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The Grand Mansion, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Nanjing Participated In The 15th Dragon Boat Challenge

June 27, 2015 Luxury Hotels No Comments Print Print Email Email

3To celebrate the annual Dragon Boat Festival, associates of The Grand Mansion, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Nanjing participated in the the 15th Foreign-invested Enterprises Dragon Boat Challenge, which was unveiled at the historic Mochou Lake in Nanjing recently.  This is also one of the team team-building activities of the hotel team as they put on the final touches to get ready to open the hotel later this year.

“Dragon Boat Race is a traditional Chinese team paddling sport, showcasing teamwork and enterprising spirit,” said Mr. Alvaro Rautenberg, general manager of The Grand Mansion, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Nanjing.  “What a great activity for the team to be part of, to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, demonstrate team camaraderie and get ready for the opening of the hotel!”


The Dragon Boat challenge in Nanjing can be traced back to 2001, and is one of China’s best known and the oldest Dragon Boat Races. The challenge aims to build a platform for cultural exchanges between East and West and to encourage more foreign-invested enterprises to join in the race. The Dragon Boat Challenge aims to promote Chinese traditional culture, and in the meantime, to inject new vitality into this historic city. Through the years, the Dragon Boat Challenge has become a signature of Nanjing and an annual must-join grand event, which has attracted more and more leading foreign companies in various industries to join in the race.


This year, 22 teams struck the water with their paddles in this fierce competition. The team from The Grand Mansion, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nanjing put on a good show and perfectly demonstrated the spirit of teamwork.

With an elegant, contemporary design by I.M Pei and HBA befitting its auspicious setting next to the Presidential Palace, The Grand Mansion, a Luxury Collection® Hotel, Nanjing will offer discerning global travelers exclusive access to exceptional experiences and uncompromising luxury when it opens in August this year.


Situated in a historic location at the crossing of Changjiang Road and Dongjian Road, The Grand Mansion offers both business and leisure guests a convenient base from which to discover the city and its rich history.  Each of the 158 guest rooms, including 15 exquisite suites and a stunning Presidential Suite spanning an impressive 415 square meters, incorporates an eclectic blend of international furniture and exquisite works of art and artifacts along with refined comforts and convenient amenities. The hotel also offers a variety of epicurean experiences including The Traveler’s Library and Xi Lounge, Xuan Ling Ge, the hotel’s signature Chinese restaurant, and The Atrium all-day-dining restaurant.

The Grand Mansion also offers a range of leisure facilities such as a fitness centre, indoor heated pool, and luxurious spa services, as well as flexible meeting and event spaces.

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