Hotel Cote Cour Beijing (Chinese name “Yan Le Hotel”) is named after Yan Le Hutong, a century-old lane where the hotel is situated on. Back in the Ming Dynasty, most of the court musicians dwelt in Bensi Hutong, which is quite close to Yan Le Hutong. Back then, Yan Le Hutong was the venue for the court musicians’ rehearsals. The hotel’s English name “Cote Cour” also has its historical implications. For one thing, Cote Cour (similar to the sound of “ku-tee-ku”) indeed refers to a French word, which means the booths that were exclusively used by French emperors when they went to see operas. For another, Cote Cour also means “garden”, which is totally appropriate to be used in describing a hotel. Courtyards are virtually small gardens, so the word “Cote Cour” can be used to imply the meaning of “courtyard”. Hotel Cote Cour Beijing is a boutique hotel consisting of courtyards and rooftop terraces. The embellishments of the hotel combine the antique style of Chinese courtyard and fully modern elements. Equipped with modern facilities, the hotel features a perfect fusion of the old and new, the Chinese and Western styles. Enveloped in such a wonderful ambience, you can glimpse the bygone prosperity of ancient Beijing and appreciate the modern and tasteful design.