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The Grand Mansion, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Nanjing

by Sophie Cullen on Jan 11, 2016 in Interiors
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With interiors by world-renowned interior design specialists HBA, The Grand Mansion is full of eye-catching details

With interiors by world-renowned interior design specialists HBA, The Grand Mansion is full of eye-catching details

With architecture by Pei Partnership Architects and Interior Design conceived by HBA, The Grand Mansion in Nanjing is the ultimate place to stay in China’s Jiangsu Province

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.

Pei Architects have created a structure that sits effortlessly tranquil amongst the bustle of the city while allowing for premium views at every angle

Pei Architects has created a structure that sits effortlessly tranquil amongst the bustle of the city while allowing for premium views at every angle

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.

In the Lobby Lounge, guests can take in the impressive selection of books on the history of the local area

In the Lobby Lounge, guests can take in the impressive selection of books on the history of the local area

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.

Functional, yet elegant bathrooms can be found in all guestrooms

Functional and elegant bathrooms can be found in all guestrooms

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.

Those staying in the Presidential Suite can utilise the magnificent patio that affords panoramic views of Nanjing

Those staying in the Presidential Suite can utilise the magnificent patio that affords panoramic views of Nanjing

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.

At the terrace of the Xi Lounge, high tea is served throughout the day

At the terrace of the Xi Lounge, high tea is served throughout the day

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.

Design features that incorporate elements from the Ming Dynasty can be found throughout the hotel

Design features that incorporate elements from the Ming Dynasty can be found throughout the hotel

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