My 5: The Jumeirah Hotel – Nanjing, China.

The Jumeirah Hotel Nanjing China

1. October 2018. If you’ve got some serious cash to splash in Nanjing and are having trouble getting rid of it all, why not consider a stay at The Jumeirah Hotel? Located in one of the stunning twin towers of Nanjing International Youth Culture Centre, there are 212 luxurious suites spread out between the 41stand 67th floors. It’s brand new too, having opened in mid September 2018, just a few weeks before Jaylin and I rolled into town for the Golden Week holiday. This is China’s second Jumeirah hotel after Shanghai and I was surprised to learn that there are only twenty three in the world!

The Jumeirah Hotel by night Nanjing China

2. October 2018. Let’s be clear about something, we didn’t stay here!!! J and I were based just across the road in the thoroughly decent (and much, much, much cheaper) International Expo Hotel, but views of the towering Jumeirah loomed large as we came and went each day. One night, absolutely drained after our exertions at Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum and Xiaoling Tomb of The Ming Dynasty, we decided to pay The Jumeirah a visit. I mean, we figured they must have a pretty decent bar, right?

Lobby The Jumeirah Hotel Nanjing China

3. October 2018. So we got dressed up and hopped across the road to enquire at reception. This is the impressive lobby, where the woman informed us that yes, we were welcome to go up to the 67th floor Zhuo Xian Seafood Restaurant & Bar. The elevator whooshed us up in a matter of seconds and we emerged into a sleek, dimly lit room with amazing views out over the city and The Yangtze River.

Zhuo Xian Seafood Restaurant & Bar Jumeirah Hotel Nanjing China

4. October 2018. What we’d really been hoping for was some peace and quiet after a couple of truly hectic days battling our way through Nanjing’s major sights. And we certainly got it here, with no more than half a dozen people quietly chilling out around the bar. I went for a German draft beer, Jaylin had a mocktail and there was a complimentary bowl of nuts. The bill came to 197RMB (£22/€25/$29). Just around the corner was an equally stylish café-bar called Chocolatini, “a chocolate and martini concept bar” that do incredible looking desserts, coffees and hot chocolates.

Zhuo Xian Seafood Restaurant & Bar Jumeirah Hotel Nanjing China

5. October 2018. The Jumeirah Hotel is located in the southwest of Nanjing on the edge of the Youth Olympic Sports Park. The nearest subway station is Yuantong (Line 1 red). Take Exit 4 and it’s about a 10-15 minute walk. It’s perfectly placed in the heart of the business district and is just a short walk from The Olympic Museum and The Nanjing Eye. For more info pay a visit to:

Like this? Check out my many other pieces from around Nanjing.

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