The New Hotels Bring Two Distinctive Brand Experiences and Personalized Services to the Same Address in the Vibrant Chanba Free Trade Center of Xi’an
XI’AN, CHINA – Marriott BonvoyTM, Marriott International’s extraordinary portfolio of 30 hotel brands, award-winning travel program, and endless experiences, recently announced the opening of Sheraton Xi’an Chanba and Fairfield by Marriott Xi’an Chanba. The new hotels will deliver two unique options at the same address, from modern design, intuitive and holistic experiences at Sheraton Hotels & Resorts to friendly hospitality at Fairfield by Marriott.
“We are excited to further expand our portfolio in the historical city of Xi’an with two strategic openings, which is a testament to the company’s focus on providing diversified yet personalized experiences in new first-tier cities,” said Liu Zong, Area Vice President, Central & West, China. “Riding on the surge of cultural tourism, we are committed to connecting guests to the cultural heritage of Xi’an by offering a range of enriching experiences both inside and out of the hotel.”
Located in the east of Xi’an downtown, Chanba was the eastern gateway to enter Chang’an in ancient times. Today, it has developed into a national green ecological demonstration area, with Sheraton Xi’an Chanba and Fairfield by Marriott Xi’an Chanba sitting in the heart of Chanba Free Trade Center.
Within close proximity to Xi’an International Convention and Exhibition Center, Xi’an Olympic Sports Center, and surrounded by Chanba National Wetland Park and Huaxia Cultural Tourism Xi’an Resort, the hotels serve as an ideal base for business and leisure travelers alike. Guests can easily access places of interest in and around the historical city of Xi’an by metro, high-speed rail, or air.
The fourth Sheraton to open in Xi’an, Sheraton Xi’an Chanba brings to life the brand’s new vision as part of a worldwide transformation which focuses on design and experience signatures that foster community, gathering, and productivity in all areas of the hotel.
Designed by PLD, Sheraton Xi’an Chanba takes its design cues from the city’s history and culture, especially that of the Tang Dynasty. The lobby art installation made of metal, ceramics, and resin glass is inspired by lamps lit in celebration of the local Shangyuan Festival. The exquisite ceramic art piece in the Chinese restaurant, Yue, draws every guest’s attention with its almost real imitation of lychees and other fruits. The installation art in the banquet area pays tributes to the elegant “Water Sleeves” movement in traditional Chinese opera dancing.
A Modern-Day Community Hub
The lobby is the heart of the guest experience at Sheraton Xi’an Chanba. It has been re-imagined as the hotel’s community hub, a holistic open space that creates a sense of energy and belonging, inviting people to join together or be alone amongst others. With a flow that is natural, intuitive, and uncomplicated, guests have what they need within arm’s reach, all set against an inviting backdrop that feels warm and comfortable yet refined. Drawing its inspiration from the local context, the ancient city wall and brick and tile elements of Xi’an are integrated into the space of the lobby with a modern twist.
The hotel features many of the signature elements of the brand’s new vision. This includes the Community Table, an inviting, purpose-built workspace where guests can work, eat, and drink while soaking up the energy of the space. Following Sheraton’s philosophy of embracing both form and function, these tables are custom designed with amenities to keep guests productive, including built-in lighting, outlets, and charging stations.
The Studios are flexible gathering spaces available to book whenever a guest needs it for collaborative working and connecting with others in a less formal setting. Enclosed with glass, these tech-enabled spaces allow guests to contribute to the energy of the public space while also providing privacy and focus for everything from small group meetings to private dining experiences. Strategically placed throughout the lobby, The Booths are the perfect spots for spontaneous phone calls to connect privately with friends, family, or colleagues.
New Elevated Food & Beverage Experiences
Built with its global, productivity-focused guest in mind, Sheraton Xi’an Chanba’s new elevated food & beverage offering creates a focal point in the lobby experience. Part bar, part coffee bar, part market, &More by Sheraton is a central pillar of the new Sheraton vision, transitioning guests seamlessly from day to night with food & beverage options that are locally sourced, easy to enjoy while working, and customizable to accommodate all tastes and time schedules. Guests can also enjoy a wide range of beverages, from freshly brewed artisanal coffees during the day to signature cocktails like an Espresso Cappuccino Martini or an Espresso-Tonic in the evening. Through collaboration with Laihui Coffee, &More by Sheraton also creates unique coffee drinks inspired by local ingredients, including Shaanxi chestnuts. Guests will have opportunities to immerse themselves in the coffee culture through curated coffee workshops, coffee tasting sessions led by the Master Barista, and pot planting activities using coffee grounds.
The hotel also houses three contemporary restaurants and a specialty bar serving an array of local bites and international flavors. The all-day dining restaurant Daily Social features a spacious and comfortable dining space with a buffet of sumptuous international delicacies and fresh seafood cooked on-site in an open interactive kitchen. Soo Noodles, where guests can savor authentic Shaanxi noodles of different flavors along with local snacks. YUE, Sheraton’s signature Chinese restaurant, it creatively combines Huaiyang cuisine with Xi’an’s distinctive local flavors. Seven private dining rooms ranging from 30 to 97 square meters provide guests with a personalized dining experience that is perfect for family gatherings and business banquets. Unspoken is a curated, intimate bar that transitions from hidden to active from day to evening, serving creative cocktails and fine wines from all around the world.
