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22 Day Imperial China, Tibet & Hong Kong (2012)


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Yangtze Cruise
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Guilin-Hong Kong
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* Please note that we closely monitor all the hotels we use, reading our customer's feedback about their experience with the hotels listed below. Based on this feedback, if any of these hotels does not live up to China Spree's standards, we will change them immediately. Sometimes this may be a last-minute decision. Customer satisfaction is always our priority.
 
M.V. President PrimeChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
 
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China Spree 2011 Cruise Tours feature 3-night Yangtze Cruise, down the river, aboard M.V. President Prime, the newest cruiser and one of the finest on the Yangtze. The ship will be in operation on April 15th, 2011.

M.V. President Prime offers a maximum of 374 passengers the comfort and amenities you would expect from a 5-star hotel—for example, her grand lobby, elegant restaurant, library, gift shops, gym and spa facilities and onboard beauty salon. The ship boast a lounge bar, a sheltered bar on the sun deck with breathtaking 360-degree views, and an elegant restaurant on the main deck.

Its spacious stateroom features panoramic windows open to the private balconies, and is 260 sq. ft. including balcony - making it one of the largest stateroom among Yangtze cruisers.

President Prime is designed to meet the highest international cruise ship standards. It offers uncompromising comfort, quality, and service. You will cruise in comfort and with peace of mind knowing that the ships are equipped with the state-of-the art navigation and safety systems in line with our travel philosophy to offer our guests the very best value.

Sun Deck
Enjoy sunshine and fresh air while you take in 360-degree views of the scenery as you sail through the Yangtze's stunning Three Gorges region and beyond. Stand at the railings or relax in a comfortable deck chair. The observation deck is covered for those who prefer shade.

Restaurant
The restaurant is where all meals are served during your cruise. It features panoramic windows, so you will not miss any of the scenery while you are dining. The menu features Chinese cuisine with local characteristics. Royal Dining Room, on the Sun Deck, offer separate dining area for customers using Executive Suite.

Onboard Activities
Never feel bored onboard President Prime. The ship offers lectures on Chinese culture and history, Tai Chi lessons, lessons on playing mahjong and Chinese cooking, calligraphy demonstrations and unique evening entertainment.

Onboard Shopping
Located in the midsection of the middle deck, the onboard boutique offers items to help you enjoy—or remember—your journey. There is an excellent selection of gift items to bring home. Across the way there is an onboard tailor, who can create custom-made silk jackets, hats and other items usually in less than one day.

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Marriott Beijing City WallChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
 
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This stunning landmark hotel in the center of Beijing is the largest Marriott Hotel outside the U.S. with 1312 rooms that are elegantly decorated, featuring the Marriott's trademark "New Bedding".

All rooms are luxuriously appointed with amenities that ensure a comfortable stay and equipped with 37" LCD TV, safe, IDD, high-speed Internet access and a spacious work desk, and bathroom with separate bathtubs & standing shower. Its spacious room size is 460 square feet on average.

Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall features 7 distinctive restaurants, bars and entertainment venues full of gastronomic delights. The hotel's various facilities and services including Quan SPA, a fitness center, an indoor-heated swimming pool, 24-hour room service, laundry, high-end shops, gold key service, private chamberlain and a stay to remember.

The hotel is only 5-minute walk to the famous Chang An Avenue, 2-minute walk to the subway station, and within walking distance (about 20 minutes) to the Tiananmen Square and the Silk Alley.
Sheraton Shanghai HongkouChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
 
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Welcome to vibrant and dynamic Shanghai. The Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel is ideally located on Siping Road in the central Hongkou District, convenient to everything. Our local neighborhood has it all. Our hotel is just 2-mile away to the Bund, considered the city's symbol since the 1920s, and is about 10-minute drive to the Nanjing Road, Shanghai's premium shopping street. We are also near the People's Square, Lujiazui and Huaihai Zhong Road central business districts, as well as the North Sichuan Road shopping area and historic Duolun Road.

Our 471 tastefully appointed guest rooms and suites feature river, city and Bund skyline views. The famous Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed featuring a big pillow-top mattress, cozy duvet and goose down blanket will guarantee a fabulous night's sleep. All guest rooms feature in-room laptop safe with charger, and the clock radio for iPhone/iPod. Non-smoking, connecting, and disabled rooms are available. High Speed Internet Access is available in all guest rooms, public areas, and meeting rooms. Our hotel's unique outdoor garden and riverside setting make it the perfect place to get away from the fast pace of Shanghai.

Sheraton Club guests also have privileged access to the Sheraton Club Lounge, which offers breakfast and evening drinks and light snacks. Take advantage of the private Club Lounge where you can connect with friends, meet with your team, or simply relax by catching your favorite TV show.

