A Luxury Collection hotel by Starwood Hotels & Resorts, The Grand Mansion draws on Nanjing’s period as the nation’s capital during the Ming dynasty. Evoking the residential feel of a noble home, the hotel features a range of elements that complement its historic setting adjacent to the Presidential Palace.
Thanks to the discovery of ancient artifacts during construction, a range of immaculately-preserved antiques are displayed throughout the premises. The hotel also boasts an extensive art collection, handcrafted textiles, opulent chinaware and a compelling collection of books on local history and culture.
The 158 guest rooms, including 15 suites, include striking views of the surroundings and a range of impressive design elements. Bathrooms are equipped with rain showers that sit on lofty ceilings, double vanities and a sound system that connects with the media centre in the bedroom. Lighting in the rooms is motion sensored to assist with energy consumption and to ensure easy movement from one room to the next.
The impressive Presidential Suite features a kitchen, meeting and dining area, two double rooms, a library and an expansive patio. Outside, guests staying in this suite can enjoy the use of a high-tech barbecue oven while taking in the sweeping panoramic view of the city.
A range of dining options include The Atrium, which offers both eastern and western options and Xuan Ling Ge, an all-day Chinese restaurant offering cuisine from throughout the region. At The Xi Lounge, guests can take high tea in opulent surroundings with the option of sitting outdoors.
One of the original "Four Great Ancient Cities of China," Nanjing is less than 300 miles from Shanghai, situated on the lower stretches of the Yangzi River. Considered an up-and-coming university town, the city is also a national hub for business and tourism with an enduring historical heritage.