Opulent style and exceptional service are hallmarks of the Singapore-based Shangri-La chain, and the Chengdu property delivers both. From the moment you walk into the expansive marble lobby there is always a cheerful employee nearby to offer assistance. On the first floor are the international fusion restaurant Café Z, which serves a great breakfast, and Mooney's Irish Pub, a popular nighttime gathering spot for Chengdu expats. The Qi Spa is worth the splurge.
9 Binjiang Dong Rd., Chengdu, 610021, China