798 Art District, stronghold of the contemporary Beijing art scene

art and culture
798 Art District, stronghold of the contemporary Beijing art scene

Enter a new Beijing, more urban, more contemporary, but a place full of history where artists from all over China come to express themselves.

In a decommissioned 1950s factory that now shelters the Beijing Academy of Fine Arts, just a few miles away from Tiananmen Square, Wangfujing Street and the Forbidden City, the Gracie Art Hotel attracts many visitors drawn by the appeal of the 798 Art District, this new neighbourhood entirely dedicated to contemporary art, where galleries, cafes, boutiques as well as culture and fashion events are aplenty.
With complimentary champagne and a warm welcome upon your arrival, everything is done to make your stay in Beijing go as smoothly as possible. In a stripped-down decor, you'll make the most of a spacious room with high ceilings, wooden floors and walls adorned with colourful modern artwork. A little detour to the Maison Yi is worth your while, for the hotel restaurant has won "Best Sunday Brunch" in The Beijinger newspaper. Here you can delve into seafood of Asian and Mediterranean influences.

798 Art District
2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, 798 Hao Yuan Yishu Qu
Beijing

+86 (0)10 5978 9114

www.798district.com

Rooms: from 700 CNY