Tianjin has the largest cruise terminal in northern China, most of the tourists visit Tianjin before or after their cruise trip. In the early 20th Century, it was the second most modern city in China. Nowadays, in the former British and Italian Concessions, numerous European-style buildings and mansions are well preserved.
For the travelers staying in Beijing and want to explore more, Tianjin is the best place to go, 2 hours driving or 30-40 minutes by High-Speed Train, you can take a day tour to visit this colonial-style city. By the way, the local Colonial-Chinese-Mixed dishes are a must.
For luxury travelers, there are many luxury international brands, such as Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, Shangri-La, Conrad, etc. If you like heritage hotels, The Lishunde Musem Hotel (The Astor Hotel) is a perfect option.