Last week, the Grand Mansion opened in Nanjing as the latest property from Starwood’s The Luxury Collection Hotels and Resorts and the brand’s seventh property in China. Boasting 158 luxurious guest rooms, the hotel was designed by I.M. Pei Architects and modeled after a home of a Chinese elite, drawing inspiration from Nanjing’s rich heritage in its interior design (done by Hersch Bender Associates) with handcrafted traditional textiles, chinaware, and Chinese art.
The Grand Mansion makes it easy to immerse oneself in Nanjing’s rich history. It’s located not far from the iconic Presidential Palace as well as the Oriental Metropolitan Museum, which displays a collection of art and artifacts from the six dynasties between the third and seventh centuries for which Nanjing served as capital. Helping guests explore the area, the Grand Mansion offers its Luxury Concierge service, with bilingual staff specially trained on all the city has to offer.
The Grand Mansion has plenty of its own attractions as well, most notably its Travellers’ Library, whose collection of 3,000 books and antiques makes it China’s largest hotel library. For a taste of Nanjing’s fine cuisine, there’s an extensive tea collection in the Xi Lounge and the city’s traditional Min Guo cuisine in the Xuan Ling Ge restaurant, fusing flavors from around the region.
“We are thrilled to debut The Grand Mansion—a hotel that is at once a portal to the rich cultural heritage of Nanjing and a gateway to experience the city’s contemporary art, design and cuisine,” said Hoyt H. Harper II, global brand leader of the Luxury Collection Hotels and Resorts.
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