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Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu
Why we like it
- Landmark luxury hotel situated in the vibrant city of Chengdu within the Sichuan Province.
- Iconic high rise build offering magnificent views overlooking the glowing Chengdu cityscape and glistening Jinjiang River.
- Spacious guestrooms and suites display an elegant, chic décor with modern furnishings and amenities.
- Three delectable restaurants serve some of the finest international and traditional cuisine in the city.
- Facilities include state-of-the-art fitness centre, indoor swimming pool and the luxury CHI, The Spa.
- Close to Tianfu Square, Du Fu's Cottage and the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base.
Dive into Chengdu's subculture and witness the city's latest urban craze of fixed-gear cycling. Hip young cyclists whizz about the city on these popular bikes, recognised by their simple design and bright colours.
Throughout our trip, we were delighted with the choice of hotels, destinations and optional trips that Debbie Rawnsley had arranged for us. I am sure that the exceptional service and attention provided by her contributed to making our holiday one of the best trips ever (and, as owners of a tour company, we have travelled extensively!).
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It's just a short drive past picturesque rivers, grand bridges and streets full of hibiscus flowers and gingko trees, until you arrive at the resplendent Shangri-La Hotel in the history-rich city of Chengdu. As you step into the majestic lobby, you are welcomed into a higher class by the gracious concierge. The stunning high rise building comprises of 593 guestrooms and expansive suites with refined interior design and floor-to-ceiling windows framing striking views of the Jinjiang River or bustling city centre.
Dining presents itself in the form of Shangri-La's signature restaurant, the Shang Palace serving traditional Cantonese-style dishes and the bold, piquant flavours of Sichuan specialities. Witness the talented chefs skillfully prepare a wide array of international cuisines in one of the nine open food theatres at the exuberant Café Z, before heading into the lively atmosphere of Mooney's Bar to enjoy classic cocktails and the live nightly entertainment.
After an exhausting day of business or pleasure, retreat to the CHI Spa with 11 luxurious private spa suites and herbal steam facilities. Here you can experience holistic treatments, deriving from traditional Asian therapies, to relax the mind and renew the body.
This Shangri-La Hotel is ideally placed to explore the vibrant streets, colourful markets, unique museums and religious temples of this laid-back city.
Best time to be there
While there are differences in the climate according to the region in China, it is best to travel in Spring and Autumn when the weather is not too hot nor freezing cold. But we also pay attention to festival periods and special occasions.
Beijing/Shanghai/Hong Kong (British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Virgin)
11 hours 20 minutes non-stop
GMT +7 hours
Visa required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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