he 19-story-high Regent Beijing is located on Jinbao Street, a 15-minute walk from the Wangfujing shopping district, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, and immediately by a subway station.
Its lobby is enormous, with cream-and-beige marble floors and one long glass wall that looks out on a garden. At inspection, the lobby was undergoing an overhaul to upgrade its decor. Along this wall are the intimately clustered small tables and chairs of the Crescent Lounge.
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