Gracie Art Hotel is not particularly close to any of the traditional sights of Beijing, but it’s a great choice for those who've already seen the main attractions. This boutique hotel is located near the funky 798 Art Zone. The graffiti-festooned, Bauhaus-influenced factory zone became an artist enclave for the likes of Ai Weiwei and other modern Chinese artists. New galleries are still pushing the creative frontiers of the Chinese art scene. Gracie Art Hotel is a renovated former crystal factory, with stark red bricks dominating the front. The interior, however, is eclectic and modern, filled with abstract artwork and stunning design. A stay in any of the guest rooms will put guests in a creative mindset.