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10 Best Luxury Hotels In Chengdu


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We review the best luxury hotels in Chengdu in China’s Sichuan province. If your budget allows, you should consider staying at one of the city’s best luxury hotels. These include The Temple House, The Ritz-Carlton Chengdu, Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu, and St. Regis Chengdu.

Sichuan capital Chengdu has been called the San Francisco of China. From the buzzing entertainment district to the cultural highlights, there is plenty to do. Don’t miss the Pandas during your stay in Chengdu. Most luxury hotels can arrange a private trip to the Chengdu Panda Base, one of China’s premier research facilities for breeding giant pandas.

1. The Temple House

Temple House Hotel Chengdu is a luxury boutique-style hotel in Chengdu near the Taikoo Li shopping district and within walking distance of designer stores and Chengdu’s best noodle shops and teahouses.

A bamboo-lined archway leads into the Qing Dynasty courtyard building that serves as the entrance to The Temple House. This beautifully renovated courtyard building is part of a conservation effort surrounding the 1,000 year-old Daci Temple. The old building looks particularly stunning at night, lit up and dotted with vegetation. You are stepping back in time whilst remaining in a chic and luxury environment.

In fact, all the communal rooms come alive at night, helped by the decor, which fuses traditional architectural elements with a decidedly urban mix of white stone, black timber, and other natural materials. Jing’s cocktail bar is a Jazz Age-inspired drinking den. Its luxe decor, live DJs, and inventive drinks infused with Sichuan influences set the vibe. Seating is in booths, on tall bar stools, and on the outdoor terrace.

The formal Tivano restaurant is the ideal place to enjoy Italian cuisine. It offers similar modern and vibrant designs with lots of woods, leathers, booths, and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto the central courtyard. Temple all-day bistro serves up fresh seasonal dishes on its cross-cultural menu of local favorites and Western classics. Dine-in or grab and go. Finally, the tranquil, traditional teahouse serves rejuvenating Chinese teas and a vegetarian menu of regional Sichuan cuisine in a Qing Dynasty courtyard home.

Rooms and apartments can be found in two contemporary blocks designed to evoke stepped rice terraces and local Shu embroidery. Their Asian, minimalist decor contrasts nicely with the richer and more detailed communal areas. Our favorite rooms are the courtyard suites, which open onto a private garden, as does the Mi Xun Spa, with its stunning pool lit by sculptured skylights.

2. The Ritz-Carlton Chengdu

The Ritz-Carlton Chengdu is a luxurious base from which to experience the city’s numerous attractions and the best in dining, shopping and entertainment. It also offers the best executive club lounge in Chengdu.

Perched on the site of what was once an imperial palace, The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu pays homage to the city’s rich past’s historical splendor. This 5-star hotel offers opulent accommodation and a serene spa and fine dining at Li Xuan and prime placement in Chengdu’s lively downtown district, a short distance from landmarks including Tianfu Square.

Book a Club Room located on levels 38 to 41, which feature free access to the Club Lounge for up to 2 guests. The Club Level rooms in Chengdu features impressive views of Tianfu Square in addition to spacious walk-in closets, paired washbasins, separate showers and bathtubs, and more. Ritz-Carlton Club® Suites feature 800-thread-count bedding, state-of-the-art amenities, and personal wake-up service for the ultimate Ritz-Carlton experience.

The Club Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu, is located on the 38th floor with sweeping panoramic views and features a dedicated butler and concierge staff. This exclusive suite offers global cuisine throughout the day (breakfast, light snacks, hor d’ouvres, beverages, and sweets), prepared to order at live cooking stations. Private meeting rooms are available upon request.

3. St. Regis Chengdu

St. Regis Chengdu is an elegant hotel located in the heart of the business district, steps from Tianfu Square and Chunxi Road. This hotel is also conveniently located near premier shopping malls and renowned restaurants.

This landmark luxury hotel presents epicurean dining alongside indoor and outdoor pools, The St. Regis Athletic Club, and the Iridium Spa. 277 guest rooms and 36 suites are beautifully decorated with bespoke furnishings and state-of-the-art technology. Let exclusive Laboratoire Remède bathroom amenities set the mood as you soak in your spacious tub. This luxury hotel offers unparalleled views of the city or Tianfu Square, along with the signature St. Regis Butler service, available 24 hours a day.

There is no lounge at this St. Regis, but there is a complimentary Happy Hour for Platinum Marriott Bonvoy members, and this hotel has a very nice pool area for a city hotel.

4. Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu

Towering over the Jinjiang River, the 36-story Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu offers gallery-worthy oil paintings by renowned Chinese artists in the dramatic lobby, while panoramic windows reveal the Hejiang Pavilion and gardens just beyond.

Balance your life force at CHI, The Spa, or take a dip in the tranquil pool and, afterward, dine on authentic Chinese and international food. With 593 rooms, this hotel is one of the largest in the city center, with modern furnishings and mind-boggling views. Consider a Horizon Club Level room to take advantage of the exclusive executive club lounge.

5. Grand Hyatt Chengdu

The Grand Hyatt Chengdu is a stunning hotel in Chengdu, and as you enter the lobby, you may be forgiven for thinking you have walked into a Park Hyatt rather than a Grand Hyatt. The foyer is simply stunning, with lots of muted lighting, stylish lamps, and cream sofas. If you like flower arrangements, which I do, they are utterly indulgent and enormous here. Facilities also include a decent gym with no views, a very stylish pool, an excellent spa, and restaurants and bars.

This is a great hotel to select if you are a Globalist World of Hyatt member as the upgrades tend to be fairly generous here, with lucky guests reporting on upgrades right up to a suite as well as a fruit plate welcome amenity. If you are a Globalist, you will get free club lounge access here; otherwise, you need to book a club room to gain access and exclusive privileges.

