Nanjing’s newest luxury hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing, is set to open by the end of 2019. Located at the center of the Xinjiekou business district, The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing, aims to complement its cosmopolitan surroundings by blending modern luxury with the city’s ancient past.
Situated within walking distance from several historic attractions, The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing, will have 295 guestrooms, 32 luxury suites and a collection of event spaces ideal for meetings, weddings and corporate events. Wellness amenities will include an indoor swimming pool, fitness center and signature Ritz-Carlton Spa. Additionally, the hotel’s five dining options will serve traditional local cuisine and include a signature restaurant as well as an outdoor cocktail lounge.
Travelers considering a visit before the end of the year should catch these seasonal highlights in Nanjing:
- Hairy Crab: One of the highlights of Nanjing’s culinary calendar is the beginning of hairy crab season. The lake harvested delicacies, known for their golden roe, are named for their furry claws that resemble mittens and only available for a few months each year. This delicacy can be found on menus of hotels and restaurants throughout Nanjing.
- Leaf Peeping: Autumn foliage is relatively short in eastern China, but those visiting Nanjing from late November to mid-December will be able to experience Nanjing’s fall season. Vibrant red maple leaves color the landscape in areas such as Purple Mountain, where travelers can also visit historical sites like the Xiaoling Tomb of the Ming Dynasty, a 600-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site. Approximately 14 miles northeast of Nanjing’s city center lies Qixia Mountain, one of China’s top spots for viewing fall foliage.
In addition to those noted above, other attractions include the Qinhuai Scenic Area which offers a look inside the Confucius Temple and the Imperial Examination Hall, along with traditional boat rides on the Qinhuai River, shopping and street food, and more.