[photopress:hotels_olympics_beijing.jpg,full,alignright]Olympic organizers in Beijing have announced that there are 132 official reception hotels for this summer’s games. The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games said there are 120 contracted hotels for the event providing 30,000 rooms for the duration of the games.
The organizers said 38 are five-star hotels, 45 are four-star, 22 are three-star and 15 are not yet star-rated. The average room rate for a double room in a five-star hotel in Beijing will be $383 and $295 on average in a four-star hotel.
The other 12 official reception hotels are in six co-host cities, including Hong Kong, Shenyang, Tianjin, Qingdao, Qinhuangdao, and Shanghai.
In 2007, during the inaugural ‘Good Luck Beijing’ event, more than 40 designated hotels were given to some 8,000 athletes, officials and media staff. The event was designed to test the games organizing committee’s efficiency and readiness.