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Fairmont Nanjing
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Nanjing is considered one of the Four Furnaces in China. Temperatures in the summer can reach a high of 32 degrees Celsius in July and August while the winter temperatures stay moderate at 0-10 degrees Celsius during December and January.

Cash & Credit Credits

Most major hotels and shopping malls accept Visa, China Union Pay and MasterCard. If you have mobile payments, find Alipay, WeChat pay and Apple pay accepted at selected vendors. However it’s always recommended to carry a little bit of cash (RMB) in China especially for taxis, snack vendors and smaller businesses.


Financial institutions will provide a credible rate of exchange when switching your currency for Chinese Yuan (RMB). A passport is necessary for currency exchange at any bank. The hotel's Front Desk can also assist with exchanging small amounts of foreign currencies. An ATM that provides currency exchange for US Dollars to Chinese Yuan can also be found on the 1st floor lobby of the hotel.

Electrical Current

All rooms and suites at Fairmont Nanjing have electrical outlets compatible with China, Australia and New Zealand sockets. Outlets are generally 220V and there is a 3-prong standard and 2-prong standard. It’s always recommended to bring a portable electrical adapter. Contact our Front Desk if you’d like to borrow one during your stay.

Passport & Visa requirements

A passport is required for all visitors to China. Acquiring a visa before you arrive in China is required. Check with your embassy for specific requirements on how to apply for a Chinese visa before you land. Recently the government has allowed in-transit customers to apply for a visa upon landing at certain airports. See if you qualify for this special visa by clicking here. Hong Kong and Taiwan residents can use their special China Return Entry Visa card to enter the country.

Time Zone

All of China follows CST (China Standard Time) which is 8 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time.

Public Holidays in 2016

A few select holidays in China land on different dates from year to year such as Chinese New Year, Rice Dumpling Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival. Please take note of dates for future years. Note that the date in brackets is the period of time on when that holiday lands.

New Year’s Day                                Jan 1 (Jan 1-3)
Chinese New Year                             Feb 8 (Feb 7-13)
Tomb Sweeping Festival (Qingming)    Apr 4 (Apr 2-4)
Labour Day (May Day)                        May 1
Dragon Boat (Rice Dumpling Festival)  Jun 9 (Jun 9-11)
Mid-Autumn Day                                Sep 15 (Sep 15-17)
National Day                                     Oct 1 (Oct 1-3)