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
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.
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.
There are 216 rooms in total; choose from either a Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Park Plaza Club Room, Deluxe Suite or an Executive Suite.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to cook traditional Beijing cuisine during this fun and interactive cookery lesson in Beijing's hutongs (narrow streets, courtyards and alleyways).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
from £2600 pp
inc flights & transfers for 6 nights
The Park Plaza HoteL Beijing sits centrally in Wangfujuing, not far from the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square.
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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