Starwood’s The Luxury Collection now calls Nanjing home with the opening of ‘The Grand Mansion’ hotel in the Chinese provincial capital.
Offering 158 guestrooms and 16 suites on the historic Chanjiang Road, guests are steps away from the iconic Presidential Palace and are right next door to the Oriental Metropolitan Museum on the archeological site of the Jiankang Palace.
The local history is also reflected in the hotel’s design, which draws inspiration from the city’s rein as the nation’s capital, to evoke a ‘residential feel’ of a private noble home, with an extensive art and literature collection, hand-crafted textiles and opulent chinaware.
Guests can too enjoy local teas in the Xi Lounge, dine at the traditionally-styled Xuan Ling Ge Chinese restaurant or can enjoy something more international at The Atrium: an all-day dining restaurant.
Travellers on business can meet in one of seven meeting rooms before retreating to the indoor heated pool and spa, or can sneak in a workout at the on-site fitness centre.
Concierge staff are also proud ‘Les Clefs d’Or’ members who can use their vast network of connections to secure things like reservations at booked-out restaurants and tickets to sold-out shows for hotel guests.
The Nanjing property marks The Luxury Collection’s seventh hotel in China following locations in Shanghai, Tianjin, Sanya, Hengshan, Dalian and Hangzhou, where members of Starwood Preferred Guest can earn and redeem Starpoints.
Qantas partner China Eastern flies non-stop from Sydney to Nanjing on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
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