November 5, 2019

Waldorf Astoria Chengdu

Waldorf Astoria Chengdu

Waldorf Astoria Chengdu (成都华尔道夫酒店) is a luxury hotel located in Chengdu, the capital of China's southwestern province of Sichuan. Waldorf Astoria Chengdu opened in July 2017, making it the third Waldorf Astoria in China. Hilton Worldwide celebrates the opening of Waldorf Astoria Chengdu as its 200th property in Asia-Pacific. Waldorf Astoria is one of the two luxury hotel brands of Hilton Worldwide.



Waldorf Astoria Chengdu forms part of in99 Plaza, a mixed-use development located in the new financial district of Chengdu Hi-Tech Zone. This development also includes office towers, apartment towers, and a high-end mall that houses restaurants and international luxury brands.

Waldorf Astoria Chengdu
Lower Lobby | Waldorf Astoria Chengdu

The interior of Waldorf Astoria Chengdu features an Art Deco-inspired design which was beautifully executed by interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud by combining classic elegance with modern luxury. Some of her works include the Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta and the recently completed renovation of Raffles Singapore.

Waldorf Astoria Chengdu
Lower Lobby & Concierge | Waldorf Astoria Chengdu

Similar to the design of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, guests arriving at the hotel are welcomed by the Concierge at the Lower Lobby and are led to an elevator that will take them to the Sky Lobby located on the 50th floor of the hotel tower.



I rarely take photos inside the elevator but the elevator here at Waldorf Astoria Chengdu really amazed me. The dark colors, geometric patterns and the splashes of gold really captured the art deco inspiration of the brand.


► FLOOR DIRECTORY OF WALDORF ASTORIA CHENGDU

Floor Facilities
52 Wall Street Bar
51 Limited Edition Grill ● Limited Edition SIP Wine Bar
50 Sky Lobby ● Infinite Luck Chinese Restaurant
49 Brasserie 99 ● Peacock Alley
48 Fitness Center ● Swimming Pool ● Spa
33-46* Guestrooms & Suites
1 Lower Lobby
*Access to these floors is limited to checked-in guests only. An electronic key card is required.


Waldorf Astoria Chengdu

Check-in time at Waldorf Astoria Chengdu is at 3:00pm while check-out time is at 12:00pm. I arrived at the hotel around 1:00pm and fortunately, my room was already prepared. The check-in process was quick and efficient. At check-in, I requested a late check-out the following day and I was granted late check-out until 2:00pm.



Waldorf Astoria Chengdu has a total of 289 elegant and spacious guestrooms and suites. Ranging from 50-337 sqm, all rooms and suites here at Waldorf Astoria Chengdu are elegantly furnished and offer guests panoramic views of the city.

Room Category Room Size
(sqm)
Bed
Configuration
Deluxe Room ► 50-55 King or 2-Queens
Deluxe Skyline View Room 53 King or 2-Queens
Deluxe Room with Study 55-57 King
Premier Lifestyle Room 56 King or 2-Queens
One-Bedroom Waldorf Astoria Suite 105 King
One-Bedroom Ambassador Suite 160 King
Two-Bedroom Royal Suite 245 King & King
Two-Bedroom Presidential Suite 377 King & King




Hilton Honors Elite Status Benefit: Space-Available Upgrade

One of the highlights of being a loyal Hilton Honors Elite Member is the benefit of having a possible room upgrade every time you stay in a Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property. This benefit is subject to room availability upon check-in.

Elite Status Space-Available Upgrade Benefit
Gold Elite Gold Hilton Honors Members staying at Waldorf Astoria Chengdu may be upgraded to the next higher room category, except for suites. Please note that like most, if not all, Waldorf Astoria properties, Waldorf Astoria Chengdu neither have an Executive Floor nor Executive Rooms. For the full details, please refer to the Hilton Honors Terms & Conditions.
Diamond Elite Diamond Hilton Honors Members staying at Waldorf Astoria Chengdu are automatically upgraded to the one-bedroom suite category, regardless of the original room category booked. For the full details, please refer to the Hilton Honors Terms & Conditions.





► FEATURED GUESTROOM: DELUXE ROOM



The Deluxe Room is the lead-in room category of Waldorf Astoria Chengdu. The room measures 50 square meters and is available in a King Bed or 2 Queen Beds configuration. The Deluxe Room features an elegantly designed interior and panoramic views of the city.



Here are some of the highlights of the Deluxe Room:
  • 50-55 square meters of luxury
  • interior design by Alexandra Champalimaud
  • 48-inch full HD television with satellite channels
  • Nespresso machine
  • Waldorf Astoria Bed
  • 600 thread count linen sheets and duvet covers
  • walk-in closet
  • marble bathroom with dual vanity
  • separate bathtub and walk-in shower
  • separate water closet with Toto washlet toilet
  • read more ►




► DINING OUTLETS AT WALDORF ASTORIA CHENGDU

Peacock Alley | Waldorf Astoria Chengdu

Waldorf Astoria Chengdu houses six restaurants and bars that bring the dynamic dining scene of New York to Chengdu. Located on the topmost floors of the hotel, diners bask in elegant dining spaces and panoramic views of the city.

