Location: Located within the Xian City Walls on the former Imperial Palace grounds, the hotel is close to all the main famous historical sites on offer. History: This heritage building opened its doors in 1953 as the legendary Xian People's Hotel and in 2014 was completely refurbished into an ultra luxury hotel.
Service: Five-star service and experiences including the signature Sofitel MyBed as well as extra luxurious touches including pillow menu, silk robes and Hermes amenities.
A stunning hotel with harmonious architecture blending French and Sino-Russian touches, a true heritage feel exudes from the detailed exterior. Step inside and the lofty ceilings, ornate mouldings and coving, art deco influences along with state of the art technology make this an incredible hotel befitting of the name Legend. The overtone of luxury is hard to miss. Everything from the service, the detailed inlaid floors, chandeliered ceilings and air of elegance places this hotel in a league of its own. Set in ornate gardens with flowing waterfalls and incredible gazebos, entering the hotel is like entering another world, a world of pure opulence and indulgence. With 37 suites, each designed with attention to the smallest of details, the minimalist design oozes luxury and comfort, striking an almost impossible balance. The signature Italian restaurant whisks guests away to the heart of Italy, or dine in comfort and privacy with food delivered to the suites.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
Timeless elegance is the feeling that encapsulates the exquisite suites within the incredible hotel walls. All suites incorporate the familiar signature trademarks of Sofitel, starting with the essential king-size Sofitel MyBed complete and the finest 600 thread-count cotton sheets coupled with goose-down duvets. Each of the 37 suites are designed with muted soft tones with hues of white and cream set against dark wooden floors, softened with intricate oversized Chinese patterned rugs. Boasting their own living spaces at a minimum, getting grander in scale with separate dining rooms and kitchenettes available in the larger suites, all of which overlook the incredibly designed and manicured gardens.
At 640 square feet in size, the spacious Junior Suite with garden views boasts a living area, 24 hours butler service, a king size Sofitel MyBed, pillow menu, a state of the art mirror TV, Hermès amenities and silk bathrobes. The soft muted tones of this room and plush cream hued furnishings.
Spacious, minimalist, dark wooden floors and soft creamy overtones make this the most opulent of all rooms in which to stay. Set over 1,432 square feet and boasting beautiful garden views, the 5-star amenities and state of the art fit out are befitting of royalty.
The Prestige Suite is a modern, luxurious abode covering 1055 square feet with its very own living area, dining room, as well as kitchenette. Garden views, mirrored TV, 24-hour butler service, Hermès amenities and 600 thread-count cotton sheets define sheer minimalist luxury at its finest.
With the city so full of life, Sofitel offers in-house facilities and recommendations to a variety of legendary activities covering local culture, gastronomy, historical sites and art.
The largest luxury hotel business venue in the region boasting a 11,850 square foot pillarless grand ballroom which can accommodate up to 1,000 people
Equipped with everything needed to stay fit and healthy on any vacation, the Fitness Room has state of the art equipment for a great workout.
A 1,500 seat grand theater is available and features a professional multi-function stage making it an ideal venue for special events, performances or business presentations.
Guests can take advantage of 21 meeting rooms that can hold 20 to 250 people, equipped with high-tech audiovisual equipment and simultaneous interpreting facilities.
An indoor heated pool offers guests the chance to swim even on the coolest of days.
Daily Tai Chi classes are available with the beautifully landscaped gardens, learn the moves of this ancient art and delve into a unique and honored Chinese tradition.
Relax and unwind in this tastefully decorated spa with three separate treatment rooms and a dedicated Chinese foot massage room, the Spa offers up massages, treatments as well as a sauna and jacuzzi.
With so many culinary options available within the city, Sofitel offers in-room dining and their signature Italian restaurant with authentic flavors.
Serving up authentic Italian fare for lunch and dinner, be whisked away to the charm of Italy with a wood-fired pizza oven, open kitchen and an incredibly presented anti-pasti table making this an experience to savor.
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