Link@Sheraton offers free internet-connected computers and free WiFi at hotel lobby and will help you stay connected to what's important to you - be it work, friends, family or even other guests.

The other bonus is our proximity to the subway lines 10 and 4. The subway exit (#5) puts you right across the street from the hotel. The Metro station is very close to the Bund, People's Square, and other popular stops.

We offer a variety of event facilities that are ideal for weddings, dinners, product launches and meetings. Our dedicated professionals are ready to assist you with any requirements or requests.

Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel, offers both style and convenience to satisfy your needs. Spoil yourself at Shine Spa and enjoy indulgent treatments including massage therapies, body treatments and facials provided by our specially trained therapists. Our new fitness facility features top-of-the-line cardio and strength equipment, and innovative technology with built-in LCD screens and a choice of TV, video, and music. The 30 metre swimming pool is one of the longest in Shanghai, and features natural light.

Hungry? At the Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel, we've got you covered. Our buffet breakfast is outstanding both in quality and selection, with choices of Eastern and Western food. Feast, our all day dining restaurant, offers a wide selection of international favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Yue, our signature Chinese restaurant, features Cantonese, local Shanghai and Sichuan cuisine. Miyabi, our Japanese showcase restaurant features open teppanyaki grills and a sushi bar.

Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou is one of the best Starwood hotels in Shanghai.
Royal Plaza Hotel Hong KongChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
 
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Hong Kong is known as the City of Life where excitement awaits every turn. Royal Plaza Hotel is located in Mongkok, the heart of Kowloon, which is a vivid area full of exotic experience of Hong Kong. The hotel is surrounded by numerous tourist attractions and entertainment venues that will fascinate even the most sophisticated visitors. For a unique Hong Kong experience in a dynamic location, we choose Royal Plaza Hotel.

Nearby are tons of shopping malls, local souvenir stores, restaurants and local tourist attractions. The hotel is connected to the Grand Century Place - a seven-story mall consists of a diverse mix of retailers, restaurants, cinemas and Children's playground. Outside hotel is the famed Nathen Road, Hong Kong's major tourist area. Five-minute walk from the hotel is Fa Yuen Street, where over a hundred stalls and shops selling a great variety of inexpensive fashion, accessories and toys. A few minutes walk from your hotel is the well-known Temple Street, one of Hong Kong's most famous night markets which is perfect for bargain-hunters. Stalls are set up at dusk selling clothes, electrics appliances, watches and other interesting items including knock-offs. Street performances, fortune tellers and food stalls attract many local residents as well as tourists. Another highlight nearby is the "Flower Market"; it is the city's most fragrant avenue where blossom from around the world line the stalls and shops.

Royal Plaza is conveniently attached to the railway link to Mainland China, as well as Hong Kong's other major transport modes, providing an unparallel advantage for both business and leisure travelers. A host of cultural attractions and one of the city's landmark shopping complexes are also found next door, making this the ideal place to begin your discovery of the unique vitality and dynamism of Hong Kong.

Owned and managed by Sun Hung Kai Property Limited, one of the largest land developers in Hong Kong, Royal Plaza Hotel is a paragon of taste and value. The hotel evokes the image of a castle-within-a-city, and offers generous servings of space throughout. Its interiors are a charming blend of the classical and the contemporary with a wide range of facilities which is equally appealing. Underlining all the luxury and the flair is a warm, welcoming philosophy of service. All of these features constitute an extraordinary brand of hospitality that ensures you will take home only fond memories of your visit.

In a land renowned for its cuisine, Royal Plaza Hotel's food and beverage offerings are a star attraction. The Chinese Restaurant, with versatile private rooms, is a top-of-the-line outlet that specializes in Cantonese and Shanghainese fare and an ideal venue for a large show kitchen and a relaxed dining area. La Fontana offers you a cozy space to unwind over drinks and hors d'oeuvres while enjoying live lounge music. Each outlet is a sterling showcase of talent and ambience.

Recreational facilities of Royal Plaza Hotel are most inviting. The 40-metre, outdoor Roman pool with seasonal heating and underwater music represents the quintessence of luxury, while the aromatherapy massage in the Vitalia Corner spell pure indulgence. For more active pursuits, the hotel's Definition Health Club comes complete with a gymnasium, aerobics room, solarium, Jacuzzi, sauna and steambath. Whether you are into fitness training, swimming, or simply lazing in the sun, Royal Plaza Hotel provides for your total well-being.

