China is hoping to show the world the modern, luxurious – and unpolluted – side of its capital city by hosting the Apec summit at purpose-built venues on the shores of Yanqi Lake in the outer suburbs of Beijing.
The complex, which is due to be unveiled in May, has been designed as a showcase facility that can host major conferences, with a wide range of accommodation across. This includes the main 306-room Yanqi Lake Kempinski hotel, the 111-room State Guest House and 12 individual boutique hotel properties, each having between 10 and 19 rooms.
Although China is used to building massive infrastructure projects, there are no other luxury resorts in the Beijing area, or possibly even the country as a whole, that can match Yanqi Lake’s scale and size. Making use of 14 square kilometres of grounds, the area offers planners a chance to host a gigantic, one-site gathering in the capital of the world’s fastest growing nation.