Guest Rooms & Club Lounge that Promote Productivity
Sheraton Xi’an Chanba offers 228 spacious and stylish guest rooms and suites ranging from 40 to 236 square meters. Floor-to-ceiling windows welcome natural light into each room, while soft finishes and light wood tones complement each other to create a warm and elegant feeling of home. A framed black-and-white acrylic painting depicting the roads and streets of ancient Xi’an in intricate line forms sends viewers into a reverie. All guest rooms are equipped with amenities designed for productivity, such as a height-adjustable worktable, integrated power and charging, and layered lighting. The bathrooms are designed with modern walk-in showers and bath amenities by Gilchrist & Soames.
Sheraton Club, an exclusive space for Marriott Bonvoy Elite members and Sheraton Club level guests, is purposefully designed for a layered and engaging experience that transitions seamlessly with activations from morning to evening. Guests will find updated food and beverage offerings, premium amenities, enhanced connectivity, and 24/7 access to provide a private environment. With a residential look and feel, the circular-shaped Oval Bar with overhead shelves for bottles and staging is an ideal place for guests to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or cocktails in the evening with their colleagues or friends over mesmerizing skyline views. The exclusive Sheraton Club also features one of the Studios, offering a range of experiences for small group gathering.
The Art of Meeting & Gathering
Sheraton Xi’an Chanba features over 1,730 square meters of banquet and meeting spaces. The 1,018-square-meter pillarless Grand Ballroom is 7 meters in height, which can accommodate up to 800 guests and is equipped with a 75-square-meter embedded HD LED screen. It can be reconfigured into two separate ballrooms and is an ideal venue for large-scale conventions, wedding celebrations, and social gatherings. The hotel also offers four versatile meeting rooms ranging from 68 to 83 square meters. The hotel’s dedicated meeting planning team provides personalized and comprehensive banquet services to ensure that every detail is perfectly executed.
Leisure Experiences that Create Long-Lasting Memories
On the hotel’s top floor, guests have access to an array of leisure facilities, including the fitness center that is complete with state-of-the-art Life Fitness® cardio and strength training equipment, an indoor heated swimming pool with an advanced ozone detoxification system, and a kid’s pool. Guests may also relax and enjoy themselves while taking in views over the Chanba Ecological Area.
Fairfield by Marriott Xi’an Chanba
Fairfield by Marriott Xi’an Chanba welcomes guests with the brand’s signature friendly hospitality. The hotel lobby is decorated in warm earth tones and adopts natural materials to highlight its contemporary and uplifting design. Its flexible layout and floor-to-ceiling windows create a comfortable and relaxing ambience for business meetings and social interaction.
The new hotel boasts 184 spacious, modern and well-equipped rooms with separate work and rest areas. All rooms feature an HD LCD TV, high-speed Wi-Fi, a flexible desk, adjustable lighting, and USB ports, allowing guests to maintain productivity during their stay.
The all-day dining Fairfield Restaurant serves a wide range of healthy breakfast options, helping guests start their day with energy. Guests can also select Grab-and-Go snacks and beverages at the 24/7 Fairfield Market. Featuring stretching, functional, cardio, and strength areas, the hotel’s 24-hour fitness center is well furnished with Life Fitness® equipment to help guests stay active on the road.
“We are very excited to welcome these two hotels under one roof in Xi’an, delivering two unique experiences for travelers and locals alike,“ Said Mr. Joct Fang, Cluster General Manager, Sheraton Xi’an Chanba and Fairfield by Marriott Xi’an Chanba, “With our strategic location, sophisticated spaces, elevated guest rooms, and locally inspired dining concepts, we look forward to welcoming guests to a world of diversified and enriching experiences.”
Sheraton Xi’an Chanba and Fairfield by Marriott Xi’an Chanba participate in Marriott Bonvoy – the award-winning travel program from Marriott International – allowing members to earn and redeem points for their stay at the new hotel, and at other hotels and resorts across Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio of brands. With the Marriott Bonvoy app, members enjoy a level of personalization and a contactless experience that allows them to travel with peace of mind.
For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.sheratonxianchanba.com for Sheraton Xi’an Chanba and www.fairfieldxianchanba.com for Fairfield by Marriott Xi’an Chanba.
About Sheraton® Hotels & Resorts
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts makes it easy for guests to feel welcome at over 435 hotels and resorts in nearly 75 countries and territories around the world. As the most global brand within Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of extraordinary hotel brands sitting at the center of hundreds of communities around the world, Sheraton has a rich heritage in creating a sense of belonging for guests, wherever they are in the world. Sheraton is currently undergoing a major brand transformation, creating a signature community experience for the next generation of travelers and locals alike at properties across the globe. The new vision for Sheraton features intuitive design, tech-forward experiences, and upgrades to everything from public space and F&B to flexible meeting space. For more information, please visit www.sheraton.com, and stay connected on Facebook, and @sheratonhotels on Twitter and Instagram. Sheraton is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.
About Fairfield by Marriott
Fairfield by Marriott was founded on the principles of trusted service and warm, friendly hospitality inspired by its unique heritage as the namesake of the Marriott family retreat, the Fairfield Farm. Its contemporary, uplifting design provides an effortless experience for guests to maintain their routines while on the road. Evoking the feelings of calming simplicity, Fairfield offers thoughtfully designed guestrooms and suites that provide separate quality living, working and sleeping areas. With over 1,240 properties in 16 countries and territories, Fairfield is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com. For more information or reservations, visit Fairfield.marriott.com.
About Marriott Bonvoy®
Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable destinations in the world, with 30 brands that are tailored to every type of journey. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, and through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences including future stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments, or through partners for luxurious products from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit marriottbonvoy.com.