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First Joie de Vivre Hotel Opens in Asia

Nov 7, 2019

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BEI Zhaolong Hotel opened in Beijing last month as the first Joie de Vivre hotel in Asia. The property takes the place of the previous Zhaolong Hotel and offers more than 200 guestrooms across a design-heavy, luxurious space. Sixteen suites are available on the hotel’s top floors.

Amenities include in-room IPTVs loaded with the latest games, Nespresso machines, access to the property’s sustainable electric car and easy check-out via a QR code-enabled express check-out system.

On-site dining includes BEI Commune, a neighborhood restaurant and bar serving fresh and seasonal food all day alongside a selection of cocktails and teas. A grab-and-go counter provides free refreshments. The hotel hosts a daily happy hour for drinks alongside a buffet of salad and charcuterie.

“We are thrilled to welcome spirited guests to BEI Zhaolong Hotel and invite them for a joyful stay and to discover all that this exciting neighborhood has to offer,” said Paola Caciolli, general manager, BEI Zhaolong Hotel. “An inclusive hotel, we welcome any type of traveler, from creative entrepreneurs searching for inspiration to urban nomads looking to make new connections. With our playful, modern design, convenient location, heartfelt hospitality and state-of-the-art technology, BEI Zhaolong Hotel is set to be the newest neighborhood destination in Sanlitun.”

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FX Excursions

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