Jardin Secret Hotel LhasaChina Trips - 4 Star hotel
 
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Like an emerald on the bank of Lhasa River, the Jardin Secret Hotel is considered the local best in Tibet, with easy access to the city center and Lhasa's major points of interest.

The hotel opened in May 2007, and features free high speed internet access in hotel room, and free Wi-Fi in hotel lobby.

The Tibetan style architecture showcases key elements of traditional Tibetan art while still providing the comfort of modern facilities.

The hotel has 200 tastefully decorated rooms featuring individually-controlled air-conditioning, broadband internet access, cable TV with in-house movies, a refrigerator and mini bar, supplemental oxygen, and international long-distance direct dial (IDD) telephone service. The en suite bathroom is well-stocked with toiletries and includes a hairdryer.

Hotels of this standard were not available before 2007. Staying at this beautiful and clean hotel is an important part of your adventure in Tibet. It will enhance your travel experience and provides you with a refreshing oasis where you can rest your body while acclimatizing to the high elevation (11,000 feet). Travelers to Tibet no longer need to put up with primitive hotel accommodations.
Xian Grand Noble HotelChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
 
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Remodeled in 2009, Xian Grand Noble Hotel features prime location in the heart of the historical Xian. The hotel is ideally situated on one of Xian's most prosperous commercial street, close to many of the city's historical sites including the Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Great Mosque, Shaanxi History Museum & the Forest of Steles stone library. It makes a major difference compared to all other hotels in terms of unbeatable location, and is very convenient for China Spree travelers to explore this historical city in the evening.

The hotel's 428 elegantly designed air-conditioned rooms are equipped with High-speed Internet, private bath, cable and satellite TV, in-time safe, refrigerator and mini bar etc.

This hotel has a western style bakery offering burgers and yogurt.

The hotel features Free high speed internet access in hotel room, and Free Wi-Fi in lobby.
Chengdu Minshan HotelChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
 
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Remodeled in 2010, Chengdu Minshan Hotel is a new deluxe hotel located in the center of Chengdu, the largest city in Southwest China.

Unlike hotels in Beijing and Shanghai,which cater mainly to tourists, hotels in Chengdu rely more on the more lucrative Chinese Conferences and Business meetings. The hotel star-ratings in Chengdu are skewed by the focus on local Chinese market. While the prices are high, hotels in Chengdu generally fall short of the international standard expected by tourists.

Finding the right hotel in Chengdu for China Spree clients was not an easy choice. The advantage of Chengdu Minshan Hotel is its premium location, with new rooms and facilities. This hotel features a fine breakfast with variety and local flavors. The hotel is centrally located in the heart of Chengdu, near major tourist attractions, fine restaurants and shopping centers. The convenience of this location gives you a luxury of free exploration during your off time.

Mingshan Hotel features 305 rooms, elegantly decorated and provide a haven of comfort and relaxation amidst the bustling city life of Chengdu. All rooms are equipped with individually-controlled air-conditioning, broadband internet access, cable TV with in-house movie, mini-bar, complimentary tea and coffee, electronic lock and international long-distance direct dial (IDD) telephone. The en suite bathroom is well-stocked with toiletries and has a hairdryer.
Sheraton Guilin HotelChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
 
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Sheraton Hotel Guilin is ideally located along the Li River in the heart of the enchanting city of Guilin. Guilin (literally "Osmanthus Forrest") has been an inspiration to Chinese poets and artists for centuries, thanks to its breathtaking scenery rich in limestone crags, deep caves, and lush paddy fields. Now, with the completion of a full renovation, the hotel is as beautiful as the landscape it calls home. In front of the hotel is Guilin's scenic Binjiang Road (riverside avenue) lined with sweet-scented cassia trees, from which Guilin gets its name. Sheraton Guilin offers a perfect escape for China Spree travelers. Click Hotel Link

Dedicated to complete guest satisfaction, the Sheraton Guilin offers exceptional service including 24-hour room service, same day laundry and dry cleaning. The Business Center also offers fast Internet connection, postal, and other secretarial facilities. All rooms feature individually controlled heating and air-conditioning, IDD telephone, personal computer outlets, electronic door locks, combination of bath and shower with vanity and toilet, and more. Swim laps in the outdoor swimming pool or head to the gymnasium where you'll find all the gear for your cardiovascular training, bodybuilding, or simply toning your muscles. Sauna and massage facilities are also available, as well as poolside snacks and drinks in the summer.

Retreat to one of our 430 newly renovated guest rooms, including our 17 suites. Relax and unwind while you watch your favorite shows on flat-screen satellite TV, order in dinner, or surf the web online with our High Speed Internet Access. And get a great night's sleep on our famously comfortable Sheraton Sweet Sleeper (SM) Bed.