Chengdu is renowned for being home to China’s world-famous Sichuan cuisine — characterised by its bold flavours from the liberal use of garlic and chili peppers and the unique flavour of Sichuan pepper. In recent years, however, the capital of the Sichuan province is flourishing in other ways, boasting growth in all areas such as its arts scene and real estate.

The city’s hospitality industry is booming, too, with more luxury hotel brands and property developers investing in the capital. Recent openings the past two years include intimate properties from smaller collectives such as the Temple House, to legacy brands like St Regis and Grand Hyatt.

If you’re planning a trip to China, skip the popular cities and head to Chengdu instead. Scroll down for the best luxury hotels in the beautiful city.

 

 

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Waldorf Astoria Chengdu

Waldorf Astoria soars 52 stories high above the Chengdu Hi-Tech Zone. True to the brand’s identity, the hotel blends classic elegance and modern grandeur with inspirational environments and technological advances. Each guest room comes with a floor-to-ceiling window looking out to the city’s skyline. The 289-key luxury hotel is perfect for business travellers, offering a range of sophisticated dining options and meeting facilities.

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The Temple House

The Temple House in Chengdu is part of Swire Hotels’ design-led spin off, the House Collective. Guests enter through a restored century-old building with a tree-shaded courtyard and stay in rooms and apartments in two glass skyscrapers designed to evoke stepped rice terraces and local Shu embroidery. The Temple House contains 142 rooms, suites and residences, and incorporate brick and bronze structures inspired by the region’s traditional woven handicrafts. Additionally, it is also home to a tranquil teahouse and mindful spa treatments which help you unwind in true Sichuan style.

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Fairmont Chengdu

Fairmont Chengdu is ideally situated in the heart of Tianfu New Area and Chengdu Hi-tech Zone, adjacent to the Century City New International Convention and Exhibition Center and Tianfu Software Park. The hotel is located just a 20-minute drive from the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, and is conveniently connected above the Century City metro station near the city’s emerging shopping and entertainment district. Fairmont Chengdu’s 336 spacious and beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites combine contemporary elegance with elements of traditional Chengdu design, offering a culturally-steeped stay in the capital.

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Kempinski Hotel Chengdu

Located in the Wuhou District, Kempinski Hotel Chengdu is a 10-minute drive from Chengdu International Airport. The hotel allows business travellers to stay in comfort, with 471 plush rooms along with a fully-equipped business centre with internet access, and extensive conference and banqueting facilities. Dining is available at three different establishments offering a wide range from German and European delicacies, to traditional Sichuan cuisine.

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Grand Hyatt Chengdu

Grand Hyatt Chengdu is the first Hyatt hotel in Sichuan, featuring 390 modern guest rooms, 7 unique restaurants and bars, and a business space of more than 3,000 square metres. The hotel is located in Chicony Square in the Chunxi Road, the most fashionable and vibrant commercial area in the heart of the city. The lavishly appointed residential-style guest rooms range from the double-height Atrium Deluxe Room, to the elegant Grand Room. All rooms are flanked with floor-to-ceiling picture windows which overlooks downtown Chengdu.

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Chengdu Diaoyutai Boutique Hotel

Diaoyutai Boutique Hotel is a gorgeous property hidden in the historically preserved Kuan Zhai Alley. The hotel is home to three restaurants offering cuisine that is a result of 800 years of innovation and development, starting from the days of the ancient imperial court, leading up to today’s culinary technology. Additionally, the Diaoyutai Club is the perfect venue for business entertainment, team-building activities, private parties and cocktail receptions.

Dewi Nurjuwita
Senior Writer
Dewi Nurjuwita is a travel and design writer who can be found exploring the streets of foreign cities with passport in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.