China’s new Conrad Xiamen is a taste of the high life, Fujian style
The unique twin-sail-shaped Shimao Straits Tower has become instantly recognizable in the skyline of China’s Xiamen Island. Inspired by plum blossom, the city’s flower, it stands 969 feet above the water’s edge, its glassy surface catching the light. Conrad Xiamen, Conrad’s latest landmark project, is its sixth hotel in China, and a flagship location in the Fujian province. Set in the bustling Siming Central business district, the hotel is within easy reach of the Water Visitor Platform, Baicheng Beach, Xiamen University and Nanputuo Temple.

Occupying the 37th to 54th floors, the Conrad Xiamen is a masterclass in contemporary design. The sharply defined lines and minimalistic aesthetic is softened by textured wooden surfaces and a palette of autumnal tones that range from beached wood to shades of rich nutmeg.

It’s the sort of interior that will resonate with the seasoned traveler; each of the 241 guest rooms is fitted with a walk-in wardrobe and hydrotherapy shower. Tired minds will instantly retreat from the city below with treatments in the Conrad Spa, or once relaxing in the bathroom with its swathes of marble and granite. That being said, the panoramic view of the ocean and Gulangyu Island means you won’t want to switch off from the surroundings for long; but is the view best soaked up from the 82-foot indoor pool or the Jacuzzi?

If all those thoughts of the ocean blue have you hankering for seafood, book a table at Coast Bar & Grill, one of the highest bars in Xiamen. The diverse restaurant offering at Conrad Xiamen includes Cantonese and Fujian delicacies at Lucheng, Asian-Western fusion at Pier 38 and even Parisian patisserie at French Kiss. Not to be missed, though is High Tea at Plush, followed by cocktails at nightfall. A taste of the high life indeed.


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