We were originally booked to stay at the Intercontinental Kunming but due to a government event, the whole place was booked out. So we had to change our hotel to Hualuxe. We are Spire Elite members
so wished to stay in an IHG group hotel, and Hualuxe fit the bill. We were hesitant at first as we have never tried a Hualuxe hotel, but it's location was near to Intercontinental which was near Dianchi lake which we wanted to be.
We were pleasantly surprised with Hualuxe. It is not as luxuriously as Intercontinental but it comes close. We were upgraded from Club King to a suite on arrival. It was a lovely suite, but was really warm. The room was not cooled down for arrival, and it was sitting without aircon facing the afternoon sun. After we blasted the aircon, but the room refuses to cool down. In the end we had to leave the balcony doors to the room open during the night. A call to the reception asking them to check it while we were out did not change anything. I didn't pursue it further as it was just easier to leave doors open to cool the room. Thankfully it was freezing at night so the room cooled down.
We also checked out the club lounge, the staff there was warm and helpful, food wise was alright, a few good selection but quite lacklustre compared to Intercontinental's club lounge. [Less]