Sofitel Legend People's Grand Hotel

Location: Xi'an, Sichuan & Central China | China

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Standing proud and tall in historic Xi’an with its in-your-face French Art Deco architecture, the Sofitel Legend People's Grand Hotel certainly stands out from the ancient city walls and traditional pagodas and offers something a little different. Once home to emperors, Xi’an is every bit as majestic as its history suggests and you can experience the full scale of its grandeur at this boutique hotel, with 24-hour butler service for each room, fine dining and opulent suites.
Perfect forThose looking for the height of luxury close to Xi’an’s attractions
In the know
  • The hotel offers 24 hr Butler service for each room
  • The main restaurant, La Dolce Vita, offers the best of Italian dining
  • Exquisite French Art Deco architecture within the quintessentially Chinese region’s ancient city walls

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  • Chic Design
  • Service & Hospitality
  • Cultural Immersion
  • History & Heritage

Hotel Overview


The Sofitel Legend Peoples Hotel is located within the ancient city walls of Xi’an and is a 15-minute walk from the main attractions, including the lively Muslim Quarter.

ROOMS AT Sofitel Legend People's Grand Hotel

The sumptuous rooms and suites exude sheer luxury and all come with 24-hour butler service so that your every need is catered for. The rooms feature neutral tones and are contrasted with curtains in rich red and green, alongside colourful wall paintings. The rooms’ splendour are down to the thought that has gone into the little details, from the clawfoot tubs in the marble bathrooms to the crystal chandeliers.


Tuck into a classic Italian fare at La Dolce Vita restaurant, which serves hearty and authentic Italian meals for lunch and dinner. It has a wood-fired pizza oven, an open kitchen and a central antipasti table.

The Louis XIII bar, in partnership with Remy Martin, serves rare Louis XIII Fortress Cognac and other special editions, as well as a wide selection of premium liquors and champagnes. The 1953 bar in the lobby has comfortable armchairs which makes it as perfect for afternoon tea as it is for cocktails in the evening – enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with a selection of Asian and western snacks.


The fitness centre has a gym and swimming pool, where you can enjoy beautiful views of the landscaped gardens while working out or doing laps. The garden itself is a gorgeous backdrop for early-morning tai chi classes that you can joinm and afterwards you can enjoy a pot of herbal tea at the serene Chinese pavilion. 

ACTIVITIES AT Sofitel Legend People's Grand Hotel

Thanks to its central location with the ancient city walls, the Sofitel is close to Xi’an’s main highlights. Within walking distance, you’ll find the Terracotta Museum, where the renowned life-size terracotta warriors guard the tomb of China’s first emperor. Nearby, you’ll also find the Drum and Bell Tower, the Wild Goose Pagoda and the Muslim Quarter, where you can sample some delicious street food.

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Hotel location

The Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel is a 45-minute drive from Xi’an Xianyang International Airport.

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