With tourism expansion in China, new meaning is given to Napoleon’s famous remark, that when the country awakens, it will astonish the world. Suddenly, luxury travel within China is a THING, and some even argue, a benchmark for the rest of the world.
Chinese jet-setters are on the move, and travelling to all corners of the globe like never before. Jelly much? In 2016, 122 million Chinese made outbound trips and collectively spent $261 billion worldwide. And all the travel inspiration has rubbed off on the domestic travel market too resulting in red-carpet roll outs for foreign tourists. With better hotels, tourism landmarks, and accessibility to significant sites, it’s a great time to travel in luxury in China for Australians.
Primal Chaos Reigned
The reality of those images of Monkey Magic travelling around the countryside on a horse, is long gone. Cue instead, travellers entering opulent multi-star hotels from private luxury cars with all the creature comforts fit for a Royal. Welcome drinks, personal shoppers, custom-stocked mini-bars, pampered-pooch minding, organic beauty products that get stashed in your handbag. What Meghan wants, Meghan gets!
China – There lies a sleeping giant. Let her lie and sleep, for when she awakens she will astonish the world.- Napoleon
You don’t have to wait for the future, it’s here! Chinese hotel conglomerates are commissioning the world’s best architects, chefs, interior designers and hotel managers to drive home the fact that they wish to be the best in the world for high-end luxury hotels. In terms of scale, Chinese luxury hotels can be like small cities – fully equipped with underground cellars, access to 24 hour Chinese medicine, shopping malls, and private entrance access to public transport stations.
China is quick off the mark to please the individual tourist. Combining state-of-the-art technology and top-notch experiences, many Chinese hotels provide Smart Travel Guides which can whittle down the plethora of experiences on offer to something spot-on to your needs. WeChat is a must App for travel within China with its CityExperience program offering destination-specific and integrated guides. Check it out here.
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Image: Hilton Haikou Meilan Hotel, Haikou, Hainan Island.