When famous explorer, Marco Polo first visited Hangzhou, he coined it the finest and most beautiful city in the world.
The city holds many appointments. It is the capital of Zhejiang Province, one of China’s National Garden Cities and one of the country’s Seven Ancient Capitals. The West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers an unparalleled view that stops one’s breath.
Stay at the Ascott Raffles City Hangzhou and witness this historical splendour up close. The 179-unit serviced residence is part of the Raffles City Hangzhou integrated development, nestled within the central business district of the Qianjiang New Town, surrounded by modern offices and a major shopping mall.
From the residence, famous restaurants are a short stroll away. Tuck into Hangzhou’s delicious and delicate dishes, known for their light flavours, pleasing presentations and traditional cooking methods. Iconic plates include West Lake Fish in Sweet and Sour Sauce and Braised Dongpo Pork.
To feel close to nature, spend your afternoon in the 230-hectare Hangzhou Botanical Garden. A kaleidoscope of flowers greets you upon entry, and the many species of plants from bamboos to Yulan trees and osmanthus provides the best backdrops for memorable photographs.
Tea lovers must make a stop at the China National Tea Museum, where tea exhibits and teaware are available. The Tea Customs Hall is where you can discover tea etiquettes as observed by natives in Sichuan, Tibet, Fujian, Guang Dong and many more provinces.
After a day of exploring, the amenities at the Ascott Raffles City Hangzhou will surely relax and prepare you for a good night’s rest.