Olympic legend Carl Lewis visits Westin Beijing Financial St

Olympic legend Carl Lewis took time out of his hectic schedule to pop into The Westin Beijing Financial Street. The nine time gold medallist is pictured here with Graham Cooke, President of World Travel Awards, and Gianni Merlo, President of AIPS.The World Travel Awards VIP Lounge, which is proving a sanctuary for VIPs, athletes and dignitaries amid all the Olympic feverish excitement, is located inside the wonderful Westin Beijing Financial Street.

Located in the heart of Beijing’s brand new financial district, the hotel is just minutes from cultural icons like The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. The city’s business, shopping, sightseeing, and entertainment districts are all easily accessible. Beijing international and domestic airport terminals are approximately 40 minutes away and Beijing West Railway Station is just a 20-minute drive.

Not surprisingly the hotel is a favourite with dignitaries, celebs and VIPs during the Games.

Its two towers rise 26 stories high, one boasting 486 luxurious rooms and suites and the other 194 Executive Residences. Features include the Heavenly Spa by WestinTM and the WestinWORKOUT® Gym. You can even take a dip in our indoor swimming pool bathed with natural light. Seven restaurants and bars provide a range of options to unwind, connect with friends and colleagues, or simply dine in style.


Adjacent to the hotel, the Beijing Financial Street Conference Centre provide an additional 1,808 square metres of meeting and banquet space which can host conferences, trade gatherings, or small meetings.

Pictured above: Lobby Lounge from Zen Garden.

Click here to read BTN’s interview with Charlie Dang, General Manager of the Westin Beijing Financial Street