If you want to go to China, you’ll probably to go to see the Terracotta Warriors. It’s the greatest archeological discovery since King Tut’s tomb. Known as the ‘eternal city’, Xi’an is one of the birth places of the ancient civilizations of the Yellow River Basin and one of the four great ancient capitals of China.
Its favorable geographic location and rich cultural, economic, and political history makes Xi’an a favorite tourist destination. Surrounded by the water and hills of central China, Xi’an is literally living history. It is full of ancient monuments, historical ruins, and fascinating museums.
You won’t want to miss a moment, so settle yourself in the middle of all the action, close to all hotspots past and present, at the Shangri-La Hotel, Xi’an. Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts began in 1971 with their tranquil Singapore location. Now, with over 50 hotels throughout Asia and the Middle East, this world-class hotel group offers the highest standards to both business and leisure travelers.
The Shangri-La hotel, Xi’an embodies these cornerstone traditions by presenting luxury accommodations, personalized service, and unique personal wellness programs. And in Xi’an, the location of the Shangri-La is ideal, close to all the shopping, sightseeing, and dining of your choice.
The hotel is located at the high-tech development zone, located 37 kilometers away from the airport, which is about 20 to 25 minutes drive. It is also 40 minutes away from the Terracotta Warriors Museum. Since the hotel is located on the countryside, it is a very comfortable drive to the museum. That way, you can see a bit of the local people, their lifestyle from a closer angle.
The Eastern lifestyle places great importance on personal well-being, and the Shangri-La, Xi’an, is no exception. Here, you can heal the body, revitalize the mind, and soothe the spirit. Talk about r & r! The Shangri-La’s recreation floor offers a spacious health club with state-of-the-art exercise equipment and private yoga rooms.
The Shangri-La spa is where you can indulge in the touch of an expertly trained masseuse. This carefully planned sanctuary also includes six luxurious private spa suites for your ultimate enjoyment. Take a dip in the indoor swimming pool which is heated in the winter months, or, after a day of sightseeing, simply relax poolside and listen to the waterfall. True to its name, the Shangri-La is paradise.
For social occasions and business meetings, the Shangri-La, Xi’an hotel is fully equipped. One of the facilities that they are very proud of is their ballroom, which is the biggest in Xi’an. The ceiling height is 8.8 meter. It easily accommodates about 1,200 people in banquet style. There is also a meeting room called Xi’an Room Auditorium, which is very unique in Xi’an, as well as in the Shangri-La Hotel groups. There are only five hotels in the group that have this type of auditorium, which is perfect for presentations, for speeches, and special reports. They also a special reception room, the Shaanxi Room. It’s set up in the format used when top politicians meet with the visitors in the Chinese style.
The Shangri-La offers 386 spacious rooms and suites. You definitely want to check out the Deluxe City View rooms! Spectacular floor to ceiling windows boast breathtaking views of the eternal city. All rooms are equipped with broadband internet access, Wi-Fi, LCD TV’s, and a-phone. The bathrooms are beautiful, built with separate shower and bath compartments. And, for your convenience, they even have TV’s!
The Shangri-La also offers a selection of several different suites, all uniquely designed to suit various needs. Top of the line is the Presidential Suite which includes 24-hour butler service, LCD TV, DVD player with MP3 and an MP4 entertainment system, pillow menu, broadband Internet and Wi-Fi access, voicemail, tea/coffee-making facilities, a private bar and pantry and spacious private work desk. The spacious marble-clad bathroom has a separate rainforest shower and bathtub. Guests have access to the private Horizon Club Lounge and extensive benefits, including private check-in and check-out, complimentary buffet breakfast, all day beverages and evening cocktail, two-hour complimentary use of the Lounge Meeting Room, complimentary pressing of one suit upon arrival, free Internet access and late check-out. If that isn’t top quality accommodation, I don’t know what is!
The Shangri-La Suite has almost as much as the Presidential Suite, with its own work desk and private pantry. Then there is the Premier Suite, basically the same, just a little smaller in size. They have more, so you’ll find something sweet in the way of suite no matter what room you choose.
Once you’ve soothed and flexed those aching muscles, conducted your business, and settled into your room with a view, the Shangri-La hosts dining and entertainment you won’t want to miss.
Drink and dine to your delight at one of several celebrated bars and restaurants at the Shangri-La. The Yi Café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet style with a vast variety of foods available. It is a very popular restaurant in Xi’an, and very famous, as well. You have an excellent selection from seafood to Japanese sushi, sashimi, Chinese dim sum, a noodle counter, and, my favorite, a chocolate counter. You know my sweet tooth. At the Yi Café, all the kitchen’s a stage, with international chefs grilling, spicing, and frosting to your appetite’s delight.
If you want great Chinese food, then Shangri-La Xi’an’s signature Chinese restaurant, Tian Xi’ang Ge, serves authentic Cantonese and Chinese cuisine around. True to its name, the Tian Xi’ang Ge delights the senses with ‘heavenly fragrance.’
If you need a more secluded business or leisure dinner, Tian Xi’ang Ge also features thirteen private modern and traditional Chinese dining rooms. You can have your dim sum and do some business at the same time!
The Shangri-La, Xi’an Hotel has it all, luxury, finesse, modernity, and culture. Live in paradise, a heaven on earth, at the Shangri-La, your open door to the Eternal City.