Luxury with Legacy
Luxury with Legacy

Sofitel Legend Xian, China

China
China is forever linked to its ancient civilization, friendly people, and many of the world’s most revered treasures, such as The Great Wall, Terra-Cotta Warriors & Horses and the Yangtze River. Over 5,000 years of fascinating history endows China with a profound culture, which penetrates in every aspect in the lives of the local people. Some of the cultural heritage like the Chinese food, martial arts, traditional medicine and craftworks raise an aspiration and pursuit worldwide.

Xi’an
The world-renowned ancient capital of Shaanxi Province, Xi’an is located in the heart of the Guanzhong Basin, with the Weihe river running along the northern border of the city. More than 270 palaces and temples were built, such as the “Three Han Palaces” in the Han dynasty, namely Changle, Weiyang, Jianzhang Palaces, and numerous other palaces and watch towers. The most wellknown amongst these is the Tomb of Emperor Qin Shihuang, with the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Xi’an is also the starting point of the ancient Silk Road.

Location
Located on the former Imperial Palace grounds and within Xian’s Ancient City Walls.

Country
China

Region:
Asia

Nearest City
Xi’an

By Air
Direct flight from major cities in China (approx. 2 – 3 hrs). Followed by a 25 mins drive.

Recommended Stay
3 nights

Recommended add-ons
Beijing, Shanghai

Best time to visit
Autumn from September – October; Spring from late April – early May; Summer from late May – August with temperatures between 25°c – 30°c and winter from November – early March with temperatures going down to minus degress. Recommended time to travel is late March – September when the weather is quite pleasant.

Dolce Vita
Legendary Venetian traveller Marco Polo would have appreciated the Dolce Vita restaurant which serves authentic Italian fare for lunch and dinner. A wood-fired pizza oven, open kitchen and elegantly presented antipasti table are special features.

Louis XIII
In partnership with Remy Martin, Louis XIII serves rare Louis XIII Fortress Cognac and a number of other Special Editions. The cellar is stocked with a wide selection of premium liquors and champagnes.

Opened as a State Guesthouse in 1953, this iconic building provides a unique sense of place and time in a city that was China’s capital throughout 13 dynasties. The architecture is a harmonious blend of French and Sino-Russian inspiration with local style. Sensitive renovation makes most of its spacious rooms, lofty ceilings, elegant mouldings and art deco features. Personalised service is the keynote and you will enjoy individual butler service from the moment of arrival at the hotel. Rooms and suites overlook the beautifully landscaped 40,000 m² gardens and stunning fountains. The hotel’s unique private museum features memorabilia from the early years. Enjoy the authentic Italian cuisines by the virtuoso Chef against the restaurant’s perfect setting. Life is sweet at Dolce Vita!

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