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August 6, 2014updated Oct 23, 2015

Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xian

By Chris Boyle

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The recently opened Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xian is housed in a 71-roomand- suite heritage building that has been lovingly transformed into the first hotel in Greater China to join Sofitel’s exclusive ultra-luxe Legend collection.

It is the fifth Sofitel Legend property in the world. Features include an extensive garden setting, private health club, swimming pool and spa, authentic Italian restaurant, a rooftop Louis XIII bar, and private museum. French flair combines with Chinese traditional hospitality to create a new legend. The People’s Grand Hotel Xian has played a special role in the city’s history within 9.8 acres of landscaped gardens with 12,000 trees and 4,000 birds, a true oasis. Ideally located inside the Ming Dynasty city walls at the heart of the city, the hotel is only 15-minute walk to the Forest of Steles or to the colorful Muslim Quarter.

 

TOP SUITE: IMPERIAL SUITE

Total number of rooms in suite: Five

Number of entrances to suite: Three

Number of bathrooms: One washroom and one master bathroom feature Imperial bathtubs and separate showers

Suite style: Inspired by Chinese, French, and Sino-Russian architecture with a hint of local style.

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Key selling points: The renovation created a harmonious blend of the historic and modern elements of the hotel, and great care was taken to respect the rich heritage, most notable are the elements of fleur-de-lis moldings on the ceilings and the hotel facade. The suite incorporates familiar Sofitel features starting with the essential king-size Sofitel MyBed complete with 600-thread count finest cotton sheets and goose-down duvet. Natural fabrics, fine white Italian marble, luxurious carpet, and dark-wood accents create an understated ambiance that complements the beautifully proportioned classical architecture.

 

 

  • Number of suites in hotel: 27
  • Square footage: 2,260
  • Nightly rate: Approximately $6,000

 

General Manager Stephen Antram

319 Dong Xin Street, Xian, China

86-029-8792-8888

86-029-8792-8400

www.sofitel.com

TOP RESTAURANT AND BAR

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Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant: The hotel’s signature dining venue is an authentic Italian restaurant serving hearty, homemade Italian food for lunch and dinner prepared with freshly imported Italian and local ingredients.

Louis XIII Bar: In partnership with Remy Martin, Louis XIII serves rare Louis XIII Fortress Cognac and a variety of other special editions.

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OTHER SERVICES

Hotel Museum: The hotel has a dedicated museum, which is unique and steeped with the history of dignitaries that stayed in the hotel the last 60 years.

Dedicated Team of Butlers: Personalized service is the keynote and all guests enjoy individual butler service from the moment of arrival at the hotel.

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