What are the best hotels in Chengdu?

As a gateway to southwestern China and a rapidly growing tourist destination itself, Chengdu offers several luxury hotels. You can be assured of a comfortable home base from which to explore the city.

These are our recommendations:

The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu
Experience a modern interpretation of Chengdu’s ancient culture at The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu. Enjoy a blend of the Ritz-Carlton’s legendary luxury with Chengdu’s ancient teahouse hospitality for a comfortable, one-of-a-kind stay.

The hotel is family friendly, offering a Ritz children’s program to keep the little ones entertained with indoor camping, a treasure hunt and cooking classes while you relax in the Asian-inspired spa. 

The Temple House
For one of the hottest hotels in Chengdu, check into The Temple House. Featuring spacious suites, three restaurants, a speakeasy lounge, a full-service holistic spa and an in-house art gallery, The Temple House is a buzzed-about destination.

The luxury hotel melds its heritage (it sits amid a 1,000-year-old temple and buildings) with of-the-moment design (sleek, light-filled rooms with minimalist furniture) to beautiful effect.

The St. Regis Chengdu
For a stylish and sophisticated stay in the heart of the city, The St. Regis Chengdu fits the bill nicely.

With 279 rooms and 37 suites, the elegantly designed hotel features six international restaurants ranging from casual to fine dining, a large indoor pool, Iridium Spa and, of course, the St. Regis’ signature butler service.

Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu
Boasting the largest guest rooms in the city center, Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu offers contemporary design elements throughout the exquisite riverfront property.

From a fine-dining Sichuanese restaurant to festive international cuisine and even an outdoor speakeasy featuring live music and Western food, the dining options at Shangri-La can suit every taste. The Chengdu hotel also offers a 24-hour gym, an indoor pool and a spa.

Kempinski Hotel Chengdu
If you prefer a respite slightly away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then try Kempinski Hotel Chengdu.

Just 10 minutes from the city center, you’ll be steps away from the action, but just removed enough to get some peace and quiet as well. Kempinski delivers plenty of amenities, including a variety of spacious suites, four international restaurants, Green Mountain Tea House, a luxurious Jivana Spa and 24-hour limousine service.

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    What are the best things to do in Chengdu?

    Chengdu is the place to go if you love adorable pandas. The city is home to the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, one of the last wild refuges for the cuddly bear, where conservation and research efforts are made to keep the panda population growing.

    March to May is mating season, so time your visit for fall or winter, when you may see newborns in the nursery.

    Try to visit in the morning, when the pandas are most active. Feeding takes place around opening time at 8 a.m., although you’ll see them eating in the late afternoon, too. They spend most of their afternoons sleeping, particularly during the height of midsummer, when they sometimes disappear into their air-conditioned living quarters.

    There are also a number of temples, ancient sites and museums for history buffs, such as the Wenshu, Qingyang and Wuhou temples; the Tomb of Wang Jian, a ninth-century general; and the Jinsha Site Museum, home to a variety of objects unearthed from ruins of a 3,000-year-old kingdom in the province.

    Foodies will enjoy wandering through the street food carts along Jinli Snack Street, a famous spot for sampling Chengdu's delicacies. Be sure to stop in the various hotpot establishments in the area as well as the numerous ancient teahouses that can be found on almost every corner.