The Gloria Plaza Hotel Beijing enjoys an excellent location on a major ring road in Beijing, close to the city's embassy district, Wangfujing shopping street and Tiananmen Square. It is a 10-minute walk from Beijing railway station and a short 30-minute drive from Beijing's Capital International Airport. This city hotel comprises a total of 420 rooms. The air-conditioned hotel has a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service, a hotel safe and a range of eateries. It has a banqueting hall which is equipped with high-tech audio and video facilities and is ideal for conferences or business meetings and the hotel's Plaza floor provides superb executive accommodation for those with business on their agenda. The business centre also provides translation and secretarial services as well as a private meeting room. Further amenities include a hairdressing salon, Internet access, room service and a car park. All rooms and suites are comfortably furnished and well-equipped to meet every traveller's needs. The rooms are en suite with a shower and offer a double or king-size bed, a direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV and Internet access. They also feature tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning, central heating and a safe. The hotel health centre's gym and indoor swimming pool are available to in-house guests free of charge. These facilities are also available to a select section of the public for a membership fee. The health centre also features a sauna and guests can relax with a massage treatment. Besides billiards, darts, golf and computer games, there are also indoor skiing facilities in the hotel as well as a professional basketball court at the back of the Sports Town restaurant! With its modern, contemporary design, the Sampan Restaurant offers excellent Cantonese cuisine. Its dim sum, specially prepared by Cantonese chefs, is famous in Beijing and attracts a large lunch crowd. The extensive la carte dinner menu features a wide range of Cantonese seafood dishes. The Atrium Caf, located on the 2nd floor, is the place where 'East meets West', and a popular buffet selection is offered at breakfast, lunch and dinner. An la carte menu is also available whether for a 3-course meal or just a snack. The Hawaiian-style Coffee Pavilion provides delicious continental and Southeast Asian food as well as a great buffet. The Golden Tortoise Village serves an authentic Korean barbecue, which is rarely seen in Beijing. The Sports Town restaurant has an informal and lively atmosphere and serves up snacks in front of huge TV screens displaying a variety of sports games.