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The Chinese New Year is on Thursday, and if you're heading to China for it, you know that like nothing will be operating properly and everyone will be celebrating. In other words, it's the perfect time for a little treat in the form of a couple nights away. For the next couple days, we'll be looking at some last-minute hotel for Chinese New Year:
Although they're all booked up for Friday night, the New Year itself and the weekend is still open at Beijing's Opposite House, starting from $300 per night. As with their sister hotel in Hong Kongthe Upper Housethe Opposite House includes free WiFi, goodies in the minibar, and use of the room's tech goodies.
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Michael Phelps keeps on swimming in Beijing but his latest race wasn't for gold. It was for something even better.
Phelps jumped into the pool at the Hilton Beijing on Tuesday to swim 6,250th and final lap of the "Hilton Swim to Beijing Relay." The relay is a multi-city charitable event contributing $100,000 to the USA Swimming Foundation to fund swim education programs across the United States.
The race actually began back in November 2007 when Phelps kicked off the swim at the Hilton Universal City. It then went on to five other cities. So why 6,250 laps? Well that's the distance from LA to Beijing.
Hilton will be donating the money to swim education programs in the participating cities as well as $50,000 to the USA Swimming Foundation. We're pretty sure every kid in America is going to be asking for swimming lessons this year.
A pic of Phelps in action after the jump.
The Opposite House opens this month in Beijing and it appears awash with comfort, style and, just for fun, loads of movie references.
The property's 99 rooms are said to be the largest in Beijing, with more than half being over 230 square feet. Rooms are simply decorated with natural wood floors and white bedding--ultimately looking like a set from The Karate Kid got a luxurious and contemporary upgrade, replete with rain showers, flatscreen TVs, mood lighting and free Wi-Fi.