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With a seemingly endless array of hotels to choose from, and with new ones springing up all the time, it can be hard work to find a decent room in the more popular tourist destinations of China such as Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai. The following will give you some general information on some of the best hotels in these three cities.
After the 2008 Olympics, Beijing went on a hotel-building frenzy and many new hotels spring up overnight. But many tourists still choose to book with older hotels because of their optimal location near famous attractions or shopping areas.
The Ritz-Carlton Financial Street is one of them. It is located in the center of Beijing and close to many scenic spots like Tienanmen Square, Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven. It is about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from Tienanmen Square, almost 1 mile (1.4 kilometers) from Xidan shopping area, 1 mile (1.5 kilometers) from Beijing West Railway Station and 20 miles (31.9 kilometers) from Beijing Capital International Airport.
Anman hotel is located in Summer Palace and rooms in the hotel were once inhabited by descendants of emperors of the Qing Dynasty. The secluded compound is the part of Summer Palace. With quaint Qing-styled decoration, the hotel attracts a number of foreign visitors to stay, but the price of a room is also very high.
Many hotels in Shanghai are situated on the Bund. The Peninsula Hotel, based on the design of a 1920s merchant’s home, is the city’s best hotel that boasts wonderful views of both the Bund and the Skyscraper-filled skyline of Pudong on the opposite side of the Huangpu River. The rooms of the hotel are designed with such elegance that you hardly notice the plasma-screen TV and espresso machines.
The Waldorf Astoria is another hotel locating at the center of the Bund. It is also an excellent location to explore the Bund and surrounding areas. As the luxury brand of Hilton Worldwide, the Waldorf Astoria features an excellent dinning environment, extensive banquet facilities, an indoor heated swimming poor, luxury spa, and more. Here you can enjoy the vistas of the Shanghai skyline.
As an ancient city of China and center of four ancient capitals in the world, Xian houses many historical relics and sites such as Terracotta Army, Bell and Drum Towers, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, etc. The city is a famous and must-see tourist destination in China. As tourism grows in Xian, many famous branded hotels were built to accommodate visitors.
From the review and experience of Chinatour.com’ experts, the Shangri-la Hotel is highly recommended to visitors. Located in the Hi-Tech Development Zone of Xian, it provides rooms ranging from deluxe suites to standard rooms. From here, visitors can enjoy the authentic local noodles and delicious cuisine.