|Mr. Bob Dylan and Band at Workers' Stadium|
This time, I stayed at the Grand Hyatt, which I hadn't in a while, in favor of the newer Park Hyatt. But I had spent a big part of 2005 and 2006 at the Grand Hyatt, then subsequently getting a serviced apartment managed by them. So it was very much like coming home. It was THE place and the huge mall with everything right in the basement is a plus. And of course, the F&B at the Grand Hyatt is easily one of the best that Beijing has to offer.
It is most famous for Peking Duck at its Chinese Restaurant Made In China first reviewed here, then here. I eat there almost every visit and the duck never disappoints, as with the Beijing traditional eats. Seasonal things, are hit or miss though.
And the Cafe is great for international favorites.
|Burger with Fried Egg, Bacon and Cheese|
In the evenings, the Red Moon bar is also a loungy place to kick back, enjoy a glass of something stronger, and listen to the live singer. Not quite the calibre of Mr. Dylan, but she can hold a tune without interfering with conversation. The wine list is pretty impressive and if you get hungry, the sushi rolls are quite good too.
So if you're looking for a place to crash in Beijing, the Grand Hyatt ain't too bad a choice at all, despite its age. Service and F&B is certainly still very much up there with the best.
1 East Chang An Avenue
People's Republic of China 100738
Tel: +86 10 8518 1234