The 5-star Shangri La-Xian is one of the finest hotels in the city, located in the heart of the upscale Yanta district midway between the airport and the city’s historic heart. Blending contemporary luxury with traditional architectural details that hark back to Xian’s ancient Silk Road heritage, the sleek high-rise hotel provides an elegant and serene space to relax. Deluxe rooms are spacious, at more than 400 square feet, with a view over the city skyline or surrounding gardens. Furnished with clean lines and modern flair in a palette of neutrals and rich earth tones, rooms have high-end beds with fine linens, full-size work desk, and a lounge spot with seating in front of floor-to-ceiling windows. Large marble bathrooms have a deep bathtub and separate walk-in rain shower, with premium Shangri-La toiletries. Rounding out the room amenities are high-speed Wi-Fi, an international direct-dial telephone, electronic safe, mini bar, in-room coffee and tea-making facilities. The hotel also offers a spa, fitness center, three restaurants and a lobby lounge, plus an expansive outdoor courtyard area with plenty of seating, both shaded and in the open, amid landscaped gardens and lawns.