Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu

Introduction: The short scenic drive from the airport lingers on your mind. Chengdu’s beautiful rivers, bridges, trees and flowers are a visual feast. History resonates in this city, where the ancient Southern Silk Road began.

Well-groomed executive Business Lounge
When you enter the opulent lobby of Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu, warm greetings accompany you. The hotel has been showcasing the rich artistic culture of Chengdu since its opening by featuring nine famous contemporary artists from Sichuan. You will be ushered into a journey of China contemporary art.

Up in your room, the setting is modern and the space generous. You appreciate why you picked the hotel with the largest rooms in the city centre. Luxurious comforts are just at your fingertips.

As you explore the city, you chat with locals over leisurely cups of tea. They remind you that this is the birthplace of tea drinking and the tea trade. Your serene experience continues back at the hotel, with a restorative treatment at the CHI, The Spa.

Later in the evening, an exquisite brocade suit, a Chengdu speciality, is perfect for your dinner at Shangri-La’s signature restaurant, Shang Palace. Your day is complete with the bold flavours of Sichuan, coupled with Cantonese favourites. From where you sit, the spectacular views of the Jinjiang River enhance your dining pleasure.

The enchantment is timeless. Welcome to Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu.

Above information is how the hotel presents itself on their website.

Below is my experience based on a one-night stay at the property.

What I loved: The food. Surprised me a lot and wonderful after horrible food in Tibet and North Korea.

What about the food: The Australian chef Peter Trewenack makes a big difference for this hotel. I am often disappointed with the food in Chinese luxury hotels, but Trewenack has taken both the breakfast and dinner buffet to a really high level. Loved it.

What about the service: Professional service in a well-run hotel. Front desk staff very helpful and fast. Especially when I realized my flight was cancelled and had to leave for the airport immediately.

What about the rooms:Typical Shangri-La and with all the business traveller needs. I don’t like the bathroom products found at most Shangri-La, but this one had L’Occitane which was a nice surprise. Separate rain shower and a beautiful city view made the impression of the room even better.

Number of rooms: 593.


Type of property: City hotel.

Location: Chengdu, China.

Facilities: Spa, gym, swimming pool, tennis court and business/meeting facilities.

Complimentary internet: Yes, one of Shangri-La’s signatures I really like.

My overall impression: Great experience.