Beijing China's Fortune-Land International boutique hotel is so new it's not even traveler-reviewed yet. The Fortune-Land is in the Chaoyang central business district, about 20 minutes from the Forbidden City, and just a few blocks from the subway.
This hotel is self-described as 'Beijing's first boutique hotel, 'stunning, Beijing meets South Beach', with a Western-centric focus that should appeal to the visitors for the 2008 Olympics: the 168 rooms that come in thirty different variations of standard, superior and deluxe, with some rooms with a huge movie screen, a round bed, a wooden bathtub and wash stand, or a tea alcove.
The bathrooms are the 'hotel's masterpieces, with zebra-patterned tiles or other bright color schemes. The wash basins, showers and bathtubs are all ultra-modern.'
For the business traveler, every room has a good size desk, and free high-speed internet. The hotel's café offers a western-style menu, and the specialty restaurant is scheduled to open this month. A large swimming pool, an exercise room and a massage spa will also be available soon.
I've always found the Beijing hotels recommended to Westerners are most comfortable, and have always been impressed by the steps taken to ensure the comfort of all guests. I always look forward to visiting again.