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Navigating Beijing's
Business District


Navigating Beijing's Business District

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If you’re involved within the world of business, you can expect perhaps at one or more points in your career you may be asked to travel to Beijing. However, Beijing is a place that you can easily feel out of your comfort zone if you don’t know what you are doing; but if you do, you won’t want to go back to your hotel room. Whether trying to impress prospective clients or taking you and your colleagues out for the evening; stick to these suggestions for fantastic authentic experiences.

Places to Eat

A strong business breakfast meeting is an important part of any schmoozing. Grandma’s Kitchen will make you feel right at home; serving a wide variety of American comfort foods (because maybe everyone isn’t feeling too adventurous with their food in the early morning).

If you want food that will really impress, Black Sesame Kitchenis one of the most highly rated restaurants in Beijing. The atmosphere, setting, delicious food and great drinks all come together to provide a magnificent experience for everyone involved. In other words, The Black Sesame Kitchen would be an ideal place to seal the deal.

We’ve all been there, attending a Chinese all-you-can-eat buffet for lunch, but the only thing that you actually wanted in the whole selection has been devoured; the duck. Well, the Peking Duck Private Kitchen is a sanctuary for all duck lovers, tucked away like a hidden gem from the world - a very low key places which delivers high calibre food. NB The Peking Duck Private Kitchen is relatively difficult to find; the best way is to search on your phone for the Vantone Centre, and stroll to the destination.

Places to Shop


The Malindao is otherwise known as ‘Tea Street’, for the very reason that you can purchase a whole variety of tea assorted goods along this mile stretch of road. A tea market perhaps, delivering authentic souvenir Beijing tea cups, pots, different types of tea. Most of these pots are mass produced and cheap as a result, however if you are looking for something special; there are certain shops which popular Chinese potters sell expensive handmade chinaware in.

A businessman should always be able to do business in its stripped down form; the art of haggling. The hustling and bustling Sunny Gold Street Market will give everyone that opportunity, selling tailored clothes to MP3 players.

Places to Drink

If you’re looking to get the alcohol flowing in order to put a smile on the face of your potential investor, then the Apothecary could be the place to take them. The Apothecaryis the kind of place you will wander in for one or two; resulting in staying for six hours doing shots whilst balancing your briefcases on your head. Lots of delicious cocktails.

Fancy a little bit of live music whilst you drink? The East Shore Live Jazz Caféis where it’s at. Sink a few with your work associates whilst absorbing the atmosphere, music and stunning view.


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For something a little bit different to your everyday business, why don’t you and your colleagues have a few drinks and go to the Chaoyang Theatre Acrobatics Show. Ever heard of Cirque Du Soleil before? Well, this is the place they scout their performers from! The show contains high calibre performances that will amaze you to no end.

As you can see from just a handful of suggestions, there is a whole wealth of different experiences to be had on a business venture in Beijing. Just do the right thing and splash out... it’s all on the company card remember!

If you have an upcoming business trip to Beijing, then be sure to book a room at the Swissotel Beijing; five star luxury, situated within the juncture of Beijing’s central business district.

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