The convenient Holiday Inn Wuhan Riverside is close to Wuhan's iconic landmarks. There's Ming Dynasty-era Qingchuan Pavilion at the foot of scenic Turtle Hill, plus the 52-metre, Yellow Crane Tower from the Three Kingdoms Period across the Yangtze River.
Take a stroll across the 9 arches of the 1.5km-long First Bridge, which spans the point where the Yangtze and Han Rivers converge in front of the hotel. The double-decker bridge was constructed in 1957 and has a 4-lane highway and railway line below.
Escaping to the vast East Lake, 30 minutes' drive away, with its picturesque bays, pagodas and rolling hills. On the way, stop off at Hubei Provincial Museum for the Exhibition Hall packed with national treasures like bronze statues and ancient weapons.
Local restaurants around the hotel serve spicy Hubei cuisine. Sample delicacies like hot dry noodles, fiery-hot duck neck and steamed Hubei Wuchang fish, a type of bream. Hearty, nutritious Xiaotaoyuan soups are made with chicken, spare ribs and duck.