Restaurant Dining Experience
Brasserie 99 European-style brasserie that serves as the hotel's all-dining restaurant offering local and international cuisines
Peacock Alley modeled after the New York original, serves light snacks and casual drinks as well as the signature Waldorf Astoria Afternoon Tea
Infinite Luck Chinese Restaurant serves a wide array of Cantonese specialties, has four private dining rooms for family celebrations and business functions
Limited Edition Grill the in-house American grill restaurant which features prime cuts of beef, sustainable seafood, and a magnificent wine list
Limited Edition SIP Wine Bar serves artisanal spirits, craft beers, and fine wines from around the world, features luxurious wooden décor and plush leather seating
Wall Street Bar the rooftop bar located on the 52nd floor serving premium small-batch whiskeys and gins, music curated by the resident DJ




► BREAKFAST VENUES AT WALDORF ASTORIA CHENGDU

Brasserie 99 | Waldorf Astoria Chengdu

  • Breakfast Buffet at Brasserie 99 - Guests who booked a breakfast-inclusive room package can enjoy the breakfast buffet at Brasserie 99. The breakfast is good for up to two registered guests staying in the same room. The breakfast buffet is served daily from 6:30am to 10:00am (until 11:00am during weekends and holidays) Read more ► 
  • In-Room Breakfast - Guests who prefer to have their breakfast in the privacy of their room may opt to order in-room breakfast. Choices include Western and Chinese breakfast dishes.

Breakfast Buffet at Brasserie 99 | Waldorf Astoria Chengdu

Hilton Honors Elite Member Benefit: Complimentary Breakfast

Hilton Honors Gold Members and Hilton Honors Diamond Members enjoy daily complimentary breakfast during their stay at Waldorf Astoria Chengdu as part of their My Way On-Property benefit. The complimentary breakfast benefit extends to a second guest staying together with the Elite Member.

Membership Status Complimentary Breakfast at Brasserie 99
Gold Elite
daily complimentary breakfast at Brasserie 99
- or -
1,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points

Diamond Elite
daily complimentary breakfast at Brasserie 99
- and -
1,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points


In case the Gold Elite Member booked a room rate that already includes breakfast, the Gold Elite Member may opt to receive the 1,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points. This has to be manually selected through the Hilton Honors mobile application 24 hours before your check-in date. Look for Waldorf Astoria under the Account > My Account > MyWay Hotel Benefits section.




► FITNESS & WELLNESS FACILITIES AT WALDORF ASTORIA CHENGDU



All fitness and wellness facilities of Waldorf Astoria Chengdu are conveniently located in the same floor (48th Floor). Available 24 hours a day, the Fitness Center features state-of-the-art workout equipment with integrated monitor displays and music docking stations so you can continuously listen to your favorite playlist while doing your 1 hour run on the treadmill.



The hotel also features a heated indoor swimming pool. With a full length of 25 meters, this Olympic-size swimming pool is ideal for morning laps or a leisurely swim with friends or family. Other wet facilities which guests can enjoy during their stay are the steam room, sauna, ice shower and salt rooms.



The best way to end your adventure or work week in Chengdu is to have an indulgent massage at the Waldorf Astoria Spa. You can choose among classic body massages, body treatments as well as their specially curated spa packages. The spa features spa amenities by June Jacobs and Valmont.




► WALDORF ASTORIA CHENGDU: TRANSPORTATION & DIRECTION



Waldorf Astoria Chengdu is located around 15km from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU), 20km from Chengdu Railway Station, 14.6km from the Chengdu East Railway Station, and 2.4km from Chengdu South Railway Station. The hotel stands along Tianfu Avenue North and is accessible by taxi and subway.


Airport Transfer

  • The most convenient way to get to the hotel from the airport is by taking the hotel's limousine service. The fee is around CNY600.00 per way. 
  • Alternatively, you can also take a taxi from the queue at the arrival area. Taxi fare is around CNY50.00 per way. 
  • Chengdu Airport is also connected to the Chengdu Metro subway network but I don't recommend taking the subway if you have luggage with you.


Railway Station Transfer

  • The nearest railway station is Chengdu South Railway Station which is just a short taxi (2.4km) ride away to the Waldorf Astoria Chengdu. 
  • The majority of high-speed trains arrive at the Chengdu East Railway Station which is 14.6km away from the hotel, about the same distance as the Chengdu Airport. You can arrange a limousine service with the hotel (CNY600 per way) or take the taxi (CNY50.00 per way). 
  • All railway stations in Chengdu are also connected to the Chengdu Metro subway network, but for more convenience, I still recommend that you take a taxi instead.


Moving Around

  • Without carrying your luggage with you, the smartest way to get around Chengdu is by the Chengdu Metro subway. The nearest station to the hotel is the Financial City station of Line 1. All signages inside the Chengdu Metro are in bilingual Chinese and English and are color-coded. 
  • Taxi is, of course, a more convenient way to get around. You can ask the help of the concierge if you don't speak Chinese.





Waldorf Astoria Chengdu
No. 1199 Tianfu Avenue North, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Contact: +86-28-8888-1199
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