A city steeped in history, Beijing has found a way to forge ahead without losing sight of its past, creating a place where modern buildings sit alongside ancient palaces. Among its newest additions is The Imperial Mansion, Beijing Marriott Executive Apartments, offering luxury apartments next to Wangfujing Avenue. Ideal for short- and long-term stays, studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments are the largest in the area, and offer a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, living room, high-speed wireless Internet, and dedicated work area. This apartment offers views of the Forbidden City from both the 24-hour fitness center and top-floor indoor sunlight pool. Visiting the city’s attractions, including the Pearl and Silk Markets and Tiananmen Square, is easy via the Beijing Metro. While the Resident Lounge is open for meals from 6:30 am to 10 pm, nearby Wangfujing Snack Street is lined with restaurants and street-food stalls. An event space with room for 80 guests is available for meetings and small celebrations.