Jiangyou, Sichuan, China
Located about an hour’s drive northeast of Chengdu in the city of Jiangyou, the Hongtai Hotel is a comfortable, full-service hotel. Air-conditioned guest rooms are furnished in a palette of earth tones, with glass-topped desks, wall-mounted flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, and quality beds with fluffy white cotton duvets. Marble bathrooms have raised rectangular basins, walk-in showers, bathrobes and slippers. A spacious public lounge features stuffed sofas and oversized chairs, a large screen TV and game tables for mahjongg, chess and poker. As Jiangyou is not a tourist-focused city, Western travelers are few, and guests here will enjoy an authentic encounter with local life in China not available to most visitors.