On a trip to Shanghai this summer, I stayed in two different Marriott Courtyard hotels, in Puxi and Pudong. I was stunned at how nice they were, expecially the executive lounges, which provided great foot and drink for Elite Reward members. The staff was very attentive, all spoke English, and the rooms were great. The lounges were better than any Marriott brand lounge I have visited in the US, including JW Marriott lounges. I plan another trip to China this fall, and will be booking Marriott hotels whenever possible. The Courtyard chain there offers incredible value. Any other favorites near Beijing or Hongkong/Guangzhou?