Western style bedrooms at Kelly's Courtyard. Photo by CRI's William Wang, taken February, 2012.
Zheng claims that helping people appreciate Beijing is a bigger priority than making a profit. He then mentions an American student who was terminally ill, with only 2 years left to live. When Zheng learned she had a desire to visit Beijing for a week, Zheng invited her and she stayed free of charge. His words slow down as he speaks. "You want to travel in Beijing. You must experience it. We are Beijingers. We appreciate that. We want to help you."
But Zheng's words seem to encompass all travelers. There's a spirit to Beijing that he, his wife, and the staff can understand, and Kelly's Courtyard is their medium to pass that spirit on to others.