“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

Grand Hotel de Pekin…Then and Now

Posted: May 25th, 2011 | No Comments »

Had cause to go into the old Grand Hotel de Pekin recently, which now sits in a row with the newer Beijing Hotel on the corner of Chang’an and Wangfujing (formerly Morrison Street). Very posh and a nice restoration done a while back by the Raffles people on the exterior and lobby. Anyway, inspired me to dig out a picture of the original structure.

then…

and now…

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