Earlier this month Crowne Plaza Resort Xishuangbanna opened its doors. Okay, so it’s a Crowne Plaza. You’ve probably been to one. You’ve probably driven past about a million and never noticed them. You’ve probably had some kind of layover stay at one of the many in the world’s airports. So it’s a tad weird to be finding a beautiful looking,
Thai-inspired CP ‘Resort’ in Xishuangbanna in Southwest China’s Yunnan Province slap-bang in the middle of the rain forest.
And bloody nice it looks too. Here’s a slide show below – click on any of the images to launch (Photos courtesy of Crowne Plaza Resort Xishuangbanna):
The vast 190,000 square-meter resort area features an array of different room designs, six food and beverage facilities, golden rice terraces and over 5,000 square meters of meeting space designed by Thai Design firm, P49Deesign. The resort’s 520 rooms feature oversize balconies with views of the resort’s extensive tropical gardens and are individually designed using a number of Southeast Asian elements.
Oh, and it has a temple. Go Intercontinental Hotel Group! Embrace the Buddhism full on!
The Resort is first 5-star internationally branded hotel to open in Jinghong city, Xishuangbanna, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve home to rainforests, nature reserves and elephant parks. Sounds good to me. Sign me up.