18 Day Yangtze Cruise & Tibet Odyssey (2011)
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M.V. President Prime
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 within walking distance to the Tiananmen Square and the Silk Alley.
The hotel features Free Wi-Fi in lobby and public area.
Pullman Shanghai Skyway Hotel
A perfect deluxe hotel near Shanghai 2010 World Expo venues! Pullman Skyway Shanghai is about 130 yards from the metro from where you have easy and convenience access to the World Expo venues.
The 52 story (680 feet) tower of the Pullman Shanghai Skyway Hotel is one of the new landmarks of modern Shanghai, and is, by far, the second highest hotel in Shanghai, only second to the famed Jinmao Tower, which is the highest hotel in East Asia. The building cost of this amazing property is USD$235 million.
Conveniently located in the affluent Luwan District and in the popular Xu Jia Hui shopping & commercial area, the hotel is ideal for China Spree travelers to explore Shanghai's various sites.
This new hotel features 654 spacious and lavishly decorated rooms. All rooms are equipped with individually-controlled air-conditioning, cable TV, mini-bar, complimentary tea and coffee, electronic lock and IDD telephone. The en suite bathroom is well-stocked with toiletries and a hairdryer.
A hearty international buffet breakfast awaits you every morning at Zaffrann Restaurant on the hotel's 49th-floor, where you enjoy a stunning view of the Huang Pu River in the east, the famous Xu Jia Hui shopping area in the west, and the popular Xin Tian Di and Nanjing Road shopping street in the north.
Visit hotel website at Pullman Shanghai Skyway Hotel. The hotel is currently managed by the French Pullman Hotels & Resorts.
Jardin Secret Hotel Lhasa
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 Hotel
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 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.