By Natalie Macken for SpiceNews
The Langham Place Beijing Capital Airport offers groups an enormous variety of space, activities and a whole lot of artistic inspiration.
The Langham Place Beijing Capital Airport forms one arm of a gateway built to bid guests a Feng Shui welcome to this dynamic city. Opened in October 2010, ‘The Place’ was this year awarded Best Airport Hotel in China by Skytrax. The property offers groups the rare blend of a personalised, creative and cultural 5-star experience. Only a fifteen minute trip from the heart of the capital, it’s the perfect base for incentive or conference travelers to experience this unforgettable global metropolis of 19.6 million.
Billed as an ‘Art Hotel,’ Langham Place uses its interiors as canvases with more than 400 artworks on display throughout the hotel and on-site gallery.
Curator Tom Pattinson selects the work of innovative young artists inhabiting the prominent Chinese contemporary art stage. Art is celebrated by immersion lending Langham Place its boutique cosmopolitan vibe.
Catering to all MICE travel, the event capacities at Langham Place are state-of-the-art. At full capacity, the Capital Ballroom provides an elegant, versatile and naturally-lit space, seating 720 delegates theatre-style and up to 540 for banquets, complimented by a further 22 meeting rooms. An additional exhibition centre comprising a 2,000m2 ballroom and 1,000 m2 of pre-function space are projected for completion by May 2012.
Langham Place’s Capital Ballroom offers flexible and sophisticated event space.
“The exhibition centre will be the crowning element in design, and technical functionality. The Chuan Spa, pool and gym are critical for uniquely positioning the hotel as a “life style” five-star product and will enhance the hotel’s ability to attract international guests and events” said Mark Francis, general manager of Langham Place. The property is also only minutes from the New China International Exhibition Centre and Tianzhu Industrial Park.
All 372 rooms offer quiet retreat in contrast to the thriving aerotropolis outside the window. Outfitted with sophistication, guests are treated to hallmark Dream Big Beds, chic marble bathrooms, deep freestanding baths and calming rain showers. Mod-cons abound with in-room iPod dock, large LCD TV’s, DVD/CD players, IP telephony and hotel-wide WiFi.
Art makes its way onto the plate at the hotel’s Ming Court Beijing named Time Out’s Best Cantonese Restaurant, 2011. Following the lead of its Michelin two-star sister in Hong Kong, the cuisine is unique, highly crafted and divine, with the exceptional eleven-course Dim Sum lunch proving a delegate favourite. Club L Lounge is the place to relax, refuel, replay and revitalise with 24/7 access to snacks, gaming stations, massage chairs, multi-platform internet hubs and pool table.
All the conveniences of cutting edge technology as well as the comforts of home.
Guests can take part in a range of tailored package options catering to the distinct stamp of your group. Among these, delegates can work together to ‘cook like a local,’ from sourcing fresh ingredients at market to finessing local flavours on the plate. Bring out your group’s competitive edge with ‘The Amazing Race Langham Place,’ an energetic clue-hunt and challenge-based activity. Perennial meeting packages align entertainment to match the enchantment of all four seasons; like winter warming fondues and autumn picnics.
Facilitated visits can be arranged to tourist favourites such as The Great Wall, Summer Palace, Forbidden City, Lama Temple and shopping spots Panjiayuan and Silk Market; all less than an hour away, with the vibrant 798 art district only twenty minutes from this vibrant and comprehensive venue.