Jinling Hotel Nanjing (simplified Chinese: 金陵饭店; traditional Chinese: 金陵飯店; pinyin: Jīnlíng Fàndiàn) is a hotel in Nanjing, China, located near the city's Xinjiekou district. "Jinling" is an old name for Nanjing which is often used to refer to the city in a poetic context. The hotel was Nanjing's first modern hotel managed by Chinese and is still often regarded as the pre-eminent five-star hotel in Nanjing.[citation needed] Jinling Hotel was the highest building in China until 1985, while Baiyun Hotel in Guangzhou built earlier was taller if including its antenna.[1] The hotel also has nine restaurants of differing cuisine types.[2] The Jinling Hotel Nanjing involves in many businesses such as chain fast food restaurants, travel agency services, car rental, communications, and advertising.

Jinling Hotel
Jinling Hotel, Nanjing
General information
Location2 Hanzhong Road
Town or cityNanjing
CountryPeople's Republic of China
OpenedMarch 1983
OwnerJinling Holdings Ltd
Technical details
Floor count37
Design and construction
Other information
Number of rooms585

Jinling Hotel was designed by Palmer & Turner Group,P&T, an architectural firm in Hong Kong. P&T company designed Jinling Hotel's I, II, III phase building and Asia Pacific Tower.

Overview Edit

Location Edit

Jinling Hotel is located on Hanzhong Road, Xinjiekou district, Jiangsu Province, China. Xinjiekou is located in the central of Nanjing and a famous commercial center with over 100 years of history. Jinling hotel is located on the northeastern part of Xinjiekou district.

Environment & Social Responsibility Edit

Jinling Hotel Nanjing Company vigorously carries out environmental protection activities and advocates green consumption and green living. The hotel also spent 16,000 square meters on lawns and ornamental tree planting.

History Edit

Jinling Hotel Nanjing in 2022, World Trade Center (left), Jinling Hotel (center), and Asia Pacific Tower (right)

In 1978, Singaporean Chinese entrepreneur Tao Xinbo wants to build an international standard hotel in his hometown Nanjing catering oversea tourists. Under Tao Xinbo[3]'s effort, Jinling hotel become one of the six largest hotels catering foreign tourists approved by the State Council in 1979. In March 1979, Jinling hotel began its construction and Tao Xinbo invited architect James Kinoshita as designer. After 4 years construction, Jinling Hotel was successfully established on February 21, 1983, and located in the central business district of Nanjing. Jinling Hotel was also the first luxury five-start hotel in Jiangsu Province. Ever since open, JInling Hotel was popular and served hundreds of celebrities and politicians from different countries.

In 1983, the Jinling hotel was the tallest building in China at 110 meters and 37 floors tall. Jinling hotel has created many firsts. It has the first high-speed elevator in China, the first high-rise revolving restaurant in China, and China's first high-rise helipad. Ever since the Jinling hotel's establishment, many foreign media made lots of reports on the construction and opening of Jinling Hotel, including Canada, Britain, and Hong Kong. International media designate Jinling Hotel as the "window of China's reform and opening up[4]”. At that time, Jinling Hotel was a mystery to Nanjing residents. The average price for a night was $90, and the only way for residents to know about Jinling Hotel was to buy tickets to visit the high-rise revolving restaurant, Xuan Gong. Jinling Hotel paid off its capital construction debts of US$45 million in only 10 years.

In May 1997, Jinling Hotel Phase II, the Nanjing World Trade Center was completed and started operation. The Nanjing World Trade Canter was 17 floors tall.

In October 2013, Jinling Hotel Phase III, the main building of Asia Pacific Tower was completed. Thus, Jinling Hotel Nanjing became the largest hotel complex in Jiangsu Province. The Asia Pacific Tower has a total of 53 floors and a height of 243 meters.

Awards Edit

  • “Model Water Saving Hotel” Award[5]
  • in January 2011, won "Best Civilized Unit in Jiangsu Province[6]” Award as the only winner among the hotel industry enterprises.
  • In 2019, Jinling Hotel was listed as one of the "20 best hotels to travel" by Money News.[7]
  • In September 2021, the Jinling Hotel Corporation won China Quality Awards[8] the highest recognition.

Notable events Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Jinling Hotel Nanjing Introduction". Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2009-12-27.
  2. ^ "Jinling Hotel, Nanjing Expat entry". Retrieved 2010-02-25.
  3. ^ "Introduction of Tao Xinbo".
  4. ^ "Jinling Hotel Nanjing Official Website".
  5. ^ "Honors&Awards".
  6. ^ "江苏省国资委 金陵饭店 南京金陵饭店入选首批"国家级文明旅游示范单位"". jsgzw.jiangsu.gov.cn. Retrieved 2022-04-26.
  7. ^ "20 Amazing Hotels in the 20 Best Places to Travel to Right Now". Money. Retrieved 2022-04-26.
  8. ^ "Activites [sic]". www.caq.org.cn. Retrieved 2022-04-19.
  9. ^ "南京金陵饭店购物中心". www.11467.com. Retrieved 2022-04-26.
  10. ^ "百度安全验证". wappass.baidu.com. Retrieved 2022-04-26.

External links Edit

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