Luxury hospitality company Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Chinese development firm Spring Garden Company Limited, a subsidiary of Vanzhong Group, have announced plans for the upcoming Four Seasons Hotel Xi'an.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts global business development and portfolio management president, Bart Carnaham, described the city's attributes.
"Xi'an is a dynamic destination known for its history, culture and incredible growth grounded in the city's flourishing tourism and technology sectors," he said.
"This exceptional new hotel will offer guests a luxury respite in the bustling city of Xi'an that effortlessly meets the needs of today's business and leisure travellers."
A former imperial capital of China and start of the ancient Silk Road, the rich history and culture of Xi'an can be seen through its UNESCO World Heritage-protected temples, pagodas and relics. As one of China's most industrialised cities and dubbed the "Digital Silk Road", Xi'an's plans for growth can be attributed to the concentrated focus on specialised technology by the extensive list of domestic and Fortune 500 companies that have established operations in the city.
Vanzhong Group chairman Wuliang Li said a resort-style hotel set within a thriving city-centre would be the first of its kind for Xi'an.
"In a city with such a rich history and leading commerce ecosystem, welcoming Four Seasons and its curated luxury hospitality offering to Xi'an will serve to further ignite the bright future that lies ahead," he said.
The new hotel has an anticipated opening date in 2026. Distinguished by an expansive landscape within an otherwise high-rise and bustling metropolitan setting, the hotel will have 250 guest rooms and suites as part of a mixed-use development project.
Fine dining options will include two restaurants, a lobby bar and a rooftop bar overlooking Muta Temple Relics Park. Several private dining rooms, two ballrooms and flexible meeting and event spaces will be available to suit the needs of different size gatherings.
For those looking to relax, the hotel will feature a well-appointed spa, salon, indoor and outdoor pools, as well as open-air space dedicated to exercise and Tai chi. Younger guests can explore and play in the complimentary Kids For All Seasons program.
Xi'an has an abundance of historic sites and areas to explore, including imperial museums, the majestic ancient city wall and renowned Terracotta Warriors Museum.
The new hotel will be adjacent to Muta Temple Relics Park, which is celebrated for the famous Muta Temple that once occupied the land (603 AD) during the Sui and Tang Dynasties. It is also a short walk away from Tang Dynasty Wall Relics Park, where preserved relics proudly celebrate Tang culture, poems, music and calligraphy throughout.
The hotel is about 45 minutes by car from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, where there are flights from international and domestic destinations, and can be accessed by high-speed rail and train for those travelling from destinations within China.
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