22 Day Imperial China, Tibet & Hong Kong (2013)
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Inaugurated in 2006 and renovated in 2010, the Victoria Anna sets the standard for fine luxury river cruising, not just in China, but throughout the world. Upon completion in spring 2013 after the scheduled rebuilt, Victoria Anna will lead the Yangtze cruise being the first boutique ship on the river, offering a luxury cruise experience.
Recognized as the leader of the Yangtze River cruise, Victoria Cruises, the only American cruise company on the River, distinguishes itself from all other Chinese cruise lines with its superlative services, top dining experience, enrichment lectures, shipboard activities and shore excursions.
While all other cruise lines on the Yangtze are competing by building bigger ships, Victoria Cruises reinvented the river cruise with its philosophy of small ship, boutique ship, enhanced by its exclusive Executive Deck Program.
Over the past few years, China Spree has been working with all major cruise lines on the Yangtze for our China cruise tour programs. Forming the strategic partnership with Victoria Cruises for our 2013 sailing season, China Spree cruise tours 2013 feature quality boutique ship cruise experiences with improved onboard services, food and shore excursions, enhanced by the included Executive Deck Program, with full privileges at Executive Lounge. These Executive Deck Program features includes A La Carte dinning, complimentary beverage package, free laundry, complimentary WiFi, and other privileges that were initially designed exclusively for travelers on suite accommodations. Now, however, these excellent comforts are available for China Spree travelers as well.
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The most elegant and special vessel in Victoria Cruises fleet, Victoria Anna encompasses five decks of sheer elegance highlighted by a rich tapestry of colors, gleaming woods, sparkling chandeliers, and American and European influences with Asian accents. The ship is also one of the most technologically advanced river cruise ships in the world.
Victoria Anna is the first Victoria Cruises' vessel to feature two separate kitchens and an à la carte dining room with western menus introduced by Chef Walter Staib. The five-star cruise line introduced its Executive Deck program and its goal–in addition to providing a refreshing new look and enhanced amenities such as concierge service–is a major leap forward for its culinary program.
Passengers aboard the Victoria Anna enjoy the most elaborate culinary program on the Yangtze, as the ship's chefs are trained by award-winning Philadelphia-based Concepts By Staib, to prepare high-quality Western dishes in addition to authentic Chinese delicacies. The Dynasty Dining Room offers the most seating, while the upper deck VIP Club restaurant offers a la carte dining, as well as omelet & egg stations for breakfast, noodle and sandwiching stations for lunch, and Carving and Peking Duck stations for lunch or dinner (varies by day).
The Victoria Anna also features a lecture room, library/reading room, cocktail lounge, beauty parlor and mini-spa, gift shop, spacious observation deck, business center, health clinic, lavish atrium lobby and two elevators for guests' convenience. In addition to onboard activities such as Tai Chi lessons, the Yangtze Club offers a host of invigorating nightly entertainment options as well as computer terminals for Internet access. Passengers traveling with their own laptops can also rent Wireless 3G USB modems through which they can use to access the internet from most areas of the ship.
The scheduled Victoria Anna ship refurbishments in spring 2013 will include upgraded interiors and enticing enhancements that include a new lobby and public areas.
Elegant in design and style, Victoria Anna is setting new standards in service, food, and comfort of boutique ship river cruise. Discover China's greatest river and savor the ambience usually found only on small boutique ships. Read more >>
Marriott Beijing City Wall
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.
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Marriott Shanghai City Center
Discover unmatched hospitality, an unbeatable location and luxurious amenities at the new Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre.
Located in the heart of downtown Shanghai, our hotel is within walking distance to Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, People's Square, the Bund and the metro station. It's the perfect place to unwind when travelling for business or leisure.
All rooms are luxuriously appointed with amenities that ensure a comfortable stay, with Marriott's trademark "New Bedding", and equipped with 42" LCD TV, iPod docking station, safe, IDD, high-speed Internet access and a spacious work desk, and bathroom with separate bathtubs & standing shower.
Enjoy international cuisine and local favorites from our chefs, as they prepare various choices at our five restaurants and lounges. After a day of meetings or sightseeing, take a dip in our indoor pool, visit our fully equipped gym or have a relaxing massage at our spa. Other amenities include a business center, 24-hour room service, and concierge. Over 2000 sq m of dedicated event space awaits with two pillar-free ballrooms and seven additional meeting rooms.
Free High-Speed Internet Access for All Marriott Rewards Members, which is free to join and has no blackout dates on redemption stays.
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Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel
Overlooking the spectacular Victoria Harbour, the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel is located along Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, at the heart of the city's busiest commercial, shopping and business hub. The Star Ferry and Hong Kong's cruise terminal are at your footstep, while shopping is right next door with the hotel forming part of Harbour City – Hong Kong's largest shopping complex. Guests enjoy easy access to the area's major tourist attractions like Kowloon Park, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Space Museum and Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
After an exciting day of sightseeing or business meetings, settle into one of the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel's 665 guestrooms and suites while staying connected via the free Wi-Fi Internet service, which is now fully up and running throughout the hotel, or catch up with the latest blockbuster from the wide selection of movies while enjoying the hotel's 24-hour private dining service.
