Truly enjoyed our excellent stay. The hotel was very chic, modern, comfortable, a true five-star, at a slight discount (about 25%) from comparable Western brand hotels. However one caveat, we spoke some very basic Mandarin, without which the stay would have been challenging. Most staff spoke little English, and most signage were in Chinese only. The hotel seems to cater to wealthy domestic travellers rather than foreign tourists.
ROOM: We stayed in a "Digital" room, true to the photos, uber futuristic looking, very chic, very thoughtfully decorated. It was a very spacious room, with open concept bathroom area, and a round bathtub in the living room area. Overall, the room was comfortable, luxurious feeling space. The complimentary snacks/fruit and mini-bar was a nice touch
LOCATION: Quite conveniently located. Subway stops on 3 different lines are within walking distance, Up-scale/western shopping centres and lots of nice restaurants in the immediate vicinity, plenty of more economical/local dining options just a few minute walk away. The super busy Dongmen shopping area (mostly locals) and the shopping area next to the Luohu crossing (mostly tourist traps) are both about 15 minutes walk from the hotel.
Service – Front-desk staff were friendly, though as noted spoke very little English. Housekeeping staff were diligent and accommodating (of our night-owl schedule). The buffet breakfast was a bit haphazard.