PUBLISHED : Friday, 31 March, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 31 March, 2006, 12:00am

Crowne Plaza renovation

Crowne Plaza Beijing (left) reopened in January after closing for a 12-month renovation. The 360-room hotel now features contemporary designs with glass-top working desks, broadband connections and flat screen TVs in rooms. Targeting the meetings market, the hotel operates a guaranteed two-hour response to inquiries and a dedicated Crowne meetings director to oversee events from start to finish. A spokesman said the hotel was operating at an average room rate of 1,050 yuan.

Kempinski offers

From April 28 to May 7, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Centre is offering an 828 yuan per room per night special rate including two buffet breakfasts, free stay for a child under 12 with breakfast at a special children's price, free use of the rooftop pool overlooking the city, plus access to the Pulse Health Club. The rate is subject to a 15 per cent surcharge. It is also offering a Weekend Rendezvous Package from 998 yuan per room per night, including buffet breakfast. The offer is valid from Friday to Sunday until end of the year.