Preface - I have 82 weeks on the ground in China and have stayed at maybe 3 dozen hotels across too many provinces and cities. This hotel may rate as the best hotel I have stayed at in all of China and certainly in Hunan Province for sure. It is a modern, very Western style hotel that is clean and full of amenities. The staff is fully bi-lingual English/Mandarin which is helpful. All the hotel restaurants are elegant, clean and "Westerner stomach safe." The decor is new, everything worked as it should, it is across the street from a large Bank of China branch so changing money is easy (if not fast). Changsha is a 2nd tier city that has truly expanded, grown
and modernized in the last 5 years even if the rest of Hunan is pretty 3rd worldish.
I took the MagLev from Shenzhen to Changsha (we need these trains in the USA)
to meet some folks for business purposes and they suggested this hotel. A hidden
gem for sure, I can easily write that the amenities, location, staff, etc., make this
an easy choice for the the Western businessman and the best hotel in China I have
every stayed at in the 14 years I have traveled to the Middle Kingdom.More