For guests preferring the exclusive comfort and personalised service of The Continental Club, our designated guest floors come with unparalleled benefits that have become hallmarks of the Marco Polo hospitality.
In a city known as the 'Culinary Capital of Asia', the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel features three of Hong Kong's most renowned restaurants and bars, to include Cucina which features Italian open kitchen all-day international cuisine at Cafe Marco, and the Rum Bar at Lobby Lounge – conferred the Guinness World Record for "Bar with the World's Largest Selection of Commercially Available Rums."
Whether you are looking to plan that dream wedding or the perfect corporate meeting, our seven state-of-the-art function rooms will meet your every need. The classic decor and built-in audio-visual facilities of the function rooms on sixth level provide the ideal setting for small- to medium-sized events. The Centenary Ballroom at lobby level is the perfect balance between elegance and intelligent architecture, where clients can transfer even the biggest display materials easily due to the ballroom's unique lobby level access.
Stay connected with family, friends, and workplace from our Business Centre. Take a dip in our pool to unwind after a long day out, or do a quick workout at the gym in the adjacent building. You can even visit the Aveda Salon at Harbour City and pamper yourself while enjoying a special discount on hair, beauty and massage treatments. Better still, indulge in some retail therapy at the adjacent Harbour City shopping mall which is the ultimate destination for shopping, dining and entertainment with over 450 shops that feature the world's leading brands.
Staying at the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel gives you the perfect blend of warm Asian hospitality and a central location with its convenient access to Kowloon and Hong Kong.
There are three Marco Polo hotels in Hong Kong (Marco Polo Hong Kong, Marco Polo Gateway, Marco Polo Prince), and only Marco Polo Hong Kong is 5-star.
At Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel, guests can enjoy the spectacular show of A Symphony of Lights, awarded the world's Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show by Guinness World Records, a nightly spectacle which combines interactive lights of 33 key buildings on both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon with musical effects to showcase the enchanting night view of the Victoria Harbor.
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Jardin Secret Hotel Lhasa
Like an emerald on the bank of Lhasa River, the Jardin Secret Hotel is considered one of the best in Tibet (among the top 4 hotels), 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 (12,000 feet). Travelers to Tibet no longer need to put up with primitive hotel accommodations.
Sheraton Xian North City
Opened in November 2011, Sheraton Xian North City is a new luxurious hotel in the historical Xian. Steps away from Xian's new subway and across the road to a big local shopping mall, the hotel is an ideal base for exploring Xian's myriad attractions.
A sophisticated retreat from the crowds and hectic pace of the city, Sheraton Xian North City Hotel is well equipped to keep you refreshed and in touch. During your busy schedule of travel, work, and exploration, our hotel remains your haven.
Settle down after a busy day and have a fully relaxing experience in one of our 490 beautifully-appointed guest rooms, including 29 upscale service apartment suites, ranging from 39 to 573 square meters. Warm earth tones enhance their modern decor.
Deluxe Rooms are spacious, with stylish furnishings. Each rooms contains The Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed, a 40" LCD Flat Screen Television, a mini-bar, direct-dial telephones with voicemail, complimentary High Speed Internet Access and WiFi, and a personal safe that can store a laptop.
Executive Club Rooms and Suites feature stunning Daminggong Palace and city views, king or twin beds, and separate bathtubs and showers in bathrooms. Executive Club guests also have special access to the Executive Club Lounge. A relaxing, upscale space, the Club Lounge offers coffee, tea, a breakfast area, light snacks throughout the day, and evening cocktails. Connect with friends via complimentary wireless High Speed Internet Access, work with your team in a meeting room, or simply catch your favorite TV show.
You'll find a variety of places to gather for food and drinks, all under one roof at Sheraton Xian North City Hotel. Our stunning Lobby Lounge is a relaxing place to connect with business associates and fellow travelers over a cocktail.
Yue, our Chinese restaurant, offers a delectable assortment of authentic Cantonese cuisine, while our fine-dining steakhouse has imported cuts and world-class service. Feast, an all-day dining restaurant, brings you mouth-watering flavors from the East to the West, with a buffet and an à la carte menu.
We offer a full range of recreational facilities and services. Wind down with a soothing massage from an experienced therapist without leaving the comfort of the hotel. Our signature treatments are influenced by our region's history and are designed to brighten your look and your mood.
Be at your peak at all times and let our fitness center be your solution to a healthy lifestyle while traveling. Our facilities feature state-of-the-art equipment, an aerobics studio, an indoor temperature-controlled swimming pool, and a sauna.
On the 4th floor, the fully-equipped Business Center is open 24 hours a day. Take care of all your business needs, including printing, photocopying, High Speed Internet Access, equipment rental, and mobile phone charging, as well as secretarial, translation, and courier services.
Stay in touch at The Link@Sheraton Experienced with Microsoft® in the heart of our lobby, designed for you to socialize with friends old and new. Feel free to use our computer terminals, or bring your laptop for complimentary wireless High Speed Internet Access. Check your e-mail, search for information, review local attractions, and even print boarding passes.
There are two Sheraton hotels in Xian and Sheraton Xian North City is a new property built in 2011.
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Chengdu Minshan Hotel
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.
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Sheraton Guilin Hotel
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.
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