Legation Quarter Beijing, PRC

The Legation Quarter is one of the most famous historic enclaves in Beijing, site of the former Qing‐dynasty era American Consulate, and site of numerous international and diplomatic negotiations as China reconnected with the rest of the world. In 2005, the site was purchased by an investment group for conversion to a major luxury dining, shopping and entertainment destination. Interactive Development Associates, on behalf of Mandarin Ventures, funded the first one million dollars of outside capital required for restoration and adaptable reuse of the existing quadrangle as a destination entertainment complex.