A sophisticated, chic address in Chengdu
230 Rooms / 11 Suites
One of the newest additions to the Chengdu luxury hotel scene, Niccolo Chengdu has an enviable location at the International Finance Square. The IFS is the heart of Chengdu’s financial and luxury shopping district, and is the city’s most fashionable address.
But it’s not just the location that sets this hotel apart from other luxury properties in Chengdu. You will also see it in the chic, understated but thoroughly luxurious rooms with oversized windows to let in plenty of natural light. They come with top-of-the-line amenities, like Apple gadgets.
The dining venues also deliver. Choose from international cuisine (everything from handmade pasta to fresh sashimi) at Niccolo Kitchen, or Cantonese, Sichuan and Huaiyang dishes at Yue Hin. If you prefer a drink, one lounge serves tea and another cocktails.
When you need to relax, retreat to the 20-meter indoor pool or dry saunas on the sixth floor.
Our Inspector’s Highlights
● One of the most notable characteristics of this luxury hotel is the incorporation of creative artwork throughout the property. The most notable is Zhang Xiang Ming’s Beijing Girl, whose deep, soulful eyes greet you each time you walk through the lobby.
● Afternoon tea service at The Tea Lounge is a standout. Set underneath a magical art installation and surrounded by glass walls, the lounge offers a lovely setting to enjoy an herbal brew. The in-house tea sommelier can help you select a blend.
● The 24-hour fitness facility affords unparalleled views of Chengdu from your treadmill while the intimate lap pool provides a respite from the harried pace of Chinese life.
● Don’t worry about navigating in a foreign city — the hotel can arrange private transportation to all of Chengdu’s nearby attractions.
● Chengdu is known for peppery cuisine. Taste the Sichuan influence not only at the property’s Chinese restaurant Yue Hin and Niccolo Kitchen, but also in some spicy cocktails at the hotel bar.
Things to Know
● Located at IFC, Niccolo Chengdu is centrally located so it is easy to explore the city. The luxury hotel is just above the Chengdu subway, which is not as difficult to maneuver as you might think and saves time sitting in traffic.
● Both afternoon tea in The Tea Lounge and Sunday brunch at Niccolo Kitchen are popular with guests and locals alike. Be prepared and reserve a table before you arrive.
● One of the most popular spots in the Chengdu shopping district has to be the giant panda sculpture scaling one of the buildings, with his legs dangling off the side. To get your giant panda selfie, head up to the outdoor garden area that is nestled between the IFS mall and the hotel.
● The rooms at Niccolo Chengdu exude contemporary elegance, with natural light and subtle earth tones.
● Each room gives you unique city views, with some offering an interesting vantage point over Taikoo Li Sanlitun, a shopping district built around an old Chinese temple.
● All accommodations come with a yoga mat for the active traveler and a giant soaking tub for those who seek a little more tranquility.
● Automated blackout curtains and 500-thread-count linen sheets ensure a good night’s sleep.
● Rooms come equipped with iPad Minis (suites have full-sized iPads), Nespresso coffee machines and complimentary Wi-Fi.
● Just outside Niccolo Chengdu is the shopping haven of Taikoo Li Sanlitun, built around the ancient Daci Temple.
● There are several ways to see the province’s famous pandas, with the closest option being only minutes outside of Chengdu. For a splurge, try the Dujiangyan Panda Base, about 90 minutes outside the city, to get up close and personal with the adorable bears.
● Wander Jin Li, an ancient pedestrian street, for some souvenir shopping and fabulous street food. When the alleyway splits, head to the left for the best food options. Try the dumplings shaped like panda bears or the pineapple sticky rice.
● To get a truly local dining experience, book a Chengdu food tour with Lost Plate. It will arrange a private tuk tuk tour, with some one-of-a-kind eating experiences.
● The famous Leshan Giant Buddha is a two-hour ride from Chengdu, but well worth the day trip. The Buddha stands more than 220 feet high and is carved out of the mountainside. Niccolo Chengdu can arrange transport and even pack a tasty luxury lunch for the visit.