Posted Sep 1, 2016 on Hotels
The staff here was very impressive. For only a little bit more money than the cheapest area hotels, you get staff that remember your name, reach out to you, help you in many ways. We even got a personal tour of the hotel facilities. (Ex. We were shown their rooftop garden which supplies the restaurant on the top floor.) No quality is lost during hand-offs between different shifts of staff. Everyone seems fully aware of what happened on earlier shifts and is equally capable. We interacted mostly with non-Chinese staff that must have been picked from around the world for their unusually good communication and service skills. -- We were guests about two weeks before the big G20 conference here. It's possible we got better staff than this hotel normally has, but this staff had been at this location for at least several months, so you too might find equally impressive staff at other times.
The breakfast buffet was pretty extensive. It included food from a variety of cultures.
We've found in our limited time in China that hotels tend to be fairly affordable unless you ask for extras like laundry, food, snacks, etc. Our sense is that this hotel was no exception. If you're blessed with ample income, you probably won't flinch at the price of the optional extras in China. If you are not, you can probably happily explore for VERY affordable options in town.