West Lake State Guesthouse in Hangzhou is the official designated hotel where the Chinese state leaders met and hosted state dinners with foreign heads of states during the G20 Hangzhou Summit and the BRICS Leaders Meeting.
The hotel is located at the heart of the West Lake Scenic Area and is therefore known as “the West Lake within the West Lake”. Nestled between the mountain and the lake, it covers an area of 360,000 m2 and a lake shoreline of over 2000 meters. All the famous tourist attractions of Hangzhou are within 30 minutes’ drive of the hotel. Staying here, guests can enjoy a close-up view of “Spring Dawn at Su Causeway” and a distant view of “Leifeng Pagoda in Evening Glow”, or walk for a few minutes to “Huagang Fish Pond” or “Quyuan Lotus Garden”.
Chairman Mao Zedong drafted the first Constitution of the People’s Republic of China here. He stayed in the hotel for a grand total 27 times, giving this place special historic significance. Prominent foreign political figures and celebrities including former US President Richard Nixon and former South African President Nelson Mandela have both stayed here. The hotel has witnessed important historic events. For example, the octagonal pavilion here was where the China-US Joint Communiqué was initialed.
The hotel is elegant in style. Rooms are luxurious yet cozy with great views. The hotel is also known for hosting state dinners. For successive years Ziwei Hall has been ranked among the Top 50 Chinese Restaurants. There are sophisticated meeting facilities, yachts, concert hall, cinema, SPA as well as teahouses with distinctive local flavor. This is the perfect place to get a unique experience featuring a leisurely lifestyle at one of the world’s cultural heritage sites.