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.
Its lobby is enormous, with cream-and-beige marble floors and one long glass wall that looks out on a garden. Along this wall are the intimately clustered small tables and chairs of the Crescent Lounge.
The hotel claims to be unique in its ties to indigenous Chinese art, culture and tradition. Hotel owner Madam Chan Lai Wa founded Chin...