Name: Sofitel Xining
For the very best in Chinese luxury, you’d struggle to find a better example than the exquisite Sofitel Xining in the city of Xining in China.
The hotel lies on the ancient Northern Silk Road in Xining. The largest city on the Tibetan Plateau, Xining is the capital of Qinghai province in western China. The nearest airport, Caojiapu Airport is just 25 miles from the hotel and there is a shuttle bus. Xining itself offers a unique and utterly fabulous cultural experience; with influence from all the province’s varied cultures – Muslim, Tibetan and Han Chinese felt strongly. Browse the colourful street markets and traditional shops, enjoying the contrast with the gleaming modern skyline, all set against an inspiring mountain backdrop.
Style & Character
The opulent, neo-Gothic façade gives you the first hint of what awaits. The lobby is an experience all of its own; soaring ceilings, translucent chandeliers and marble finishes. Inside, the traditional French chic of a Sofitel hotel blends exquisitely with the glamour of modern Chinese décor.
Service & Facilities
The facilities are as beautiful and luxurious as you could hope. The indoor heated swimming pool has a stunning stained-glass ceiling that twinkles its reflection to the pool below. There’s also a spa bath and a thermal spa so your relaxation after a wonderful day exploring the delights of Xining is definitely secured. You can keep active while you’re away too at the fitness centre. The business and events facilities here are vast with 12 meeting rooms, one of which is the gorgeous Grand Ballroom.
The hotel combines five-star European luxury with exceptional Chinese hospitality. The staff are extremely attentive and go above and beyond what you expect.
If you decide to book a Room rather than a Suite then be sure to opt for one with Club Millesime access. The rooms are spacious at 40m2 and are very beautiful spaces but discerning travellers will undoubtably be tempted by the grandeur of the Suites. The Junior Suite alone stands at 60m2 but the vast Prestige and Premium Prestige Suites are simply stunning and include separate living rooms and walk-in closets.
Food & Drink
The Sofitel Xining promises to take you on a gastronomic journey; and with influences from Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia as well as other regions, a true treat awaits. There are its 3 restaurants and a cocktail bar in the lobby. Chinese restaurant, Le Chinois, serves traditional Cantonese haute cuisine in an elegant setting reminiscent of traditional China. Head to Kwee Zeen for an International Buffet or a la carte and perhaps the biggest surprise awaits at the stunning Do Brasil Steakhouse, which serves delectable and authentic Brazilian flavours!
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