Best Hotels for a Family Holiday

Luxury China Getaways

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Even in Shanghai there is a wonderful array of options on your doorstep and you can avoid the stress of the airport and escape to the spa whilst your child is occupied at a kid’s club. Beyond Shanghai, there are some wonderful hotels in China which are tailored to family bliss.
In Shanghai luxury is right there on your door step. There are a wide range of phenomenal kid’s friendly hotels in Shanghai. The Ritz-Carlton ticks all of these boxes with its fantastic Art Deco design. There are a wide range of Kids’ weekend activities, in-room bath amenities, and choice of either in-room tent experience or extra beds. The hotel has a wide range of child friendly Ritz kids’ door hangers, rubber ducks, bracelets, children’s passports and even a printed gift goody bag.

For the parents there are blissful spa options and one of the best vantages in Shanghai from Flair on the 58th floor. The Ritz-Carlton offers fantastic options upon the Pudong side. It is also above a fantastic luxury IFC mall that is host to a number of fantastic restaurants. If you want to go for an outing for the family, the Shanghai aquarium is in the immediate vicinity as well as the obvious vantage of the Shanghai Tower.
Chongming Island

Located at the mouth of the Yangtze River and the East China Sea, Chongming Island is the world’s largest alluvial river island. Sparsely developed and dotted with organic farms, rural villages, national parks and wetlands, it is a coveted retreat destination for Shanghai urban dwellers seeking fresh air, nature adventures and excellent dining that uses local ingredients. The island is conveniently linked to the mainland by a tunnel and bridge, and is just a 60-minute drive from downtown Shanghai.

The Hyatt is the first international upscale hotel on the ecologically rich island of Chongming. As the only resort destination to offer pristine landscapes and nature-based experiences so close to the Shanghai metropolis. “We are committed to exceeding the expectations of our business and leisure guests with great facilities, exciting dining options and innovative events venues,” said Ms. Amane Karazawa, the Hotel Manager of Hyatt Regency Chongming.

Hyatt Regency Chongming is also the first Hyatt hotel in China to introduce a pet-friendly programme, with 25 dedicated dog-friendly rooms complete with enclosed outdoor courtyards and special canine comforts. The Hyatt Regency has Kid’s Clubs and the Hotel provides indoor and outdoor playgrounds, which are great for spending time with the children after a busy working week. The hotel celebrates nature with a well-landscaped large park, good for long walks or cycling. You can also feed goats, geese, swans and see scores of different birds.

Wuzhen has lots going for it – just 90-minutes away from Shanghai by car, a classic water town area, and some nice variety. It’s basically a weekend with a little culture, local snacks, canal side walks and with a touch of luxury – we’ll get to that later.

Wuzhen itself is conveniently divided into different districts, each one of them specialising in traditional workshops district, local homes and guesthouses, the traditional culture district, food and beverage district, and shopping.

When you go for a visit, you mainly want to get to the Eastern area – filled with folk performances such as shadow plays, Huagu Opera, martial arts performances on boats, and bamboo pole climbing – while the Western area has been rebuilt and renovated, resulting in WeChat-picture-perfect snaps of colonnades, small bridges, balconies, piers and what have you. all you need to do as a family is stroll around and you’ll be greeted with foodie attractions, cultural sights, and of course a canal-boat ride.

The accommodation choice is where the luxury comes in, thanks to the newly finished Alila Wuzhen. Inspired by Wuzhen’s maze of quiet canals and ancient alleyways, Alila Wuzhen is your little oasis – they even have pool villas, wrapped around private courtyards and intertwining waterways. Just an hour and a half from Shanghai, it’s a quaint getaway with something for everyone.
Hangzhou is one of China’s seven ancient capitals and has rich history that can be traced back over 2,200 years. Today there is still the remnants of that great history and you can easily be lost in the beauty of a simple walk around the perimeter of the West Lake but there is so much more around the countryside areas as well as the wonderful pagodas that you will surely encounter on your trip.

If you choose to stay centrally then why not explore the JW Marriott Hotel Hangzhou. It has all of the features that a family and the JW Marriott Hangzhou service always pride themselves upon the family friendly atmosphere. The service is perfect for family and will provide any individual family requirements that their customers require. The upgraded family package will include a 1 day stay at JW Deluxe room which will include daily breakfast for 2 adults and 1 child under 6 years old, kids welcome goody bag upon arrival and complimentary usage of fitness center and swimming pool as well as a tent for your children’s enjoyment.

Their central location is ideal for family and it is perfect for some short cultural family escapades to the pagodas outside. After a relaxing day of excursions and exploration then why not retreat and take respite in one of their four restaurants: Asia Bistro, Manho Chinese Restaurant, Manho Club, Cru steak house, with a range of menus and styles, your child will eat healthily and heartily. Or let your kid splash in the child friendly 25 metre pool whilst you escape to the jacuzzi or the 24 hour fitness centre which is equipped with a sauna to warm you up during those winter months. There is also a fantastic velocity sports bar that offers billiards and darts, the perfect way to round off an eventful day. The executive lounge offers a wonderful vantage of the West Lake views and represents ideal central location for a family getaway and offers the perfect juxtaposition to Shanghai urban life.

St Regis Sagna
Families are encouraged to explore the Meditation Plant Garden and find the corresponding plants or explore the fishing terrace, or venture along the crystal river that is surrounded by forest. Under the professional supervision, family and guests are taken on a journey into the outdoor lifestyle and away from their city stresses. St Regis Sanya have tailored their hotel to keeping your children busy. At The St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort the beautiful surroundings offer a lot of opportunities for children to explore. Whether that be catching crabs in the Mangrove forest or unwinding in the beachfront golf putting course. Where children as young as three can become the Rory Mcllroy of the future.

Children staying with their parents will receive a copy of the booklist in their guestrooms and can easily borrow any of the listed books through the personalized St. Regis Butler Service to access a truly enjoyable reading experience. If Children wish to take more books, they can visit the library in the Children’s Club. Furthermore under professional supervision there is a wide range of exciting water sports, paddle boats and snorkeling that children can partake in through the Children’s Club and around their expansive family pool.

Families are encouraged to explore the Botanical Garden and find the corresponding plants or explore the fishing terrace, or venture along the crystal river that is surrounded by forest. Under the professional supervision, family and guests are taken on a journey into the outdoor lifestyle and away from their city stresses.
Yalong Bay Sanya ( Marriott)
Situated on the pristine white sands of China’s premier holiday destination Yalong Bay Sanya caters for a variety of children’s tastes whether that be through their outstanding kid’s club which are available to children up to the ages of six years old. They also provide a tropical escape from the stresses of city life. They have beach views so your child can play on the beach and swim in the ocean as well as retreat to the hotel pool which is designed by Singaporean architects Wilson & Associates to provide that little bit more for all the family.

Yalong Bay is specifically designed to suit the requirements of the expat family and there is not only a range of educational activities available in the kids club but teenagers can also play tennis at all times on the floodlit courts as well as a full range age apropriate water sports available to the whole family. Why not learn to play golf on the neighboring green at the Yalong Bay Golf Club, one of the finest course in Asia.

For sightseeing, Sanya’s tropical surroundings have much to offer. Whether soaring Buddhist temples or natural lush landscapes there is something for everyone. Those searching for excitement might want to try their hand at the wide variety of water sports including scuba diving, rafting, surfing and windsurfing. With all these features, it is no wonder that Sanya Marriott Yalong Bay Resort & Spa is also the venue of choice for events, meetings and conventions. One visit to Sanya Marriott Yalong Bay Resort & Spa and you’ll never want to leave.