Saturday, November 8, 2008

We Are King Of The World...

...I Mean On Top Of Beijing!

Today we decided to see how the rich (and famous?) live and have a little taste of it.

We started small and went on to visit the bar at the newly opened Park Hyatt hotel… we’ll have to wait to spend a night in a room (let’s dream) or set our eyes in one of the apartment (penthouse, maybe?) for rent.

Arriving in style (I wish!) and taking a rest from singing

Park Hyatt Beijing (a 5-star luxury hotel) is part of the prestigious Beijing Yintai Center in the heart of Beijing’s Central Business District (that’s opposite of the China World Trade Centre and the new CCTV tower –the one that look like a big doughnut or Z-shaped) and is the tallest skyscraper in Beijing (250 meter or 820 foot tall). The square-fronted tower, designed by John Portman & Associates is topped with a glowing scarlet beacon after nightfall. The hotel comprises 237 rooms (between the 37th and 49th floors) –one day maybe!, 216 luxury apartments (7th to 33rd floors) –daydreaming! and there are also 21 penthouses (35th-36th and 50th to 58th floors) –if I win the lottery, I’ll come back!. The 66th floor is home to the highest restaurant in Beijing, the China Grill and on the 65th floor is where we had our cocktail at the Bar Lounge with a 360-degree view over the city.

View from the top