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In fitting with the modern and hip design of the hotel, the in-room technology at The Opposite House Beijing is some of the best we’ve seen. Each room is equipped with an iPad; the home button is locked to discourage guests from walking away with the device, but the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel’s program allows you to surf the web, order room service and make dinner reservations after perusing what Beijing has to offer. On the welcome screen, the left navigation bar clearly lays out your options. Looking for historical sites to visit? Press the “See Beijing” tab and read small blurbs about the city’s offerings such as the Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China, the Summer Palace and Olympic Park. Looking for restaurants or bars? Press the “Beijing Restaurants” tab and browse by cuisine such as Northern Chinese/Peking Duck/Imperial, Contemporary Chinese, Yunnan/Sichuan or European. One of our favorite perks is ordering room service from the iPad or requesting the complimentary mini-bar to be restocked. At The Opposite House Beijing, they literally make anything you want happen with a press of a button, or in this case, a swipe of the iPad.