Now Open: Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xian

French hospitality group Accor has brought its Sofitel Legend brand to China, with the opening of a property in Xian steeped in history.


The Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xi’an occupies a grandiose heritage building that was originally a state-run hotel for visiting Chinese leaders and foreign dignitaries, with former Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, French President Francois Mitterrand and US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger amongst the distinguished guest list.


71 luxurious guestrooms and suites have been meticulously restored to offer an elegant and grand experience for guests. Featuring the brand’s signature bedding, marble bathrooms and modern in-room technology, the accommodations are designed for the discerning traveller whilst retaining a touch of nostalgia from the property’s glamour days.


Within the 40,000 square meters of landscaped gardens in Xian’s Renmin Square, guests and locals can indulge in authentic Italian and international cuisines at Dolce Vita, while afternoon tea is served at 1953, the hotel’s lobby bar. For a more discreet encounter, the LOUIS XIII bar on the top floor offers a wide selection of premium liquors, fine wines and cocktails.


The Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xian’s convention center is one of the largest in the region and includes a 1,100-square meter pillarless grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests for a cocktail reception. 21 meeting rooms can host groups ranging from 20 to 250 people and a 1,500-seat grand theater is a perfect venue for special events and artistic performances. When it is time to relax, the Touch Spa presents a menu of soothing massages and treatments, while the state-of-the-art fitness center and heated indoor swimming pool cater to active guests.


There are now 7 Sofitel Legend hotels found on 4 continents around the world. Boasting a unique history each, the properties include the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena, Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor and the Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses.


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