The hotel opened in 2009 with a concept combining Oriental and Western culture with traditional Chinese culture as a backdrop together with simple and high quality western lifestyle elements. The hotel's style also has a close relationship with Luogu Xiang's Hutong culture which will no longer be a mystery to guests after they have experienced a stay in the hotel. Sitting in the bar on the third floor of the hotel guests will enjoy the magnificent views of the traditional Beijing courtyard which has thousands of years of history each with its unique story to tell. The themed hotel is situated approximately 5.1 km outside the centre of Beijing and Tianmen Square and the tourist centre of Hou Hai is around 1.3 km away. Nearby places of interest include historical attractions such as the Lama Temple Houhai Lake the slanting street the Drum Tower the imperial college and the ghost street. The hotel is only 30 minutes away from Beijing International airport and 15 minutes from Beijing capital train station with easy access to several bus lines and close to a subway station. Each room features an en suite bathroom with a shower bathtub 24-hour hot water and a hairdryer while other in-room amenities include a double bed direct dial telephone satellite TV a wardrobe broadband Internet access an advanced public security system safe and air conditioning. The hotel serves breakfast each morning.