The Beijing Friendship Hotel is located on the northwestern side of the city near the university and technology district. It was built in 1954 as one of the only residential options for foreigners visiting China and was renovated in 2007. It is approximately 30 minutes from the airport and 40 minutes from Beijing Railway Station. The hotel's most notable feature is its gardens and traditional architecture. The 1,100 standard rooms, suites, business suites guestrooms for short-term or long-term stay.