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The Kerry Hotel, Beijing, only recently reopened after an extensive renovation, and now stands out among other hotels in China’s capital city. Catering mostly to business travelers, solo guests and couples, the hotel has a refined yet energetic atmosphere. An onyx and white marble floor sets the stage in the lobby, while glittering crystal chandeliers hang overhead the living room-style furnishings throughout. Upbeat lounge music plays in the background of the two-story lobby, combining with the large-scale works of glass and painted art — like the hanging cloud of golden butterflies — to create a luxurious setting. Rooms are spacious and tranquil, with a wall of windows and calming earth-toned color scheme. Plush beds, a comfy lounger and a sleek floating desk meet the standard needs of guests, but stays are enhanced by the complimentary beverages and snacks at the mini-bar, Nespresso machines, DVD players and Bose sound systems, and advanced Toto washlets in the bathrooms. Fitness enthusiasts can make a beeline for Kerry Sports, the 64,000-square foot recreation center housed over three floors, which includes an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool tub, tennis courts, basketball courts, badminton courts, a table tennis and more. After building up an appetite, guests can choose from the vibrant Kerry’s Kitchen, casual quick-service Kerry’s Pantry or Chinese restaurant Horizon. Be sure not to miss the daily happy hour at Centro, one of Beijing’s most popular bars.