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Ancient Meets Modern

Modern Beijing is a spellbinding mix of its illustrious past and its glittering future. Pulsating with 3,000 years of history and culture, the city has no shortage of extraordinary treasures to explore, from imperial palaces and awe-inspiring monuments to the ancient hutongs that are the city’s heart and soul. Co-existing alongside Beijing’s historical remnants is a buzzing contemporary arts scene, a vibrant nightlife and a dazzling diversity of shopping and dining experiences that add to the luster of one of the most enthralling cities in the world.

Beijing, China
Time Zone
Gmt +8:00

Getting Around

Regent Beijing


For guests arriving by air, we can provide airport transfers to/from Beijing Capital International Airport (45 mins by hotel limousine). Alternatively, taxi, airport shuttle bus, and subway services are available from the airport. The hotel is located above Dengshikou Station (Subway Line 5).

Things to Do

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Forbidden City

Imperial palace

Be awed by this ancient palatial structure with majestic yellow roofs, once the heart of the Ming and Qing dynasties, comprising around 800 buildings and more than 8,700 rooms.

20 mins walk

Tiananmen Square

Symbol of political power

Take a walk through history at this vast square, containing monuments to the heroes of the revolution, the National Museum of China, and the Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall.

20 mins walk

CCTV Tower

Modernist icon

Although not open to the public, the unconventional, Escher-esque architecture of the China Central Television (CCTV) Tower is an awesome sight to behold.

15 mins drive

Lama Temple

Tibetan Buddhist temple

Steeped in local color and culture, Lama Temple attracts pilgrims from afar, as well as visitors drawn by its intricate architecture, resplendent halls, and soaring statues of Buddha.

15 mins drive

Temple of Heaven

Sacrificial altar

Glimpse the grandeur of Old Beijing at the Temple of Heaven, where emperors of old would visit twice a year, making elaborate sacrifices in return for good harvests.

15 mins drive

798 Art Zone

Art & creative hub

Explore Beijing’s creative side at this center for modern art, Chinese culture and creative industries, housing many established and unique artists and galleries.

40 mins drive

Houhai Bar Street

Lively nightlife

A scenic nightspot, this lively street is lined with bars, cafes and restaurants overlooking Houhai Lake. A great place to enjoy a stroll, people watch, dine, or bar hop.

35 mins drive

Chang’an Grand Theater

Peking opera

Experience the spectacle of Peking Opera at this contemporary theater, where guests can sit at tables to eat and drink while watching the lively performances. English subtitles are displayed above the stage.

20 mins drive

Wangfujing Street

Famed throughout China

This lively pedestrianized street is a veritable shoppers’ paradise with shops of every size and persuasion, from upscale malls to chain stores, from traditional Chinese artisan shops to trendy boutiques.

10 mins walk

Jinbao Place

Luxury brands

The crown jewel of Jinbao Street, this 11-floor shopping mall is a haven of world-class international brands and designer fashion labels.

2 mins walk

Qianmen and Dashilan Street

Beijing’s oldest commercial area

These famous streets have been in business for more than 600 years and retain the essence of prosperous Old Beijing, lined with many well-known and time-honored Chinese brand stores.

20 mins drive

Sanlitun Taikoo Li

Beijing’s hottest fashion destination

The Taikoo Li complex in Sanlitun is the place for young Chinese to meet, shop and hang out, offering a mix of cosmopolitan lifestyle and designer fashion stores.

20 mins drive

Parkview Green

Sustainably designed

Parkview Green is an iconic building renowned for its sustainable design, and for combining an arts hub with a high-end shopping mall featuring an array of world-leading brands and dining.

15 mins drive


Hutong life

Lose yourself in the ancient alleyways of this well-preserved neighborhood, filled today with quaint shops selling everything from vintage wear and cool T-shirts to antiques and kitsch souvenirs.

15 mins drive

Beihai Park

Ancient imperial gardens

A walk through this picturesque park showcases traditional Chinese garden art. Look out for notable landmarks including the White Dagoba, the Five-Dragon Pavilions, and the Nine-Dragon Wall.

25 mins drive

Great Wall

Mutianyu section

No visit to Beijing is complete without making your way up the Great Wall. The Mutianyu section of this magnificent wonder is usually less crowded, offering better views and photo opportunities.

90 mins drive


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Value Stay Minimum 2 Nights Stay get 10% off

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Executive Plus

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Pay 3 Stay 4 Special Offer

Pay 3 Stay 4 Special Offer

Make your visit last even longer. Stay with us for three nights and receive a complimentary fourth night to continue exploring the wonders of Beijing.

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