The hotel was built in 1911 and is typically European in style. With its superior geographical location, luxurious and elegant style, and warm service, this establishment was the first hotel in the city of Qingdao to open its doors to overseas guests. Today the establishment is fully air-conditioned and welcomes its guests into a lobby with a 24-hour reception and check-out service. On-site facilities include a restaurant, conference facilities, WLAN Internet access and, for a fee, room and laundry services.The hotel has several banquet halls and restaurants, which serve both Chinese and western food. The restaurants at this establishment are especially renowned for their local seafood dishes.