It's park-like setting along the river is the first clue that the Parrion offers some personality usually missing from Chinese hotels -- even the good ones. The appointments and details are very nice but you will find some wood, glass and textiles rather than the usual floor-to-ceiling marble and chrome. Someone in the kitchen understands western food rather than merely imitating it. Service is attentive and comes with a big smile rather than the typical stone face. Personal requests are understood and made a priority. You could get used to this quickly. Now if it were only located across the river, steps from ancient street, that would be perfect.