his rejuvenated property is close to the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Silk Market and other famous sights. The landmark hotel occupies two of the five buildings that make up the Beijing Hotel.
Raffles took over blocks B and E and refurbished them to their own exacting standards, which are far more impressive to the international traveler. Arrivals are greeted with hot Chinese tea as their formalities are settled.
The cozy and inviting lobby is reminiscent of Europe's Victorian hot...