Rated 3 out of 5 by Victoria3140 Nice hardware, service can use improvement
The hotel is quite new and like the facility and location very much. We also got lucky and could park right in front of the lobby which was great. The Lounge service was excellent -- attentative, friendly (thank you!). So that's the good part.
Unfortunately the check "in" and "out" were quite unpleasant, thus undoing the good experience over the 2 nights of my stay.
1) Check in -- I asked for a platinum upgrade, and was told that all suites had only king-size beds (I have four in my party -- with two young children -- so preferred to have two double beds), and therefore couldn't upgrade. Well, the room I got dumped in got two double beds indeed, but was small, with tiny bathroom, tiny sinks. Makes me question a) whether this was really the best two-double-bed room there was, given I gave up my platinum upgrade; b) if there was truly no double-bed suites to begin with, e.g. whether there were suites which had two connected rooms? As platinum-level guest I would've expected better treatment than being stuck in a cramped room on my weekend stay with my family.
2) Check out -- There was one desk labeled "SPG elite", so I stood in the line. The checkout of the guest in front of me lingered on. No one came up and offered to help me check out. So I switched to another line. A Caucacian gentlman lined up behind me. Very soon, a lobby clerk went up to him and asked him how she could help him, without even glancing at me. At this time, I noticed there was another counter which was open -- and no one offered to guide me to it to assist in my checkout.
Indeed, very disappointing, given the nice hardware and the nice exec lounge service, that the "welcoming" and the "farewell" segments of the service fell short, given that is what people would typically remember the most.
I often take my family to stay in the local hotels on weekends, simply for change of scene. I must say I would not return to this particular SPG property.
November 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by RRTT Incompetent
Less than perfect. Perhaps the worst SPG hotel experience I have ever had. Wrong rooms assigned at check-in, despite the fact that I had confirmed two double beds in two rooms ahead of time. One room did not even have a shower. Sloppy work and forced to change rooms on the second day.
Also, service express should NOT call at 9:45 PM (yes, at night) to inquire what time we were checking out the next day. As a gold SPG member, I expect a lot better service than this.
June 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JP201308 Great value for your stay
The hotel location is close to CBD and easy to get to airport. Rooms are quiet and comfortable, internet access is fast, and staffs are friendly. The swimming pool is fascinating, but should place more towels for the guests (currently it only places one towel for each guest and no one offer onsite assitance). The other problem is cell phone signal (very poor in room, have to stay close to the window).
August 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jddusn My home in Beijing
I have the pleasure of making the Westin Chaoyang my home several times a year. From the moment I exit the cab and am greeted by Henry, to a warm smile by Constance and Cherry, as the escort me to the Executive Club, to the exceptional service as I check in by Alice and her WEC staff, Moore, Vera, Niki, Vivian and Jolin. After settling into my room, I pop down for a refreshment in the Mix lounge where Ezekiel and his superb staff of Lily, Amanda, Daisy, Kevin and Crystal greet me and take great care of me.
I enjoy the amazing breakfast buffet in the Taste with friendly service from Jenny, Alisa and Eric and end the evening in the great steak place, The Grange, were Jason, Janise, Jackie and Angel make me feel like an ol' friend.
If you are a frequent visitor to Beijing and appreciate the attention you deserve by an amazing staff, choose Westin!
August 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by BillHK Good but ...
All are great as usual except improvement needed in the Business Center area: Firstly, it closes at 8 pm and secondly, no courier service.
Well, the front office manager was able to resolve the courier service matter but by default, there is no courier service. Thought this is a very profitable agency service for any hotel. Westin ChaoYang is the first Westin i stayed without courier services and I had been a SPG for over 15 years!
