Best Luxury Hotels In Nanjing

This city served as the capital of various dynasties throughout Chinese history, including the Ming Dynasty and the Republic of China. As such, it offers numerous historical sites and landmarks that reflect its past; the Ming City Wall, the Presidential Palace and the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum are well worth a visit, as is the Nanjing Museum, one of the largest museums in China. Outside of the centre, there’s the Purple Mountain Scenic Area with superb hiking trails and Xuanwu Lake where you can rent boats or simply relax by the water. Visit in spring if you want to catch the blooming cherry blossoms in Jiming Temple and other parks.

InterContinental Nanjing

Set on Gulou Square, just 50 meters from the Metro, the InterContinental is housed in a skyscraper building. Accommodation begins at the 49th floor, ensuring some epic views (especially those that look onto the nearby Xuanwu Lake). There are 433 bedrooms, each with air purifiers and tea and coffee makers. Plus there are indoor and outdoor pools, a spa and events spaces including huge ballrooms. Prime Restaurant Bar is found on the 78th floor, making it the highest restaurant in Jiangsu, and Summit Restaurant on 76th floor is the highest Chinese restaurant in the province.

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Fairmont Nanjing

347 bedrooms at the Fairmont run from the 38th floor to the 59th floor, ensuring far-reaching views. Its Willow Stream Spa is equipped with seven single and double treatment suites and separate female and male relaxation facilities including a steam room, sauna, mineral therapy pool, rainforest experience shower, ice fountain, thermal relaxation chairs and a reading lounge. There are four restaurants; the Vancouver Grill, Chinoiese and the Altitude international buffet (so named for its height) with 360-degree vistas. All bedrooms and suites have Le Labo bath products, Nespresso machines and Frette linens.

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St Regis Lhasa Resort

Tibetan handicrafts, textiles and cultural influences abound here, taking inspiration from the nearby monastery. Guests are accommodated across 150 bedrooms and 12 villas, with plenty of nods to the nation’s Buddhist practices. This follows on to the meditation garden, where you can find a touch of your own zen, or you may prefer to pay a visit to the spa pavilion to find your nirvana. Set in the shadows of the mountains and around a glassy man-made lake, it’s hard not to feel a sense of tranquillity. Both Western and Asian (Chinese, Tibetan and Japanese) are served across the St Regis Lhasa’s restaurants.

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