The capital city of Shaanxi province in China, Xi’an has also been the capital of 13 previous dynasties in China and dates back over 3,000 years. Known to many as “the birthplace of Chinese civilisation,” Xi’an was a popular stop along the Silk Road since ancient times, serving as a collective meeting place for both culture and cuisine, and growing richer and more diverse with age. Alongside world-famous relics of past dynasties including the Terracotta Warriors and the Ancient City Wall, Xi’an buzzes with an eclectic mix of local bites from Cantonese to Sichuan style spice and an emphasis on artisan products. Xi’an is ranked as one of the largest cities in the country as well as the most developed in central China so you can be assured that there are plenty of modern amenities among the historical attractions for those who like a spot of luxury. Here are some of the best luxury hotels in Xi’an that are just waiting to be enjoyed.
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W Xi’an is the brand’s seventh hotel in Greater China and the largest W to open in Asia Pacific. W Xi’an has 385 guest rooms furnished with a signature W bed, and featuring step-out balconies offering panoramas of Qu Jiang. Discover a culinary experience at their three dining venues, WEI, YEN and FU, that are designed to entertain and enlighten. Lounge away at WOOBAR with a wonderful cocktail selection, and get pampered and treat your body with full fleet of practical functions, such as a foot bath or hair and scalp treatment, at AWAY SPA. Keep up your fitness routine at FIT or swim a few laps at our indoor pool, WET. The hotel offers all that you will need to make you feel right at home in Qu Jiang.
Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel
Located inside the city walls, within walking distance of the historic Bell and Drum towers and the Moslem Street adjacent to modern shopping and entertainment areas, the hotel has the best location for guests to experience the picturesque Xian. This legendary hotel was established in 1953 and boasts a beautifully landscaped garden for guests to unwind in, while the Sun Terrace is the perfect place to dine in style on a wide selection of gourmet treats. The Prestige Suite provides guests with uncompromising luxury as well as stunning views of the garden from their large picture windows, while each guest room features a sumptuous king sized bed and plenty of luxury comforts.
People who are mixing business with pleasure are sure to appreciate the appointment of this luxurious establishment, as it is situated in the prestigious financial and shopping mall centre on Keji Road in Yanta District enjoying easy access to Xian’s leading business, entertainment and shopping destinations. The 393 guestrooms and suites at the Shangri-La Hotel, Xian have set a new standard for deluxe accommodation in the city, floor-to-ceiling windows offer picturesque views over the city and the hotel’s landscaped gardens, while contemporary designs are complemented by all the modern conveniences. For complete luxury check into one of their suite grade rooms, which include Executive, Deluxe, Premier and Presidential Suites. The health club is also open around the clock for those who are seeking a little pampering and in addition to a wide range of spa treatments guests will have a heated swimming pool fully at their disposal, while their restaurants Yi Café, Tian Xiang Ge , Lobby Lounge and Siam Garden, offer the choice of international, Cantonese or Thai cuisine
Wyndham Grand Xi’an
Located in the centre of the Qujiang New District near the Dayan Pagoda and Xi’an Qujiang International Convention and Exhibition Center, the Wyndham Grand Xian South offers luxurious amenities in Shaanxi’s historic capital city. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda can be found just 400 metres away and is another popular place for guests to visit while in Xi’an. Retreat to one of their 565 over-sized, elegant guest rooms featuring flat-screen TV’s, free WiFi, plush bedding, and a spa-like bathroom. Upgrade to a Club Level Room for additional amenities and special benefits, or indulge in a unique duplex suite with walk-in wardrobe, complimentary happy hour, and awe-inspiring views of the Great Tang All Day Mall. There are excellent onsite restaurants where guests can enjoy traditional Cantonese cuisine, eclectic Southeast Asian fare, or Japanese specialties.
Sofitel Xi’an on Renmin Square
Serving as a modern retreat in one of the most historical parts of the city, the Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square features a striking contemporary style and plenty of luxurious touches. Iconic attractions such as the Bell Tower and Muslim Street can be reached on foot in less than ten minutes, while guests can admire a whole host of impressive structures from the large picture windows that grace their room. With four restaurants and three different bars to choose from guests never need to venture far in search of refreshment, while the hotel also comes with a spa and wellness centre for guests to make use of.