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Staying Warm in Chengdu


Chengdu, in China’s southwest, is the 2,300-year-old-capital of Sichuan Province known for its panda reserves, lush green bamboo forests and fiery hot cuisine. Once home to China’s famed Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu, the city boasts a bustling urban center today, with its own brand of pared back cool. This winter, we visited our proud partner, the Grand Hyatt Chengdu designed by tonychi, in the ancient Brocade City (Chengdu was also the production hub for Chinese silks enjoyed by China’s royal elite) and paid homage to the one unifying dining ritual that has been exported the world over: Sichuanese hot pot, a spicy broth stew where diners cook a variety of raw foods, and pair with a subtle dipping sauce.