The 2008 Olympic Games is giving people around the world a great opportunity to get to know more about China's capital, but it is also energizing a massive expansion and reconfiguration of the municipality's entire hospitality industry, especially its high-end hotels. During this crucial year, 354 new hotels will be opened to serve for guests from around the globe for business, tourism and especially the Games. These new hotels will provide more than 80,000 guest rooms, but these rooms will also offer some unexpected new features.
**Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing: The Appeals of Yunnan
The Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing is the latest international brand hotel in the rapidly developing Taiyanggong area in Beijing. The 25-storey landmark tower features 540 well-designed, spacious and technologically savvy rooms and suites with 50 spacious and elegantly appointed suites, including a 300-square-metre Presidential Suite. Rooms come with a private and secure VIP elevator. Combined with a choice of innovative restaurants and bars, the hotel stands out with its comprehensive facilities and services catering to small, medium and larger size meetings, conferences and social events.
The Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing is distinctively different from other five-star hotels in Beijing, because of its Yunnan-like ambience and appeal. With scenery replicating the stunning mountains and gorges of Yunnan, rain forests and local architecture known as Diaojiao Lou, this hotel will offer a truly different experience to guests used to the customary Beijinghotel. Every guest will get a strong impression of the wonderful culture of Yunnan, including the use of Yunnanchinaware, carvings, bronze and mushrooms. There will also be special galleries with paintings by Yunnanartists that depict their beautiful province.
Guests can also enjoy daily menus fresh from the market and extensive Pan-Asian and western delights from the interactive open-kitchen buffet all day long in the hotel’s Rainbow restaurant that continues the Yunnantheme. Indulge in a feast of authentic and aromatic Yunnanese cuisine and enjoy its ethnic and culinary mystery and diversity. Try the legendary Noodles over the Bridge.