There's enough time to get oriented as it's rare for flights to get in, or leave, in timely fashion with Beijing's notorious thrill-or-kill weather.This means you'll have ample time to explore the cavernous airport with its soaring pillars - even if you sensibly arrived early morning for a pink-eye departure that has best chance of a clean getaway.The place dwarfs pretty much everything inside and around.En route to Beijing you may have marvelled at the burgeoning hotel choice.Beijing Capital Airport (com.cn) consists of three terminals and six concourses.
There is virtually no English spoken so make sure to have the hotel address in Chinese characters or, better still, call the hotel and have them direct your driver in Chinese.
There is an extra Rmb10 charge for the Airport Expressway toll and an Rmb1 fuel surcharge on every trip.
A regular taxi from the airport's Terminal 3 to The Ritz-Carlton in Chaoyang will cost around Rmb100.
Bringing its own special brand of contemporary smarts for transit passengers and those requiring a stay near the airport is the Langham Place Beijing Capital Airport.
This playful 372-room hotel (opened 2010) with Djs in the lobby and an art gallery, serves up large beds, oversize baths, flat-screen LCD TVs with DVD players, i Pod docks and, of course, Wi-Fi. The two-floor Club L will keep business suits entertained with Internet stations, a pool table, games and, yes, a boardroom.