Sofitel announces the opening of the first Sofitel Legend in China: Sofitel Legend People's Grand Hotel Xian
June 16, 2014: Sofitel Luxury Hotels has announced the opening of Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xian – the first of its kind in China.
Seven thousand years of history and tradition surround this heritage building which has been transformed into the first hotel in Greater China to join Sofitel’s exclusive ultra-luxe Legend Collection, and the fifth Sofitel Legend in the world.
Lofty ceilings and generous proportions in the 71 rooms and suites convey a rare feeling of time and place. Guests will enjoy sophisticated French pampering touches associated with Sofitel such as Hermès toiletries and French-designed floral arrangements. Additional features include personalized butler service from the moment of arrival, an extensive garden setting, private health club, swimming pool and spa, an authentic Italian restaurant, an exclusive top-floor Louis XIII Bar and a private museum. All-weather links provide easy access to the neighboring Convention Centre and Grand Theatre.
Ideally located inside the Ming Dynasty city walls at the heart of historic Xian, the hotel is only 15 minutes walk to the world’s first museum, the Forest of Steles, or to the colorful Moslem quarter where traders have flourished in the spice-laden air for many centuries.