A popular place to use as a base among nature and animal lovers, the vibrant city of Chengdu can be found close to the Chengdu Giant Panda Research Centre as well as a wide range of other impressive attractions. This city is famous for its unique cuisine, while there are plenty of evening entertainment options to choose from. Many of the world’s leading hotel chains have established branches in Chengdu for lovers of luxury to choose from, while there are also some excellent independent establishments that feature plenty of character.
The Temple House
This beautiful boutique hotel is one of the most sophisticated establishments in the whole of Chengdu. This 21st-century Chinese hotel combines contemporary touches with classic cultural elements to provide the perfect balance. Guests are invited to enjoy al fresco dining in the 10o0 year old courtyard, while there is also an indoor swimming pool as well as a large spa and fitness centre to make use of. There are eight different types of rooms to choose from and those who want to splash out are sure to love the Studio 90 suite with its enormous balcony, free maxi-bar and very comfortable furnishings.
The St. Regis Chengdu
With a prestigious address in the ancient city, this impressive establishment is ideal for people who want to be located close to Chengdu’s most popular attractions. There are 279 guestrooms and suites to choose from that combine state-of-the-art amenities with custom furnishings. Guests can enjoy the signature St. Regis Butler service while they take in views of Tianfu Square. Among the luxurious amenities that guests are invited to make use of are both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool as well as a fitness centre and spa, both of which are open around the clock. With its extra-large bed and huge bathroom, the St. Regis Suite is an excellent option for luxury lovers.
Waldorf Astoria Chengdu
While each of the guestrooms at the Waldorf is extremely comfortable, guests who want to enjoy a truly memorable occasion should make sure that they secure one of the Waldorf’s six very lavish suites. Stunning views of Tianfu Square are just waiting to be enjoyed from the huge picture windows and there will be no need to move a muscle as room service is provided around the clock. With six different restaurants to choose from, food lovers are sure to be in their element and a wide range of delicious dishes from around the world are just waiting to be enjoyed.
Set in International Finance Square, the Niccolo Chengdu has long served as a playground for the rich and famous. The 20-metre indoor lap pool is the perfect place to take a dip, while there is also an onsite sauna and fitness room. Each of the spacious 230 guestrooms and lavish suites is flooded with light thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests are treated to an iPad mini as well as extremely fast WI-FI, 500-threadcount linen and luxurious Lorrenzo amenities. There are several excellent onsite restaurants to choose from with authentic Italian dishes being served at Niccolo Kitchen, Yue Hin offering classic Chinese dishes and a mixture of dishes from around the world are served at Pu’er.
Shangri La Hotel Chengdu
The Shangri La is famous as being one of the most luxurious hotel chains in the world and this Chengdu branch does not disappoint. Set in a shimmering tower on the bank of the Jinjiang River, guests are treated to pretty views of the waterway as well as the neighbouring Yihe Park. There are plenty of elegant authentic Chinese touches throughout this establishment such as deep red lacquer panels, fresh flowers and the large chandeliers that have been inspired by Chinese lanterns. The guestrooms are very comfortable and offer understated luxury with their marble bathrooms, while the river view deluxe rooms are simply stunning. As you would expect from a Shangri La there are several excellent restaurants to choose from that focus on authentic Chinese dishes with plenty of decadent touches.
Set in the heart of Chengdu’s most vibrant entertainment district, the Fairmont Chengdu can be found right next to the Century City New International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The hotels beautifully blends contemporary elegance with traditional cultural elements and the huge Ballroom is the perfect place to unwind for a while. There are several different styles of rooms to choose from and each features an en suite bathroom and very comfortable furnishings. By the far more luxurious option is the Fairmont Gold Suite, which boasts stunning panoramic views through the huge picture windows as well as a lavish living room, a marble bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe.
The Ritz-Carlton Chengdu
With a reputation for being the most luxurious hotel in the whole of Chengdu, this is the perfect place to stay for people who have a love for the finer things in life. Everything here has been created on a grand scale from the huge guestrooms and suites to the picture windows and rooftop bar. Many of the suites come complete with huge balconies that provide stunning city views. Unwinding in the steam room is an experience that should not be missed, while the onsite spa is an excellent place to indulge in a little pampering that is provided by exclusive green tea treatments. People who enjoy messing about in the water will love the indoor swimming pool as it plays underwater music for them to groove to.