When you travel overseas, you must know and understand the culture. When we checked into the JinJiang hotel on October 11, the room was stifling hot. Outside was hot and humid and the room was miserable. We asked someone to come and turn on our air conditioning. They sent someone who spoke no English so it took awhile for us to find out that air conditioning is turned off the first of October. When the hotel amenities say 'air-conditioned public areas' that is a tip that the room might be hot. Luckily the windows opened and it cooled down at night but if you are going to be in the room during the day, it was pretty miserable. The location was excellent if you want to shop at Madison Avenue shops. Also, it is close to the river so there is an opportunity for a river stroll. Breakfast was wonderful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the downtown area of Chengdu, Jinjiang Hotel has become the symbolic building of Chengdu with its long history, peculiar architectural style and irreplaceable importance. The patronage by world celebrities and business tycoons added much more to its dignity and honor.Decades-Old history 1958 witnessed the ground-breaking ceremony of Jinjiang Hotel. Marshal Zhu De and Marshal Chen Yi assigned personally the name“Jinjiang” to the hotel when it was completed in 1960.The name “Jinjiang” has three meanings: first, the hotel is near Jinjiang River; Second, Chengdu has been known as Jin City or Jin Guan city since ancient times; third, the character Jin in Chinese has a meaning of Prosperity, it implies people’s expectation that the hotel will have a prosperous future like new china. “The name of Jinjiang Hotel is the right word, very Suggestive.” said late Premier Zhou Enlai when he visited the Hotel in 1964. Height of Honor Honored as the first five-star business and tourist hotel in southwest China in 1995,Jinjiang hotel become the first hotel of Les Clefs d’ Or (Golden Keys)—a jack –of –all-trades with hotel services in Southwest China in 1998 by joining the International Les Clefs d’Or Organization. Jinjiang Hotel was conferred the most prestigious Five Star Diamond Award by AAHS in 1999. Superb Location Occupying an area of over 50,000m2,Jinjiang Hotel enjoys unique geographical advantages and is only 1 km from Tianfu Square, 17 km from Shuangliu International Airport and 5 km from Chengdu Railway Station. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jinjiang Hotel Chengdu