Rooms are really nice here with great views and decor that is more like a Park Hyatt than a Grand Hyatt and toiletries from June Jacobs in the bathrooms.

6. InterContinental Century City Chengdu

An exciting new landmark in the capital of Sichuan Province, the InterContinental Chengdu combines the best of all worlds. Renowned for its authentic Sichuan hospitality, the hotel features luxurious guest rooms and high-tech business facilities. Enjoy the stylish spa, where Eastern philosophies meet western techniques. Savor international dishes or Cantonese cuisine at five restaurants or relax over specialty teas and exotic cocktails.

This is not a great location for sightseeing, particularly the pandas, which are far away, but the nearby metro is fast and easy.

Book an Executive Club room and get complimentary access to the InterContinental Chengdu club lounge. InterContinental club lounges are always excellent, usually offering great views, extensive breakfast with buffet and hot a la carte dishes like eggs benedict and florentine, omelets and pancakes all made to order, afternoon tea with plates of cakes and evening complimentary alcoholic and soft drinks and canapes and nibbles.

This club lounge is no exception and is excellent and offers great food and excellent views. It’s a huge lounge, and the service is always great here. They call you by name, come by to serve you drinks, make sure your plates are cleaned, etc. The view is from the 5th floor over a pleasant space looking at the Holiday Inn Century City West.

Breakfast is an extensive buffet and of excellent quality, but there are no eggs to order. Evening food is particularly decent here with 3 Hot Food selections, cold cuts, cakes, fruit, and snacks, including biscuits and nuts, with an early evening cocktail hour.

7. Intercontinental Chengdu Global

InterContinental Chengdu Global Center is located along Tianfu Avenue, just 15km from Shuangliu International Airport, 3km from the South Train Station and Metro Line No. 1 stops right at the main entrance of the New Century Global Center.

The hotel is surrounded by the New Century Shopping Center, including a luxury IMAX theatre, luxury branded shops, and game arcades. On the Pathway leading up to the entrance of InterContinental Chengdu Global Center, visitors are greeted by a 150 meter in diameter musical water fountain.

InterContinental Chengdu Global Center features 990 luxury guest rooms and suites with elegant furniture with local design, contemporary fitting. Each guest room features spacious balconies with a panoramic view of the Ocean Park with the coastline. Apart from a 5000sqm indoor beach, a water park replete with a coastal town, fisherman’s wharf, hot springs, and a spectacular LED backdrop, the hotel is a top choice for families with children.

Book an Executive Club room and get complimentary access to the InterContinental Chengdu club lounge. InterContinental club lounges are always excellent, usually offering great views, extensive breakfast with buffet and hot a la carte dishes like eggs benedict and florentine, omelets and pancakes all made to order, afternoon tea with plates of cakes and evening complimentary alcoholic and soft drinks and canapes and nibbles.

8. JW Marriott Chengdu

JW Marriott Chengdu is gorgeous and centrally located with easy access to everywhere. The JW Marriott Hotel Chengdu brings refined style, culturally inspired cuisine, and holistic wellbeing to southwest China’s largest city square, Tianfu Square.

There is a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor swimming pool (really smart and up on a high floor), and Spa. The room, lounge, and service are much better than most JWs in North America, with an excellent breakfast in the restaurant. As a general rule, Gold Marriott Bonvoy members get upgraded top floor rooms, and Platinum members often get upgraded to a suite.

The lounge here is large and well-appointed and one of the best club lounges in Chengdu. Breakfast has a made-to-order omelet or noodle station with loads of fruits and hot items, mainly geared to the Chinese guest rather than the western. The staff here are excellent. Happy hour offers plenty of food along with the noodle station, with spirits, wine and beer are decent.

Many guests describe this hotel as “one of the best Marriott experiences” they have had.

9. Fairmont Chengdu

Fairmont Chengdu is another good option for a luxury hotel with a club lounge. Book a Fairmont Gold Room located on the 28th to 31st floors of the hotel which are a spacious 45-50m².

Admire views of the surrounding city from your Fairmont Gold Club Lounge located on the hotel’s upper floors. This room provides exclusive access to the Fairmont Gold Lounge, a hotel within a hotel, to enjoy additional complimentary privileges, including high tea, cocktails, a meeting room, and more Fairmont Gold Privileges.

Complete with elegant decor, a sleek and spacious marble bathroom, chic walk-in closet, touch panel controlled toilet, and rainforest shower, guests can enjoy all the comforts of restful sleep.

10. Hilton Chengdu

The Hilton Chengdu also has a club lounge and is a great choice if you are a Hilton Honors member. As a Diamond member, this hotel is generous with upgrades, and you may get upgraded to a suite.

Executive lounge access rooms are on high floors and include a club lounge for breakfast and refreshments. These 40 sq. m. rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows. As they are located on the hotel’s top floors, you’ll enjoy sweeping city views of Chengdu.

The club lounge includes complimentary breakfasts and evening happy hours on the 37th floor, along with coffees, teas, and assorted juices throughout the day. Stay connected with Wi-Fi access or catch up on work at the comfortable desk. The Executive Lounge is perfect here with excellent staff.

Pamper yourself in the marble bathroom with a walk-in rain shower, separate soaking tub, and separate powder room with vanity, and rest easy in the king-sized Hilton Serenity Bed with a choice of pillows.

Enjoy complimentary access to Chengdu’s highest indoor swimming pool on the 39th floor and fitness center. Special touches in the room include an espresso machine in the room and Bluetooth-connected stereo system.

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