New Beijing City Guide Launches on The Purple Passport

Free online guide features the city's hippest and chicest spots as a resource for both locals and travelers

Dec 20, 2010, 08:00 ET from The Purple Passport

BEIJING, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Purple Passport, a new web-based guide to the world's most exciting cities, has just launched its complete Beijing City Guide. Featuring over 125 of the choicest hotels, restaurants, spas, nightlife spots, shops, and activities, the guide will point locals to nearby hotspots and help travelers plan distinctive city experiences.


Recommendations run the gamut from imperial palaces to high-rise hotels, couture malls to cutting-edge arts districts, and soothing spas to hopping clubs. Written in a fresh, accessible voice, the guide will appeal to stylish and discriminating individuals who like to be "in the know."

Users can also take advantage of the site's unique functionality features, including a mapping tool to find recommended venues near their primary destinations. Those who open free Purple Passport accounts can create customized "Passports" of their favorite venues to print or share with friends via email.

The site's user-friendly, taste-making approach is a reflection of what its founders, best friends Jennifer Garcia-Alonso and Emily T. Chang, look for when they travel. "We've been traveling together for over a decade -- with matching purple-colored passport covers in tow," said Garcia-Alonso. The pair began blogging about their journeys on The Diary of The Purple Passport in 2008 and launched the beta version of The Purple Passport in 2010 with City Guides to London and Los Angeles. They look forward to moving beyond the beta phase in 2011.

About The Purple Passport

The Purple Passport ( is a web-based collection of city guides for the hip and highly discerning traveler. The site is a one-stop-shop for the full range of urban travel planning needs, from researching a trip start to finish, to reserving hotels and restaurants, to creating an itinerary to be shared with travel companions. The Purple Passport team personally visits every spot that it reviews and never accepts compensation for featuring a venue on the site. First-person accounts of the team's travel experiences can be found on the companion blog, The Diary of The Purple Passport (


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