Guests at a luxury hotel in Beijing can now get around the city without having to navigate its notorious traffic jams - by taking a helicopter. The China World Summit Wing hotel - located within China World Tower, Beijing's tallest skyscraper - has opened a helipad on the rooftop of the 330-metre-tall building. The hotel's trial flight on a Bell 429 chopper flew three VIP guests to the Bird's Nest stadium and the Water Cube - the 2008 Beijing Olympics venues - as well as the nearby Chaoyang Park before returning to the building. China World Tower is located within Beijing's crowded central business district, which is plagued by chronic traffic jams. The hotel, owned by Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, plans to extend its helicopter services to shuttle guests between the Beijing international airport, the Great Wall and Zhangjiakou in Hebei province. Hebei is a joint bidder with Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Shangri-La is part of Kerry Group, the controlling shareholder of SCMP Group, which publishes the South China Morning Post . The hotel said it had also teamed up with the Beijing Emergency Medical Centre and general aviation firm Reignwood Star to open the city's first high-rise building emergency ambulance aviation channel. Beijing is notorious for its traffic congestion, which has not improved despite measures to limit vehicle numbers. Some mainland cities have been using helicopters in emergency search and rescue efforts, but such use has so far been limited as airspace is tightly controlled by the military. The Civil Aviation Administration said the mainland had over 1,700 general aircraft designed to operate in low-altitude airspace of up to 1,000 metres. The authorities are considering opening low-altitude airspace throughout China this year.