Hilton – Beijing Wangfujing

Hotel Review

This is my second stay at this hotel right in the heart of Beijing and a 10 minute walk from the Forbidden City and Tianamen Square.  It is located right off a major shopping area that includes shopping malls and a food market just down the street.

On this stay, I was upgraded to a corner suite that was absolutey gorgeous and probably the size of my first apartment.  I don’t often post pictures of rooms but this one warrants at least a few looks..

 

The staff at this hotel are extremely customer focused and their English speaking skills are very high.  The fitness center and spa had very good Precor equipment, including some weight training equipment, and really nice pool.  I had a massage in their spa and it was done very well and very professionally.  The executive lounge here is excellent and offers breakfast, afternoon tea, and happy hour with free drinks and canapes and hors d’ouevres.

I was able to arrange a sightseeing tour in advance of my arrival via the concierge desk and they were very prompt in their communications and options.  TripAdvisor consistently has this property rated as one of their top hotels in Beijing and I could not imagine any reason I would go anywhere else unless it would be the Waldorf-Astoria they are currently in the process of building directly across the street from this property.  Even then, it would be hard to imagine getting a better experience and I’m sure the pricing will be much higher so I suspect this will continue to be my “go to” hotel in Beijing.

Final Grade: A

Points and Dollars

I booked this room with advance payment to take advantage of the Any Weekend, Anywhere promo combined with the Facebook 24 hour promo event.  My total bill was $1,331 for the three night stay and this earned me 13,108 base points, a 50% MyWay bonus, and a 50% Diamond bonus.  In addition, I will earn 1,000 per night for the Q1 promo plus the 2,500 bonus points from the FB promo.  I also earn 1,000 MyWay points since this is a mainline Hilton and 500 points for booking on-line with my HHonors AMEX.  This bring my total to, before spend partners, to 33,216 HHonors points.

I will also earn 2,012 Delta Skymiles as part of that promo for a 2 night stay and I will earn 9 points per dollar since this was all charged to my HHonors Surpass AMEX card.  This will bring my HHonors points haul to a total of 45,195.

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