Joie de Vivre Hotels (now part of Hyatt Hotels) announced the opening of BEI Zhaolong Hotel, their first hotel in Asia. The 202-room hotel is a revamp of the 1980s Zhaolong Hotel in the vibrant Sanlitun district. Following an extensive renovation and re-imagination, the design hotel brings a fresh, contemporary perspective to the original, iconic property.
The Joie de Vivre brand’s locally rooted design, inclusive approach to community and feel-good, free-spirited vibe is featured in the 202 guest rooms. They come equipped with a 55-inch IPTV loaded with the latest games, and amenities such as a Nespresso machine and De’Longhi kettle for complimentary coffee and tea service. Sixteen stylish suites on top floors can easily transition from spacious guest accommodations to well-appointed venues for daytime social or business gatherings.
Guests can take advantage of the property’s sustainable electric car, while the QR code-enabled express checkout ensures a smooth and efficient departure.
Breakthrough technology and pop art elements evoke the spirit of the upcoming generation in China with the hotel’s gallery hall displaying contemporary local art, the evolution of Chinese games, and digital projections depicting the essence of old Beijing.
BEI Commune is the hotel’s casual neighborhood restaurant and bar, an all-day eatery, offering fresh, seasonal products, fresh-pressed juices, afternoon tea and cocktails, connected to an outdoor terrace covered by sunshades. An all-day grab-and-go counter provides free refreshments for guests during their stay. Guests and locals are invited to partake in the “Americana” happy hour, a modern twist on Italy’s beloved aperitif tradition with a fresh buffet of salads, bruschetta and cold cuts.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 202 rooms & suites (27-59m2) (291-635 sq ft) • parking available (charged) • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk