Hotel And Resorts / August 9, 2018 / Lyra Clemens
On the other side of the world is Chengdu. Have you heard of it? It’s the fourth largest city in China and home to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding—with nonstop service on United Airlines from San Francisco. Travelers find visits to the research base mesmerizing, and Swire’s new Temple House Hotel is the place to stay while checking it out.
The chic little speakeasy Nokku is a bona fide singles’ den, with a crowd ready to get up to all sorts of hijinks by 10:30. For more sedate entertainment, there’s always room at the lobby bar or at Point Royal seafood restaurant or the courtyard scene across the skywalk for wine by the glass or a microbrew scene, and Latin-flavored music and Intracoastal Waterway views.