16 Day Best of China & Hong Kong (2010)

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Marriott Beijing City WallChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
 
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This stunning landmark hotel in the center of Beijing is the largest Marriott Hotel outside the U.S. with 1312 rooms that are elegantly decorated, featuring the Marriott's trademark "New Bedding".

All rooms are luxuriously appointed with amenities that ensure a comfortable stay and equipped with 37" LCD TV, safe, IDD, high-speed Internet access and a spacious work desk, and bathroom with separate bathtubs & standing shower. Its spacious room size is 460 square feet on average.

Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall features 7 distinctive restaurants, bars and entertainment venues full of gastronomic delights. The hotel's various facilities and services including Quan SPA, a fitness center, an indoor-heated swimming pool, 24-hour room service, laundry, high-end shops, gold key service, private chamberlain and a stay to remember.

The hotel is only 10 minutes walk to the Tiananmen Square and the Silk Alley.
Pullman Shanghai Skyway HotelChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
 
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A perfect deluxe hotel near Shanghai 2010 World Expo venues! Pullman Skyway Shanghai is about 130 yards from the metro from where you have easy and convenience access to the World Expo venues.

The 52 story (680 feet) tower of the Pullman Shanghai Skyway Hotel is one of the new landmarks of modern Shanghai, and is, by far, the second highest hotel in Shanghai, only second to the famed Jinmao Tower, which is the highest hotel in East Asia. The building cost of this amazing property is USD$235 million.

Conveniently located in the affluent Luwan District and in the popular Xu Jia Hui shopping & commercial area, the hotel is ideal for China Spree travelers to explore Shanghai's various sites.

This new hotel features 654 spacious and lavishly decorated rooms. All rooms are equipped with individually-controlled air-conditioning, cable TV, mini-bar, complimentary tea and coffee, electronic lock and IDD telephone. The en suite bathroom is well-stocked with toiletries and a hairdryer.

A hearty international buffet breakfast awaits you every morning at Zaffrann Restaurant on the hotel's 49th-floor, where you enjoy a stunning view of the Huang Pu River in the east, the famous Xu Jia Hui shopping area in the west, and the popular Xin Tian Di and Nanjing Road shopping street in the north.

Visit hotel website at Pullman Shanghai Skyway Hotel. The hotel is currently managed by the French Pullman Hotels & Resorts.
Royal Plaza Hotel Hong KongChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
 
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Hong Kong is known as the City of Life where excitement awaits every turn. Royal Plaza Hotel is located in Mongkok, the heart of Kowloon, which is a vivid area full of exotic experience of Hong Kong. The hotel is surrounded by numerous tourist attractions and entertainment venues that will fascinate even the most sophisticated visitors. For a unique Hong Kong experience in a dynamic location, we choose Royal Plaza Hotel.

Nearby are tons of shopping malls, local souvenir stores, restaurants and local tourist attractions. The hotel is connected to the Grand Century Place - a seven-story mall consists of a diverse mix of retailers, restaurants, cinemas and Children's playground. Outside hotel is the famed Nathen Road, Hong Kong's major tourist area. Five-minute walk from the hotel is Fa Yuen Street, where over a hundred stalls and shops selling a great variety of inexpensive fashion, accessories and toys. A few minutes walk from your hotel is the well-known Temple Street, one of Hong Kong's most famous night markets which is perfect for bargain-hunters. Stalls are set up at dusk selling clothes, electrics appliances, watches and other interesting items including knock-offs. Street performances, fortune tellers and food stalls attract many local residents as well as tourists. Another highlight nearby is the "Flower Market"; it is the city's most fragrant avenue where blossom from around the world line the stalls and shops.

Royal Plaza is conveniently attached to the railway link to Mainland China, as well as Hong Kong's other major transport modes, providing an unparallel advantage for both business and leisure travelers. A host of cultural attractions and one of the city's landmark shopping complexes are also found next door, making this the ideal place to begin your discovery of the unique vitality and dynamism of Hong Kong.

Owned and managed by Sun Hung Kai Property Limited, one of the largest land developers in Hong Kong, Royal Plaza Hotel is a paragon of taste and value. The hotel evokes the image of a castle-within-a-city, and offers generous servings of space throughout. Its interiors are a charming blend of the classical and the contemporary with a wide range of facilities which is equally appealing. Underlining all the luxury and the flair is a warm, welcoming philosophy of service. All of these features constitute an extraordinary brand of hospitality that ensures you will take home only fond memories of your visit.

In a land renowned for its cuisine, Royal Plaza Hotel's food and beverage offerings are a star attraction. The Chinese Restaurant, with versatile private rooms, is a top-of-the-line outlet that specializes in Cantonese and Shanghainese fare and an ideal venue for a large show kitchen and a relaxed dining area. La Fontana offers you a cozy space to unwind over drinks and hors d'oeuvres while enjoying live lounge music. Each outlet is a sterling showcase of talent and ambience.

