Popular with Chinese tour groups and Hong Kong business travelers, this gleaming white tower offers first-rate views of the snowcapped Heavenly Mountains (Tian Shan). For the best views, request a room on the east side. Though not huge, standard rooms are tastefully appointed, with ample closet space, though beds are are on the hard side. The lobby bar, while straight out of the '70s, makes surprisingly good cocktails. The breakfast buffet, though not overflowing
with Western options, has enough, including fresh fruit.