|Photo credits to Grand Dorsett Chengdu, China|
My stay at Chengdu was not good. It was fantastic! I recently went to Sichuan for a 5-day trip and was very lucky to have my accommodation arranged by Dorsett Grand Chengdu. The 5-starred hotel provided not only comfort and luxury but also a hotel experience that I will never forget. Dorsett Grand Chengdu opened my eyes to the finer side of China that left me with nothing but satisfaction.
An experiential stay like no other at Dorsett Grand Chengdu, China
Dorsett Grand Chengdu was brimming with hospitality from the moment I stepped out of the arrival hall to the time stepped back into the airport. When I reached panda land, I was greeted by the porters of the hotel who tagged my luggage with my room number and delivered it straight to my room. Dorsett Grand Chengdu thoughtfully pre-checked in for us as it was approaching midnight. Keys were given to us so that we could proceed to rest immediately when we reached the hotel. We travelled 45 minutes on the road with the luxury of wifi in our transport to contact home.
|A cordial welcome from the staff of Dorsett Grand Chengdu|
We were given a cordial welcome by the staff of Dorsett Grand Chengdu the moment we arrived. As I stepped into the hotel, I took a breath of the classy ambiance. The lobby sparkled with chandeliers swathed in soft lighting. Dorsett Grand Chengdu hosted some international celebrities namely the Backstreet Boys and Fahrenheit.
|The luxurious interior of Deluxe King Room|
|The luscious bathroom|
I was ushered to my Deluxe King Room. Dorsett Grand Chengdu holds 556 guests rooms and suites. I immediately noticed the spaciousness of the room which relieved half the travel exhaustion. The sight of the foot-thick king-sized mattress with crisp white sheets and plush pillows was irresistible. The interior of the hotel is of the East meets West fashion where Chinese motives charms up the modern design. Each room includes free wifi, a panoramic view of the city, iPod dock, a safe and coffee/ tea making facilities. I unwound under the rain shower. The bathroom with a bathtub overlooking Chengdu’s skyline was luscious. Every room features a bay window that offers a panoramic view of the city and allows natural sunlight during the day. Orange is my favourite scent and to my delight the environmental friendly line of toiletries smelled sweet of the citrus fruit.
|Tea making facilities in each room|
|Room service at its best|
All the travel made my tummy growl. There was a convenient store and some food stalls down the road. But not wanting to depart with my luxurious room, I decided to order room service which was provided with great customer care. Being in foreign land, it is always comforting to know that your needs are priority. I fed myself and sunk my head in the pillows and was fast asleep.
|Welcoming waiters at Yue Rong Cafe, Dorsett Grand Chengdu|
Morning came too soon. But, it is always worth it to wake up to a hearty breakfast. The breakfast buffet was at Yue Rong Cafe at level 2. We were spoilt with a wide selection of local and international food. My favourite were their crispy waffles and yummy paus with fillings, accompanied with warm soya milk. Waiters were very friendly and ready on their toes to serve. Yue Rong Cafe also serves lunch and dinner buffet. I had the opportunity to try the local favourite hand-pulled noodles in duck soup, the spicy Sichuan Dan Dan noodles and shredded noodles all freshly made right in front of my eyes.
|Yue Rong Cafe, Dorsett Grand Chengdu|
|The breakfast spread at Yue Rong Cafe|
|Breakfast for the local and international appetites|
|Hand-pulled noodles by sifu at Yue Rong Cafe|
|Spicy Dan Dan noodles|
|Shredded noodles for lunch|
|The perfect Chinese fine dining experience at Fu Yue Xuan Restaurant (Photo credits to Dorsett Grand Chengdu)|
If you are searching for fine Chinese dining, Dorsett Grand Chengdu will not fail to impress you. The Fu Yue Xuan Chinese Restaurant at level 6 is the perfect choice for both business and family dining. They offer the finest of Tan Fu, Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine that can satisfy local and international appetites. The artistically embellished dishes tasted as good as they look if not better. The prestigious restaurant is not only comfortable but exudes elegance and style that enhanced the dining experience.
|Hand-painted piano at the lobby lounge|
|The 24-hour gym for workout satisfaction|
I will always remember the hand-painted piano at the lounge which I used to admire while waiting for my friends at the lobby. It is a great place to catch up with friends over a drink or a slice of cake. There is also the self-service gym that is accessible with the room key which makes it open 24 hours. The fairly complete range of equipment allowed me to shed off the extra weight gained during the trip at any time of the day without compromise.
|Dorsett Grand Chengdu Pillar-less ballroom|
I had the opportunity to look at the meeting and banquet facilities which can cater for small meetings to large conferences. There is a graceful ballroom that is pilarless- perfect for wedding fengshui. For locals who are searching for a place to hold their once-in-a-lifetime event, the Dorsett Grand Chengdu has an exclusive bridal dressing room furnished with sofas, restroom and vanity dressing tables that allows a cozy changing space for the bride and bridesmaids. Mah-jong rooms are also available to those who fancy a game or two or to make it an activity during their event.
Where is Dorsett Grand Chengdu ?
The Dorsett Grand Chengdu is situated atop metro lines 1 (Luomashi Station) and 4 offering convenience in both business and leisure. I made more time for shopping as the Chunxi Street was just a 15-minute walk away from the hotel. Good news to those who do not mind walking to beat the traffic, the Climbing Panda at the IFS shopping mall is also just a few streets away. Kuanzai Alley for more shopping is just a straight road ahead from the hotel. The hotel provided concierge and limo services as well as tourist maps and pamphlets to facilitate my travel.
After my fourth night at the Dorsett Grand Chengdu, I had to leave Chengdu with a heavy heart. The top-notch hospitality from the hotel really made my stay at home away from home. I would like to thank the staffs of Dorsett Grand Chengdu for their ever-present smiles and warm service which will be imprinted in me till my next visit to Chengdu.
Do make your booking now at Dorsett Grand Chengdu and enjoy an amazing holiday at Chengdu !
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