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Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian

Xi'an, China


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Luxury Holidays At Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian

Occupying a fabulous central location within Xi'an's ancient city walls, the luxury Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian is an iconic, sensitively renovated building with Art Deco, French, Sino Russian and Chinese nuances, within walking distance of some of the city's finest attractions, including museums, the Bell and Drum Towers and the Goose Pagodas.

Formerly a state guesthouse that has welcomed dignitaries since the 1950s, the hotel's spacious guest rooms and suites are elegantly decorated in a timeless style. Each one boasts a luxurious marble bathroom, replete with Hermes toiletries, and overlooks the hotel's landscaped gardens and fountains. Personalised butler service is standard, modern technology abounds and guests can look forward to dining in the fabulous restaurant, enjoying drinks in the hotel's two bars and indulging their senses with treatments in the bijou spa, while those who wish to immerse themselves in traditional Chinese culture will be delighted to discover that Tai Chi classes are given daily in the pleasant, peaceful gardens and tea can be enjoyed in the Chinese pavilion.

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  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: An iconic, sensitively renovated hotel in the heart of Xi'an
  • Feature: All guest accommodation boasts butler service
  • Rooms: 71 rooms & suites
  • Nearest airport: Xianyang International Airport
Grand Hotel Xian Exterior
Location and transfer

Approximately 45 minutes from Xianyang International Airport by private car transfer. NB: Visas are required for China.

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City Highlights

Xi'an is a picturesque, ancient walled city more than six-hundred years old, and boasts many cultural landmarks within its vicinity, including the famous Bell Tower monument - considered to be the centre of Xi'an - Big Goose Pagoda, Drum Tower and the Terracotta Warrior Museum, which is approximatey twenty-two miles from the hotel. The Terracotta Warriors need little introduction, but were discovered by accident in 1974 by a group of peasants who were digging a well. The site of an emperor's mausoleum, the artefacts, pottery and (most famously) horses, warriors and chariots, are believed to have been created to accompany the emperor into the afterlife, protecting him from harm. Xi'an is one of the few Chinese cities that has been able to preserve its 14 kilometre-long city walls and this rare architectural wonder, dating from the Ming Dynasty period, can be discovered on foot or, more popularly, by bike.

Culture & History

Shaanxi History Museum is three miles away and showcases a million years of Chinese history within its walls, while Banpo Museum is approximately six miles away and has welcomed over two-million visitors since it opened in the 1950s. Built around the base of a six-thousand-year-old Neolithical community's village, Banpo, the museum is replete with primitive relics from the time, including kilns, huts and tombs that the villagers' used on a daily basis.

Spa & Wellness

The hotel boasts a small spa, comprising three treatment rooms, including a spacious couple's treatment room, and is exclusively for the use of hotel guests to enjoy massages. In addition, there's a traditional Chinese foot massage room. The spa's heated outdoor swimming pool allows guests to swim laps and looks out upon lush scenery through its banks of floor-to-ceiling windows. A small gym is adjacent to the swimming pool and can be seen from the pool through a wall of glass. Equipment includes stationary bikes and there is also a sauna and a Jacuzzi.

Hotel Experiences

Bicycles are available for guests to use and would be perfect for touring the city's walls, which are fourteen kilometres long, while daily Tai Chi classes - held in the hotel's beautiful landscaped gardens - offer a calming, spiritual start to the day.


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