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Chengdu is one of the ideal getaways for those living in Xi’an. It is easier than ever to travel to the city, with
multiple flights and high-speed trains able to whisk you there in a matter of hours. Once you arrive, there are a
multitude of food, entertainment, and cultural options to keep you going for days on end. Additionally, every good trip requires a base from which to launch each day’s activities, and to rest in preparation for the next. This place should provide comfort, convenience, and an atmosphere that allows for unwinding. The Shangri-La in Chengdu provides all of these and so much more.
When it comes to choosing a hotel, location is king. The location of the Shangri-La is ideal for those who want easy access to what the city has to offer without the chaotic bustle of the main road. The hotel is located on the Jinjiang River and a great majority of the rooms have fantastic views of the riverside and surround areas. Just in front of the hotel is the scenic AnShun Bridge, which houses a fantastic restaurant. If you are a fan of having a night out, there are two different bar streets within a 5-minute walk of the hotel. JiuYanQiao, one of Chengdu’s most popular bar streets, is located across the river, while the newly established LanKwaiFang – Chengdu is just adjacent to the hotel. ChunXi Road, a popular destination for food and shopping, is just a short walk from the hotel. The Tianfu Greenway, a government development project, offers a beautiful option for a relaxing stroll along the Fu River, also near the hotel.
Another thing to consider when choosing a hotel is the offerings available in the hotel itself, something that the Shangri-La has in spades. First there are the dining options. Shang Palace is a signature restaurant that is featured in most Shangri-La properties in which they offer a blend of the local cuisine in combination with Cantonese cuisine. There is definitely something special about mixing the fire of Sichuan cuisine with the lightness of Cantonese cuisine. One of dishes that best represents this is the Braised Shrimp with Pickled Chili, which has the spicy flavors of pickled chili and the tender texture of Cantonese seafood. In addition, the hotel has Mooney’s Bar and Restaurant, which has a great selection of both food and drinks. The Sichuan-style lamb shank is some of the most tender and flavorful lamb that you will find in China. Pair it with a draft Guinness and you could not ask for a better meal. If you are looking for greater variety, the buffet restaurant, Café Z, has a huge selection of different high quality foods, from your standard breakfast fair to a plethora of options for lunch and dinner. Those staying in the executive suites can enjoy breakfast and happy hour at the Horizon Lounge on the 36th floor with an expansive panoramic view of the city. All of these locations provide stellar service to ensure your dining experience goes as smoothly as possible.
The final consideration when choosing a hotel is comfort. That is, in large part, why people choose a five-star hotel to begin with. The rooms are exactly as you would expect from a five-star hotel. The beds are extremely comfortable, with excellent linens. With blackout curtains standard in each room, getting good-quality sleep is no issue. The bathroom are equipped with a bathtub for soaking and a dual-headed shower with excellent water pressure. Additional amenities at the hotel include a heated indoor pool, well-equipped gym, and a spa where you can get a variety of treatments, including a signature Panda facial mask.
If you are considering a trip to Chengdu in the near future, and you’d like to experience a trip in comfort and elegance, then you might consider going with the Shangri-La Hotel in Chengdu. Currently, they are running a promotion where those who join their Golden Circle membership program receive complimentary breakfast, double points, and an 88RMB discount on the room rate when booking through their WeChat mini-program. Now is an excellent time to travel to Chengdu in style.