Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas’ has opened its third resort in China – Anantara Emei Resort & Spa – the first and only luxury international hotel in this corner of southwest China.
Opening a window to China’s ethereal beauty and cultural mystique, the new 150-room resort resides at the foot of majestic Emei Mountain in Sichuan Province.
Mount Emei is a mecca for pilgrims, nature and culture buffs.
Translating as “lofty”, this majestic mountain is the highest of China’s Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains and a UNESCO World Heritage Site of legendary sanctuaries, ancient trees, waterfalls, streams and springs.
Anantara Emei offers 90 guest rooms, 40 pavilions and 20 villas of luxurious oriental design, a host of signature comforts, and lush garden or tranquil lake views.
Guests desiring the pinnacle of indulgence can choose villas with a private pavilion, along with a Jacuzzi bath or swimming pool.
Dining options in the resort include Jinyi serving regional recipes from Sichuan and Guangdong; Cultivar, a stylish all day dining restaurant offering Chinese and European cuisines; the lobby lounge, Xueji, the ideal meeting place for seasonal refreshments and light bites which opens onto a terrace with a scenic view; and Yunshang Wine Cellar serving a fine selection of wines, gourmet snacks, spirits and cigars, as well as special degustation menus.
The resort’s pool is home to a swim-up bar and cosy salas.
For guests seeking personalised and differentiated dining experiences, Anantara’s signature Dining by Design can always find their needs and wants perfectly fulfilled.
For cooking enthusiasts or those interested in taking home Sichuan recipes, Anantara’s cooking classes – ‘Spice Spoons’ – offer the ideal opportunity to explore local food markets, as well as to participate in the food preparation process with guidance from the Sichuan cuisine sous Chef.
Outside of the resort, culinary enthusiasts can savour a taste of local life at Haochi Street in downtown Emei and visit an old farmhouse where tofu is traditionally made.
Facilities at the resort include a tropical outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, a fitness centre, table tennis and outdoor tennis courts, along with yoga and Tai Chi classes.
In addition to a children’s pool, a children’s club and games room ensure that younger guests are happily entertained with arts, crafts and games.