Need To Know
55, including two penthouse suites.
Midday, but may be flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $192.02 (CNY1,200), excluding tax at 15 per cent.
Rates include continental breakfast.
Jia sources its spa services from the nearby Shui Spa, which has talented Filipino therapists available for in-room treatments. Traditional tui-na massages are available too.
At the hotel
Spa and massage treatments, gym, free WiFi throughout, free laundry room. In rooms: kitchenettes with microwaves, flatscreen TV, DVD player, iPod-compatible sound system, minibar, Jia-brand jasmine and ginseng toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
The Penthouse Plus has the biggest wow factor, with its rock-star proportions, a DJ booth, Jacuzzi tub, full kitchen facilities, and a personal butler in attendance. The corner suites, however, are the Smiths’ top pick, with the fourth floor our favourite for the views from their balconies. These rooms have a cosy apartment feel, only with added glam thanks to the Versace-esque Bisazza mosaic feature walls in the big bathrooms, and the retro pop-art photo prints of Chinese food labels on the walls.
Don’t bother bringing a notepad – you’ll find a cute and collector-worthy custom-made notebook waiting for in your room. Don’t worry about games, either – each room in Jia includes a set of traditional Chinese board games to while away the evenings.
At Jia, you can be as self-sufficient or as pampered as you like, thanks to the kitchen ‘pod’ area in each room, and the free-to-use laundry room that means you can pack light, then wash and wear as your wish.
Although the hotel is decidedly adult-orientated, extra beds are available free.