Accor adds two new hotels to its Chinese stable this week with the opening of the Sofitel Xining and The Sebel Xining.
Located in the west of Xining city – capital of China’s Qinghai province – the two properties are interconnected and nearby to major government and corporate offices, a high-end shopping centre and are roughly 30 minutes from Xining Airport.
Guests arriving at the Sofitel are greeted with a 19th century-style porte-cochère at the neo-Gothic building, with lofty ceilings and hefty chandeliers extending the historical ambience once inside.
The property’s 492 guest rooms and suites offer each visitor complimentary Wi-Fi, Sofitel’s signature ‘MyBed’ and amenities by Lanvin and Hermès, along with fresh flowers and French artwork.
You’ll also find three restaurants catering to all tastes: 'Kwee Zeen' primarily features Chinese, Southeast Asian and European food; Le Chinois focusses on Chinese haute cuising and local specialties, while Nabe offers Japanese fine dining.
Add to that, Le Bar in the lobby for Champagne and fresh coffee.
In your downtime, head to the indoor swimming pool, gymnasium or take in a massage at the spa, which focusses on Oriental rejuvenating treatments.
Next door at The Sebel Xining, 197 serviced apartment offer guests fully-equipped kitchens with separate living areas, yet with easy access to the Sofitel’s restaurants.
To mark the opening, guests can book a Sofitel Luxury Room for ¥1,088 (A$225) per night or a Sebel Superior Apartment for ¥988 (A$204) including breakfast, a ¥100 (A$20.70) food and beverage credit, a welcome drink, complimentary garment pressing and shoe shine and a late check-out for stays until June 30.
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