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SEE ALSO Small meetings in Asia | Beijing nightlife | Chengdu fun guide | Xian fun guide | Shanghai business hotels | Guilin | Sanya fun guide | Hangzhou | Shenzhen business hotels | Hong Kong Business Hotels | Tokyo | Seoul | China coast The mausoleum of Mao Zedong is the central attraction at sprawling Tian An Men Square.JUMP TO Beijing Airport | New and Central area business hotels | Hip Sanlitun boutiques and Luxury picks | The East | The North | The West | Boutique hotels | Yanqi Lake MICE | Beijing shopping guide and duty-free | Hotel Contacts THE AMAZING Beijing experience begins as your flight starts its approach through crisp blue winter skies or that impenetrable, unpredictable, smog.It all looks very straightforward on a map, but the traffic is choking, so choose your hotel location carefully and allow plenty of travelling time.The city's liveliest area for dining and drinking is Sanlitun, which is just east of the historic centre.
Personal vehicles and taxis should take the Airport Southern Line exit from the Airport Expressway.
There's enough time to get oriented as it's rare for flights to get in, or leave, in timely fashion with Beijing's notorious thrill-or-kill weather.
This means you'll have ample time to explore the cavernous airport with its soaring pillars - even if you sensibly arrived early morning for a pink-eye departure that has best chance of a clean getaway.
There are more luxury hotels than you can shake a stick at as you scroll through an upcoming and newly opened blue-ribbon list that ranges from old favourites to names like Bulgari Hotel Beijing (opened 2017 in the Chaoyang embassy area, weighing in with 119 rooms, a stylish 1,500sq m BVLGARI Spa, 25m swimming pool and a ballroom for gala events and lavish functions), Inter Continental (South Sanlitun), Mandarin Oriental Qianmen (2018, East Hutong Quarter, a newer venture - the old CCTV Tower project is still in the deep freeze), MUJI, and the hipster CHAO Hotel that has brought fresh spark to Sanlitun with its industrial grunge that borders on grand.
Mandarin promises to serve up a luxury escape in historic renovated courtyard surrounds with suites, cake shop and a spa. Designed by Sir Norman Foster to resemble a coiling dragon, Beijing International Airport’s Terminal 3 has a floor area of a million square metres and took Rmb21 billion, 50,000 workers and four years to build.