Popular Destination Overview — Beijing

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As an international metropolis, Beijing has attracted attention worldwide. Beijing has a population of 12.5 million and covers 16,800 square kilometers of land. With a history lasting more than 3,000 years, Beijing was once imperial capital of five dynasties. From the Forbidden City to an unknown lane, Beijingers can tell tales that enthralls all listeners.

As the capital of the People's Republic of China, Beijing is also a dynamic and magnificent city with all socio-economic index among top categories in China. Thanks to its ancient charm and modern infrastructure, most of the world's top 500 multinational corporations have set up their operations in Beijing either for investment or for showcasing their own achievements to the rest part of China. With its significant position, great cultural resources and modern infrastructure, Beijing has become one of the most popular cities in China for meetings and events.

For MICE segment, it has become an independent economic niche to boost the city's economic growth.

The advance of high-technologies, the development of information industry and the expansion of domestic and foreign trade combined put new requirement for the development of MICE. China's admission into the World Trade Organization and Beijing's successful Olympic Games in 2008 also injected impetus to MICE segment in the city.

The development of MICE will not only accelerate the construction of urban facilities, tele communication, transport network and sport venues, but also consolidate Beijing's leading position in China's tourist industry. Moreover, as China speeds up its pace in the opening-up drive and lift more service and trade barriers to overseas investors, MICE economy will score steady growth and go in track with international practice.

Convention & Exhibition Venues

Combining modern amenities with traditional Chinese hospitality, Beijing has a variety of venues for exhibitions, conventions and conferences. Some of the major facilities are listed below:

Venue Function Space ( Sq. Ft.) Website
Beijing Exhibition Center 7,908,600 www.bjexpo.com
Beijing International Convention Center 828,520 www.bicc.com.cn
China Hall of Science & Technology 656,360 No website
China International Exhibition Center 684,648 www.ciec-expo.com.cn
China World Trade Center 115,132 www.cwtc.com
The Great Hall of the People 1,848,568 No website

Hotels

With most international hotel chains represented, Beijing currently has about 100,000 hotel rooms and some of the hotels offer excellent facilities:

Hotel Rooms Function Space
( Sq. Ft.)
Website
Beijing Hotel 1,000 49,230 www.chinabeijinghotel.com
China World Hotel 716 75,931 www.shangri-la.com/cn/property/beijing/chinaworld
Grant Hyatt Beijing 695 14,468 www.beijing.grand.hyatt.com
The Great Wall Sheraton 850 12 Function Rooms www.sheraton.com/beijing
Kerry Centre Hotel 487 56,418 www.shangri-la.com/en/property/beijing/kerrycentre
Peninsula Palace Hotel 525 14,193 www.beijing.peninsula.com
St. Regis Hotel 273 21,547 www.starwoodhotels.com/stregis
Shangri-La Hotel 528 22,340 www.shangri-la.com/en/property/beijing/shangrila
JW Marriott Hotel Beijing 588 19,375 www.marriott.com/bjsjw
Kempinski Hotel 526 10,720 www.kempinski.com/en/beijing

Destination Attractions

forbidden palaceHome to six UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Beijing's many attractions have led her being the number one tourism destination in mainland China. As both an international gateway and domestic hub, Beijing is connected to most major cities worldwide as well as most cities within China, which makes Beijing an excellent location for your meeting or event.
Some exciting possibilities include functions atop the Great Wall or in an Imperial Garden, banquets at legendary sites such as the Great Hall of the People, renowned attractions such as The Forbidden City and The Temple of Heaven, and cultural performances like Peking Opera, Kung Fu martial arts, and more.