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Centre Hotel (Nanjing)

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Town or city  Nanjing
Completed  1930
Country  China
Phone  +86 25 8315 0888
Centre Hotel (Nanjing)
Address  237 Zhongshan E Rd, Xuanwu Qu, Nanjing Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China, 210002
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The Centre Hotel (Chinese: 中央饭店; pinyin: Zhōngyãng fàndiàn) building, which was built in the late 1920s, is located at No.237, Zhongshan East Road, Nanjing, China, and it is still called the Centre Hotel today. Facing south, the 3-storey Centre Hotel is a hybrid structure building designed in Western style, covering an area of 5,650 square metres and the gross floor area is 10,057 square metres. The Centre Hotel, being one of the best-known hotels in Nanjing (the capital of China during the Republic of China era) in the 1930s and 1940s, was famous for Western food. On June 10, 2006, it was listed in the third batch of Nanjing culture relics protection units.

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History

In January 1930, the Centre Hotel officially opened. The Centre Hotel hosted many celebrities over the years, such as Zhang Xueliang (Chinese: 张学良), Zhou Enlai (Chinese:周恩来), Zhu De (Chinese:朱德), Ye Jianying (Chinese: 叶剑英), Long Yun (Chinese: 龙云) (the military-political leader of Yunnan Province), Mei Lanfang (Chinese: 梅兰芳), leaders of overseas Chinese, Situ Meitang (Chinese: 司徒美堂) (the chairman of The China Zhi Gong Party) and John Leighton Stuart (US Ambassador). After the fall of Nanjing, the Centre Hotel was taken over by the PLA. In 1995, the Logistics Department of Nanjing Military Region moved out the residents. In the same year, the Shandong Zhicheng (Hong Kong) Interior Design Company renovated the Centre Hotel on the basis of maintaining its original look. On August 18, the construction was completed. The Centre Hotel reopened on September 19. The well-known politician Cheng Siyuan, Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, provided the calligraphy for the inscription of the hotel name.

Today, the cast iron balconies of the Centre Hotel’s guest rooms facing south and streets are still in their original condition of the Republican period. The stairs, handrails, balustrades and the floor boards of most rooms stay the same. With the construction area of 10318 square metres, the Centre Hotel has 117 rooms of different kinds which are well-equipped with support facilities.

Overview

Located at Xinjiekou, the bustling commercial center of Nanjing, Central Hotel is an elegantly decorated and fully equipped luxury business hotel. With a floor space of 38,000 m2, the hotel has accommodation, catering, swimming pool, fitness center, beauty salon, shop and special facilities for large-scale convention and banquet. It is one of the oldest high-star-rated hotels in Nanjing, and was an important training base for hotel industry managers in China.

Its grand opening took place on January 8, 1993. At the same time, it was granted to be a four-star-rated tourist hotel by China National Tourism Administration. In early 2006, its ownership was changed, and the hotel has been managed by Nanjing Easttean Hotel Management and Consultation Company LTD ever since. With the completion of the overall renovation of service facilities by the end of September, 2009, the hotel has taken on a new look. With a 28-metre-high sky lobby as its axis, the hotel shows a new image symbolizing a warm castle embracing the sun. To create its own service brand, the hotel has been launching a strategic project in the recent years. Etiquette Action as its name, the project requires all the staff to actively find the needs of the guests and to give them surprise afterwards. The project has been well received by the guests. Meanwhile, more and more praises make the hotel confident in creating this service brand, and become a motivation for the hotel to offer its guests more surprises. In March, 2010, the hotel was granted to be upgraded to a five-star-rated tourist hotel by China National Tourist Hotel Star-rating Committee.

Transportation

The hotel is accessible within walking distance east of Daxinggong Station of Nanjing Metro.

References

Centre Hotel (Nanjing) Wikipedia


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