The Zhong Tang Hotel (Xisi) is located in Xisibeiertiao in a western district of Beijing. The people of Beijing have a proverb "The West is expensive but the riches are in the East". The eastern district of Beijing is populated with a large number of rich and powerful people the biggest property owners and businessmen while many of the city's aristocrats and ministers are settled in the West. There is a bus stop just 500 m from the hotel and Beijing Train Station is 9.3 km away. The hotel has a very long history. In Qing dynasty this courtyard belonged to an extremely important minister Ertai. Nowadays the hotel offers well-equipped business centre with internet facilities for people traveling on business matters. It features 17 comfortable and well furnished rooms that are equipped with modern amenities to make stay a pleasant one. The rooms are 18 m² in size and are equipped with an LCD TV a double bed a wardrobe a narrow rectangular table with recessed legs an electronic safe a kettle a hairdryer and a DVD player. Tieh-Kuan-Yin tea and Evian mineral water are available for a fee. An en suite bathroom a direct dial telephone Internet access air conditioning and central heating come as standard. During Christmas New Year's and the Spring Festival the hotel hosts a range of colourful events to welcome visitors. Guests can watch and learn about traditional Chinese activities such as paper cutting and sculpting dolls with flour dough. Guests can also take part in a dumpling making workshop and tasting session. The hotel has its own coffee shop. The restaurant serves a western-style breakfast and night-time snacks.