Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian
No.319 Dong Xin Street, Xi'an, China
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Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian Xi'an Reviews
Luxurious Mar 28, 2015
It is my second time staying at Sofitel Legend, the first one is in Hanoi, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi which is marvel and this time is Sofitel Legend People Grands Xian. Sofitel Brand has its two kinds, first is Sofitel Legend where luxury combined with the history. and Sofitel which only luxury provided which I always refer to other as "Sofitel Legend and Normal Sofitel"
Sofitel Legen People Grands Hotel Xian is the historic place because it is happned in the Communist era People's Grand Hotel, which used to house goverment officals and visiting dignitaries since 1953. The architecture is Chinese Russian, but the interiors have been tranformed very carefully by the Sofitel into a classic contemporary French style. retaining its lofty ceilings, crown mouldings and art deco features. You can arrange for them to pick you up in a very nice car and get checked in while in transit from the Xian airport to the hotel, around a 45 minute drive. As you walk in the beautiful lobby, a team of bellmen/butlers greet you and usher you into your room.
I visit Xian in spring and as I come with a VIP person, they gave each of us the Presidential Suite where you will get lost in your own room. I had to gasp when I entered the room-it was huge and breathtakingly beautiful. There was a huge living room with flat screen TV and fireplace, an office, a big dining room, a kitchen with microwave and dishwasher, a foyer, the wine room (yes, the whole wines were there), the big bedroom with a giant TV, a huge bathroom with a bathtub, rainforest shower and toilet, in addition to the toilet near the living room. Lights would turn on off automatically, and there is a hidden TV in the mirror, and a button you can push to make the glass wall to the bathroom transparent or opaque! Everything was provided: Hermes toiletries, bath salts, bathrobe and slippers, coffee, espresso, water boiler for either coffee or ramen, a fully stocked fridge!
It is the service that sets the Sofitel apart. First, when you arrived at the airport, the hotel print you the place to visit in Xian with the dinning recommendation, the weather forecast, the water (Evian!!!). At the hotel, the butler checked in at turndown service time to see if there's anything I needed, brought fruits and refreshed the towels and drew the curtains.
There are 5-6 restaurants on site, and 3 other hotels on RenMin Square other than the Legend: the "normal" Sofitel and the Grand Mercure. I loved the Japanese restaurant called Koi. In the same complex is a National Theater, a Convention Center, the huge courtyard and fountain, and a historic garden with trees planted by Chou En Lai. The Legend's own museum will tell you the history and royalty/dignitaries who have visited and stayed at this historic hotel. Renmin Square is also in the center of the city, you can easily walk and watch the changing of the guards and playing the national anthem at the government building, and watch the city and people whiz by at the speed of light.
Only thing I can say, from the location, to the room and the services, my life just legendary Magnifique!
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