Found in southwestern China, this metropolis offers a blend of modernity and traditional charm. Marvel at the towering skyscrapers that dot the landscape, explore ancient temples nestled in lush hills and indulge in a culinary adventure with Chongqing’s famous hotpot. But Chongqing’s allure lies beyond its surface; it’s a city of contrasts, where old and new seamlessly coexist, creating an exhilarating experience that will leave you in awe. Prepare to be enchanted by the one-of-a-kind charm of Chongqing.
JW Marriott Hotel Chongqing
Found close to the prominent Chongqing People’s Liberation Monument, this high building provides excellent vistas of the city’s landmarks (and blackout drapes for when you want to shut out the bright lights and get some quality shut-eye). Classy and classic, the JW Marriott provides comfortable surroundings with accents of Chinese design in the decor. Amenities include a heated indoor pool, a playground for the little ones, a chandelier-lit dining room, a grand ballroom for events and a clubby bar for late-night libations.
Banyan Tree Chongqing Beibei
Stay in a villa with a private pool and outdoor terrace for a truly indulgent experience. Dine on Chinese cuisine at Baiyun Restaurant, or international flavours at Ming Yue Restaurant and drink at the Lobby Lounge or Pool Bar. The resort’s award-winning Banyan Tree Spa provides a variety of holistic treatments and therapies inspired by ancient Asian healing traditions, with hot springs and a meditation cave for a truly tranquil experience. Activities such as tea ceremonies, calligraphy classes and traditional Chinese painting workshops are available onsite. And as Banyan Tree Chongqing Beibei is conveniently located near attractions like Jinyun Mountain and the renowned White Deer Cave Academy, it’s easy to explore the area’s cultural and natural wonders from here.
Intercontinental Chongqing Raffles City
The iconic Raffles group presents a property that’s part of a larger complex; as such, guests have direct access to retail outlets, dining options and entertainment venues within the same complex. But there’s plenty in-house too; the Yu Ting Restaurant, Café Marisol and the Sky Bar 53 with far-reaching views; a state-of-the-art fitness centre and spa and an indoor swimming pool that offers a serene environment with natural light and city views. The hotel’s exclusive Club InterContinental provides additional privileges and personalised services, such as a private lounge, complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails.
Kempinski Hotel Chongqing
Well placed for the central business district and the railway station, the Kempinski brings its trendy European flair to the banks of the Yangtze River. Most of the 416 rooms and suites enjoy panoramic river views and all reflect local culture while mirroring the brand’s Western sensibilities. Eat and drink at the Elements Restaurant, Guo Hui Yan, Kempi Deli and in The Lounge. Take a dip in the swimming pool and work out at the fitness centre. And book some Kempinski-organised excursions, such as a cable car trip, river cruise or tea ceremony.
The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square
Set in the buzzing Liberation Square, The Westin brings its signature modern elegance to Chongqing. Every bedroom category has signature Westin Heavenly Beds; there’s a WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio with state-of-the-art exercise equipment; and the group’s Heavenly Spa by Westin™ for your downtime in the city. Buffet breakfasts and all-day dining can be found at Seasonal Tastes, with national dishes at Zen5es. And there’s the Mix Bar for a bird’s eye view of the city at sunset.