June 14, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by William Cleanliness keep disappointing
I pick this hotel because it is close to my office, not because I really appreciate it. Indeed, the overall value does of this hotel does not match with its the price (although I have corporate rate) and Westin branding/expectation. Consistently in the past experience of staying in Westin, especially the first checking in, into the room, the room was not that "clean". Sometimes, it is the bench covered with a mm dust, the other time will be the work desk with stain remains (I could easily remove those stain by a wetted tissue), sometimes it is the bathroom with stain. Another complaint is that Beijing is a dry city, once I called room service for more water, they said hotel only can provide 4 bottles per day. If I stay in a hotel for most of time, working etc, how can 4 small bottles of water be sufficient? Not to mention if I have two guests in the same room.
March 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brite Most excellent hotel I have ever stayed
I thinks your hotel is very excellent in every aspect as accomodation facility. Good location and every facility and freindly staff..One thing I don't understand is my magnetic door card faced 4 times failure (during 2 night stay!) even if it did not make it close any electronic devices such as mobile phones..that needs to be improved definitely..without it I better say all perfect and enjoyable..thanks again...!
April 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Traveler68 Excellent staff service
The Westin Beijing Chaoyang staff do an excellent job from the point of check-in to the Executive Club floor. Particularly the Executive Club staff are among the best in the Westin group of hotels and in SPG that I visit.
September 27, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Will04 Good hardwares with need to improve services
First time to stay in Westin CY although I travel to Beijing every week.
My impression comparing to other five star hotels is not that excellent. I took hotel limosine from the airport. No one is attending at the door at all. I don't think this is an usual practise for a five star.
The live music in Mix is excellent.
Other than that, I have no other comments since I didn't use other facility pacticularly.
December 6, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hoarlic SImply Irresitable
Westin Chaoyang is always my first choice when I come to Beijing and this is, I think, the 10th time I stay here.
It is still able to maintain the standard and the energy since it first opened. The only complaint I have is the the changing room at the fitness center is a bit dirty and worn out.
Also I wish to ask, I left my swimming gear in my room, who should I contact to see if I can get it back?
May 16, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rich002 hard to benefit platinum upgrades
the hotel is relatively new nearby convenient location. hard to get spg platinum suite upgrades as always.
there is no club in the premises. kind of boring.. drinking french primium wine in the lounge or room. you order few thousand $ wines, spg points never gets recorded unless u call them and wait few weeks.
but hotel is new.. little noisy.. bad air in beijing next to the main road
May 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Peterck68 Check out wait time!!
The hotel is great. Fabulous facilities and good service. However, something must be done regarding the front desk. The shift schedule simple was off. Trying to checkout 6:30am Friday morning required queuing 20 minutes. There were 2 staff members serving 8 guests!
September 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Traveler68 Great Exec Floor Staff
As a Platinum SPG exec floor privileges included in stay. The staff at the exec club met requests for original receipts for meeting rooms, even faster than expected and always arranged quiet meeting areas in order not to disturb other guests. Transport staff were very efficient and polite, meaning that while costs are high for hotel transport service, it is dependable.
April 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by hugoistic Better service please
Cafe - No tea spoon every morning throughout my 2 weeks' stay. Have to request every time. Staff were not responsive. Either they are not well trained or you are under-staffed.
Front Desk - didn't even know I am a SPG gold member, shouldn't it be in your system or must I always use the SPG counter and present my card? I know Gold members are a dime a dozen but why should we keep using Westin if such membership does not warrant any recognition or privilege? I think your Front Desk staff have seen too many SPG members they are numbed from it. They should not take us for granted.
Room - generally satisfactory but toiletries were not replenished even when they are not available. My 1st such encounter in 6 stays this year.
Overall - During my stay I could tell it was high occupancy but I expected the hotel to be able to manage better. You could tell the hotel team as a whole did not cope very well, especially the cafe.
December 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shanghai2013Jay Nice Business Hotel
Good location for business traveler to Beijing on short stay
September 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gu123 Great hotel
I visit this hotel for travel once a month, such a great hotel for business. Greatly recommended.
