China hosts some of the top and attractive tourist destinations in the world. The country is witnessing exponential boom in luxury hotels. Wealthy travelers from across the globe are setting off to China in great numbers. In order to cater to their luxury travel and accommodation needs, luxury hotel market in the country is growing beyond Shanghai and Beijing.
Several factors define luxury hotel including choice of room amenities and in-room features; great reception desk; vibrant check-in team; focused, friendly and enlightened services; spirited staff; availability of luxury travel essentials; and a host of other things. A combination of all these luxuries and services can be a heavenly experience for vacationers, who love to be pampered in the lap of ultimate opulence and comfort. The article presents a brief overview of some of the top luxury hotels in China.
Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing
Designed as a delightful retreat at the heart of the city, Shangri-La Hotel in Beijing is packed with luxurious elements and striking list of amenities. The hotel consists of two tastefully designed towers called the Garden Wing and the Valley Wing offering classy and distinguished facilities. Valley Wing presents to its luxury-seeking customers a privileged ambiance accented by thoughtful and unparalleled hospitality. Rooms are elegantly designed with exquisite Chinese design elements. The hotel boasts airy lounge area, walk-in wardrobe, well-appointed bathrooms and high-tech technology etc. The Valley Wing features premium array of suites having personalized butler services.
The Upper House, Hong Kong
Upper House is a luxury hotel in Hong Kong featuring 117 plush and well-appointed rooms and 23 suites. Rooms are designed to be absolutely incredible with floor-to-ceiling views of Victoria Harbour. Styled as an elegant sanctuary, the Upper House flaunts Hong Kong-born architect Andre Fu’s poised and sophisticated design sense. Custom-built artworks, polished bamboo elements, shoji glass, an attractive 10-story stainless-steel sculptor etc. are featured at the hotel. Boasted as an elegant and serene oasis in the middle of one of the densest cities in the world, Upper House rooms come fitted with modern amenities. The hotel occupies the top floors of the JW Marriott (it starts from the 38th floor).
Four Seasons Hotel, Beijing
This luxurious hotel in the compelling capital city of China exudes all the warmth and flamboyance of its surroundings. Designed as a welcoming enclave within the Yansha area of Central Business District, Four Seasons features warm and tunefully balanced living spaces that are designed to evoke comfortable residential feeling. The hotel with 313 guest rooms, including 66 luxury suites, boasts two signature restaurants, an evolutionary health resort and a premium event spot. Rooms are planned as spaces that offer total respite to travelers, and bathrooms are luxurious spaces with a deep soaking tub, a separate shower and a separate WC etc. The hotel tower is arranged around a lofty sky-lit atrium. The needs of business and leisure travelers are catered to with ultimate concord and perfection. The spacious Imperial Suite at Four Seasons Beijing is worth mentioning thanks to its inspiring styling that resembles a well-groomed art gallery.
Hotel Icon, Hong Kong
Hotel Icon in China is remarkable for its spectacular public spaces, gorgeous vertical garden, majestic sweeping stairways, comfortable and contemporary guest rooms and vivacious dining areas. Interiors of the hotel are designed following a balanced amalgamation of both Asian and Western contemporary style. Hong Kong’s finest elements and irrefutable international style can be found throughout the Hotel Icon. The hotel boasts 262 tasteful accommodations including 26 suites. Interior design becomes more imposing thanks to the smart incorporation of revolutionary technology and intelligent luxuries. The lobby of the hotel features a remarkable feast for the eye in the form of an impressive vertical garden containing over eight thousand plants. Other green elements include a remarkable green roof and pedestal, and a beautifully-landscaped garden.
The Peninsula, Shanghai
The Peninsula Shanghai is a luxurious 5-star hotel featuring 235 superlatively comfortable rooms including 44 suites. Rooms are elegantly equipped with modern furnishings, iPod dock, 46-inch plasma TV, in-room fax/printer, a spacious work station, a personal safe and ironing equipment etc. Interiors reflect Art Deco and Golden Age styles and guest rooms offer spectacular views of the Bund, Huangpu River and Pudong. Superior suites of the Peninsula Shanghai include Palace Suite and Astor Suite, with the former featuring a fabulously spacious twirling terrace, and the latter featuring a personal patio featuring with its own whirlpool bath and the double-height top suite. The property also boasts five assorted restaurants and bars.
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Shanghai
Grand Hyatt, Shanghai is a strategically located luxury hotel in the Pudong area, the financial hub of the city. Designed to offer an unforgettable 5 star luxury hotel experience to discerning luxury seeking vacationers, Grand Hyatt, Shanghai is touted as one of the “highest hotels in the world”. It occupies 53rd to 87th floors of the Jin Mao Tower, and features 478 Grand Rooms, 32 Club Deluxe Rooms, 34 Grand Suites, eight Diplomatic Suites, two Presidential Suites and one Chairman’s Suite, 19 event venues together with the 1,200 –seat Grand Ballroom, 11 multi-functional meeting rooms and Club Oasis Spa. Each room offers stunning Shanghai city views through magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows. Rooms are designed following Art Deco décor style, and come equipped with separate tubs and showers, minibars, liberal work area with enhanced lighting and high-speed Internet access etc. Room interiors are bright with textured wallpapers and light-colored wood furnishings. Customers are sure to get excited with modest luxurious design and high-tech conveniences that give emphasis on smart functionality.
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, enjoying an iconic position in one of the world’s most glittering skylines since 1963, is a luxury treat. It offers premier luxury experience to its customers with incredible style, celebrated service and an unshakable reputation. This sleek-designed hotel overlooking Victoria Harbour offers enthralling views across the water. Featuring 430 stylishly and luxuriously designed guestrooms and 71 individually-designed suites, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is sure to pamper all the craving for a super luxury treatment. An extensive renovation done in 2006 has made the luxury property a matchless blend of 21st century opulence and oriental charm, concurrently preserving its unique character.
The places where you stay during your holidays play an important role making good days even better. Luxury hotels in China present exquisite magnificence and lavish luxuries to lift their vacationers to heavenly realms.