Here is the overview for this report: All in Business, All for $200 And $30,000 US AIR Miles
Getting There: I’m not an expert when it comes to Beijing but I do know the only way to get to this hotel is via taxi and it takes far longer than the 35-minute ride as quoted by the hotel, though the 120 yuan cost sounds about right.
The flight from KIX-PEK was the same worn out Air China business class product reviewed a couple of times in the Flight Reviews section. Since there’s nothing new to report there, I will focus on the hotel.
My issue with the Aloft Beijing Haidian comes from the website’s own description: “Our name says it all—Aloft Beijing, Haidian—so our location’s kind of a no-brainer, in the bustling Haidian District of China’s vibrant capital city.”
There is absolutely nothing bustling about the Haidian District. We couldn’t find a restaurant that was open which may be due to the clueless staff who knew nothing about Haidian. All of their recommendations required taking a taxi or metro to the other side of town.
Rather than sit in the hotel, we set out to find some beer and food on our own. Thanks to our adventurous spirit, here’s what we ended up with:
Aloft=aloft comfort no matter where you go. It’s my favorite hotel for a quick one night stay.
The Hotel Itself
The hotel itself was up to Aloft standards.
The Return to Ulaanbaatar
A quick stop at the Air China Business Class Lounge and the visa run was done, for now.