September 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hkm82 Concierge service to improve
Everything was great but concierge need to improve the service. I understand that booking an airport pick up for the same day service is difficult, but concierge should not say I can't help you because our booking is full to a guest. There must be a solution. Finally, the reception did a good job and helped me to arrange the pick up.
June 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike59 Became a place of choice with one stay!
My first, but not last stay at the Beijing Westin. I have always stayed at a nearby hotel since this location is convenient to the city and the airport. The Westin has it all AND the Heavenly Bed! The Club Floor personnel were very helpful as was check in and check out.
Another visit is a must!
July 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by silverfox Great Executive Lounge
Outstanding service from Alice and her team in the Executive Lounge
September 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CW1688 Excellent services and great attention to customers
I am a SPG Platinum member now. Really enjoyed exclusive services starwood network provides. Westin is one of my favorite hotels. i love the design of the Westin in Beijing Chaoyang. The staffs there are very friendly and great attention to details. I am extremely please with the room I had and look forward to a visit next time.
November 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Alain974 This hotel offers great welcome
Great class hotel
Spacious and modern rooms
Always solicitous staff
Fantastic grill restaurant
September 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MMMM Improvement required
The Westin Chaoyang Beijing is always one of my favorite Hotels. However, my recent stay was a bit out of my expectation.
There was an empty highball glass with milk stain placed on the table below TV set when I checked- in the room.
I called from the telephone placed next to the bedside, and again; the bedsheet was dirty too. One thing the Hotel reacted immediately when I went down to the reception and ask for a room change, it was done in 5 minutes. However, the TV was unanle to switch on in the newly changed room. It was also fixed immediately after I call.
The in-room temprrature is too HOT which was fixed @ 26° and even I manually change it down, my entire stay was exhausted.
Spa is good so as Cafe on the 1st floor, though food quality drop compared to my previous stay. Went over to the nearby NEWLY opened Hotel for dinner and it was excellent.
Still want to give them one more chance on my next visit, otherwise; will move to experience the NEW Hotel.
March 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by earkandee Lifetime Platinum
Lifetime Platinum member and did not receive fruit basket in my room or welcome letter. Had issue with my room key not working in the elevator and I told a staff member and he directed me to go to the front desk rather than offering to get it replaced for me. Five star hotels are about 5 star service, not self-service.
December 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by KingofCobes No AC in lobby, restaurant or elevators
Overall the hotel was very good. But the lack of air conditioning in the elevators and lobby means that you can expect to be somewhat uncomfortable, especially if you are there on business and need to wear a suit to your meetings. Beijing is hot in the summer, how about some AC please?
July 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Niles22 Great hotel great staff great facilities
love this hotel - staff at executive lounge were superb attentive and pleasant. location is perfect - very close to airport motorway and nightlife in Beijing. room is very nice - got upgraded to the suite last time and it was lovely.
August 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by RonnoR Awful service
Great facility, comfortable room, but terrible service.
The front desk has no idea with SPG platinum member. The speed of service is very slow. Most time I have to call service center twice to get service.
I'm always doubt whether there is training for the new staff.
BTW, the facility of the pool is fantastic.
September 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Business5925 One week stay
The Westin Chaoyang is in an excellent location to connect with business contacts as well as having easy access to the airport. Especially valuable is the very attentive and helpful executive club staff, knowing you by name and remembering your likes and dislikes. Generally makes you feel very much at home.
February 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by attley restaurant
long long waiting....for food to be served. and missed serving a dish but was charged for it
September 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JetRay Exception staffs
This is my 3rd stay here for the last 4 weeks. The only reason that make me keep coming back to this hotel is the staffs. Special thanks to Shadow from the executive club. Her warm and attention to details really make my stay here very pleasant. Big thank you to everyone in the executive club.
November 12, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Olivero10 Extremly slow check in-check out
This is my second stay at the hotel, and again I am amazed of the extreme slow check in and check out process. This is not acceptable for me, and one of the reasons I will choose another hotel in Beijing next time. In addition, the price is too high compared to the overall standard.
April 24, 2013