover a world hidden from view as you walk through the hutongs, or alleyways, that connect Beijing’s neighbourhood houses and hear the eye-opening and intriguing stories of some of their most colourful inhabitants.

  • Introduction to Tai Chi & Qigong

    Tai Chi and Qigong are two fascinating physical exercises which Chinese people often like to practice in preparation for the day ahead. During this short class, understand the history and health benefits of this morning ritual and learn some basic moves.

  • Jinshanling Great Wall Exploration

    Visit Jinshanling Great Wall where fewer tourists venture. Enjoy the pristine beauty and serenity as you walk along the wall.

  • Jinshanling Hike at The Great Wall

    Get away from the crowds as you trek a remote section of the Great Wall of China with a guide, along crumbling ramparts and past watchtowers with exceptional views over the surrounding rugged countryside.

  • Maliandao Tea Market

    Taste three main tea types: Green, Oolong and Pu'er and discover the health benefits and processing practices associated with the different tea types. You will also learn about the art of tea-potting and tea-brewing.

  • Morning Jingshan Park Visit

    This morning, climb up to the top of Jingshan Park for a great view of the majestic Forbidden City. Interact with the locals going about their daily routines and gain an insight into their lives.

  • Mutianyu Great Wall Exploration

    Today, visit the restored section of the Great Wall - Mutianyu. Take a cable car ride up and go for an easy walk before riding down on a toboggan!

  • Peking Opera with Behind the Scenes Visit

    We will head to Liyuan Theatre for a classic performance of Peking Opera. Before the show, you have the chance to watch the actors and actresses painting their faces.

  • Picnic with Wine and Cheeses on the Great Wall

    Walk along the ancient Jiankou section of the Great Wall of China, offering perhaps the most authentic experience with unrestored towers and crumbling ramparts, towards the renovated section at Mutianyu. Soak in the views with a picnic lunch on the wall.

  • Private Kung Fu Class

    This morning, enjoy a 1-hour private practice of Chinese Kung Fu under the guidance of a Kung Fu master.

  • Private Peking Opera Painting Class

    Immerse in a one-hour private class on a local tea house and learn how to paint Peking Opera face on a mask.

  • Qianmen Pedestrian Street

    Walk along the Qianmen pedestrian street with a history of 600 years old, and if you have children, they will enjoy a ride on a "diang-diang" tram.

  • Shadow Art Class

    On this one-hour shadow art class, you will be joined by a teacher who will share insights into the history of Shadow Arts and you can learn how to ink the materials and turn it into a puppet.

  • Special Access to Chonghua Palace

    Enjoy an exclusive 30-minute visit to Chonghua Palace, not open to general public.

  • Summer Palace Exploration

    Discover the enchanting Summer Palace, one of the most well-preserved of palaces in Beijing. Stroll through the beautiful gardens and take a shared boat ride on Kunming Lake.

  • Tai Chi & Qigong Lesson

    Tai Chi and Qigong are two fascinating physical exercises which Chinese people practice in preparation for the day ahead. During this short 1-hour class, understand the history and health benefits of this morning ritual and learn some basic moves.

  • Visit The Great Wall of China at Mutianyu

    Enjoy a half day tour to The Great Wall of China. This visit will take you to Mutianyu and although further from the city it offers a much more natural Wall experience as it is less visited, enabling one to appreciate the stunning countryside.

  • Visit Tiannamen Square & The Forbidden City

    Enjoy a half day tour of Beijing's most well-known landmarks. Start with a trip to Tian'ammen Square before heading onto The Forbidden City, a former imperial palace which was the residence to twenty-four different Chinese Emperors.

  • Visit to The Temple of Heaven & The Summer Palace

    Visit The Temple of Heaven and The Summer Palace on this full day tour. The Temple of Heaven is one of China's most iconic sacrificial monuments meanwhile The Summer Palace, a World Heritage Site, was built as a luxurious royal garden for royal families.

  • Walking around the Great Wall of China

    Works started on the Great Wall of China as early as 200 B.C and it now stretches from Shanhaiguan by the Yellow Sea to Jiayuguan in the Gobi Desert. Sections of wall have been restored and repaired, offering fantastic walking opportunities.

Holiday Ideas

  • Simply China

    Beijing & Shanghai

    from £2600 pp inc flights & transfers for 6 nights

    • Brilliant combination of historic cultural sites and modern day China
    • With three nights in Beijing and three nights in Shanghai the itinerary allows plenty of time to enjoy these fantastic destinations fully
    • Small taste of rural China in Beijing with the Great Wall of China and in Shanghai with a visit to Suzhou

Location & directions

Beijing, Beijing & Around, China

The Park Plaza HoteL Beijing sits centrally in Wangfujuing, not far from the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square.

How to get there

Beijing Capital International Airport (10 hours) is one of the main international airports for flights arriving into, and departing from, China.

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