Recreational facilities of Royal Plaza Hotel are most inviting. The 40-metre, outdoor Roman pool with seasonal heating and underwater music represents the quintessence of luxury, while the aromatherapy massage in the Vitalia Corner spell pure indulgence. For more active pursuits, the hotel's Definition Health Club comes complete with a gymnasium, aerobics room, solarium, Jacuzzi, sauna and steambath. Whether you are into fitness training, swimming, or simply lazing in the sun, Royal Plaza Hotel provides for your total well-being.

Garden Hotel SuzhouChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
 
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The Garden Hotel Suzhou was originally built in early 1900s as the private villa of Chiang Kai-shek, the president of Republic of China (1928-1949). After the Communist government came to power in 1949, the hotel became the national guesthouse to accommodate Communist leaders and foreign diplomats. Over the next 50 years, it accommodated over 100 party and state leaders as well as leaders of foreign countries such as U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger, UK and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, among others.

The Garden Hotel Suzhou underwent extensive renovations in 2005 and reopened in 2007 as a deluxe boutique hotel. It is centrally located in the heart of the "Old Suzhou", with "Surging Waves Pavilion Garden" to the west, the "Master of Net Garden" to the east, and the shopping street to the north. As the only garden and villa-style hotel in Suzhou, it occupies an area of 10 acres with 235 rooms elegantly decorated with modern facilities combined with the delicate oriental touch.

This boutique hotel featuring deluxe rooms, beautifully set in a classic Chinese garden, was carefully selected by China Spree to match the historical and cultural essence of the city.
Xian Grand Noble HotelChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
 
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Remodeled in 2009, Xian Grand Noble Hotel features prime location in the heart of the historical Xian. The hotel is ideally situated on one of Xian's most prosperous commercial street, close to many of the city's historical sites including the Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Great Mosque, Shaanxi History Museum & the Forest of Steles stone library. It makes a major difference compared to all other hotels in terms of unbeatable location, and is very convenient for China Spree travelers to explore this historical city in the evening.

The hotel's 428 elegantly designed air-conditioned rooms are equipped with High-speed Internet, private bath, cable and satellite TV, in-time safe, refrigerator and mini bar etc.

This hotel has a western style bakery offering burgers and yogurt.

The hotel features Free high speed internet access in hotel room, and Free Wi-Fi in lobby.
Guilin Bravo Hotel China Trips - 4 Star hotel
 
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Superbly situated in the heart of Guilin and overlooking the Banyan Lake, Guilin Bravo Hotel commands picturesque views in the scenic Guilin.

This hotel is ideally located in center of Guilin with easy access to all major scenic spots in the city. The hotel is landscaped in pavilions, rockeries, willow and peach trees as well as osmanthus for which the city is named. At dusk, Banyan Lake is fringed in color lights, making it the ideal place for a romantic stroll.

This hotel features 329 rooms, well appointed and equipped with High-speed Internet, private bath, cable and satellite TV, in-time safe, refrigerator and mini bar etc.

The hotel's Lijiang Restaurant is known for its Guilin rice noodles. Palatable Cantonese cuisine and spicy Sichuan fare are also available at Qixingting Restaurant. The Qinyuan Cafe serves Western and Asian dishes.

Walk along the river, view the bustling local night life, and enjoy a breathtaking view of the night Guilin - all these make Guilin Bravo Hotel a perfect stay at China's most famed scenic beauty.

As a matter of fact, Bravo is the best 4-star hotel in Guilin, which is even better than some of Guilin's so-called 5-star hotels.

The hotel features Free high speed internet access in hotel room, and Free Wi-Fi in lobby and bar.
Chengdu Yinhe Dynasty HotelChina Trips - 4 Star hotel
 
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Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province, is the largest city, cultural and business center, and transportation hub of southwest China. The Yinhe Dynasty Hotel was Chengdu's first deluxe international hotel and is conveniently located in heart of Chengdu's bustling commercial and recreational area.

The hotel is managed by Inter-continental Group and was renovated in 2004; its 354 spacious rooms are well-appointed and equipped with air condition, private bath, refrigerator, satellite TV and In-house movie channel, broadband internet access, IDD (International Direct Dial), mini-bar, etc.

The hotel restaurants serve popular local specialties and various international cuisines. Chengdu is the origin of the famed Chinese Sichuan Spicy food and the Crystal House offers the most authentic Sichuan cuisine and hot pot. Seasons Cantonese Restaurant specializes in the much milder Cantonese food and seafood. Trium Cocktail Lounge and Le Cafe have a variety of western cuisines available.

The hotel's amenities include a gym, a swimming pool, fitness center, saunas/steam bath, bowling alley and billiards room and a massage center with Chinese foot massage, traditional Chinese and Tai style massage.
Trip Summary
 
Day 1
Depart USA
Day 2
Beijing
Day 3
Beijing
Day 4
Beijing
Day 5
Xian
Day 6
Xian - Chengdu
Day 7
Chengdu
Day 8
Hong Kong
Day 9
Hong Kong
Day 10
Guilin
Day 11
Guilin
Day 12
Suzhou
Day 13
Shanghai
Day 14
Shanghai
Day 15
Shanghai
Day 16
Fly home