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For the Business Traveler With a Life, The East Hotel Beijing Will Open This Summer

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January 4, 2012 at 2:30 PM | by | ()

Speaking of China, there's some great news for folks who love the East Hotel in Hong Kong (of which we are a huge fan)-there's an East Hotel in the works for Beijing.

The "business hotel with a life" will be located at Jiang Tai in the Chaoyang district of the city between the 4th and 5th Rings, putting it close to both Beijing's hot art scene, the 798 Art District, and a slew of corporations like Siemens, Panasonic, Nestle, Motorola and Nortel.

While we aren't sure exactly what the hotel will look like, there will be a lot of similarities in sensibility to the East in Hong Kong.

For example, the 369 rooms, including 21 suites, will be outfitted all with the latest tech goodies we love like flat-screen TVs, iPod touches, paperless check-ins and check-outs and free WiFi (Although, don't get your hopes too high as the internet in mainland China is a little more "regulated" than Hong Kong's.) Fingers crossed they keep a jar of candy on the nightstands too.

Also, according the hotel's website, up on the second floor will be a "business-centric zone" where guests can get their work done in nifty sounding pods that "combine fun and function." Our two favorite things!

Lastly, there will be two restaurants and a bar, including the all-day FEAST dining concept (Food by East) and a rooftop event space. And just like East Hong Kong is attached to the Cityplaza Shopping Center, the East Beijing will be attached to INDIGO, a mixed use center from parent company, Swires Properties Limited, which will include offices, a mall and a massive outdoor park.

Given that East Beijing is expected to open this summer, we bet guests will put that park to good use.

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