Howard Johnson IFC Plaza Ningbo, the first five-star international hotel in the Ningbo East New Town, is an integral part of the Ningbo International Finance Center. Looking out into a vast expanse of dynamic metropolis activities, the hotel beckons the sophisticated traveler with a range of first-class features: well-appointed accommodation, personalized service, excellent location and accessibility to important facilities for conducting business or simply appreciating what the city has to offer as a vacation destination. Howard Johnson IFC Plaza Ningbo boasts strategic location. A comfortable 25-minute drive to and from the Ningbo Lishe International Airport and 20 minutes to the Ningbo Railway Station, the hotel offers travelers on a hectic schedule easy connection when traveling in and out of the city. The International Convention and Exhibition Center, International Shipping Center and the future municipal government offices are within walking distance. A short drive takes guests to the Tianyi Square Shopping Center, Hey Avenue Shopping Center and the Ningbo Old Bund for an experience of the sights of old European architecture lining this vibrant harbor. The hotel features 223 modern rooms and suites, providing comfortable elbow room and the latest conveniences in a space marked by understated elegance. Guests enjoy wired and Wi-Fi high-speed internet access, premium television programming on an LED TV, individually controlled air conditioning, complimentary coffee and tea replenished daily, mute and environmental mini bar, a bathroom with separate bathtub and shower stall with rain forest shower. For utmost sleeping comfort, guests may choose from a pillow menu which features ten types - from super-soft to the non-allergenic kind. In three restaurants, a wine and cigar bar and the lobby lounge, guests have numerous options for personal dining and entertainment. The much celebrated dishes of the Mediterranean region form the centerpiece of the buffet spread and a la carte menu at the Riviera All-day Dining Restaurant along with specialties from South East Asia and a sprinkling of fusion Chinese cuisine. Yi Xuan Chinese Restaurant delights with all-time favorite Cantonese dishes and authentic local flavors that include the seafood specialties of Ningbo in a stylish main dining area and in nineteen posh private rooms. Kaiseki cuisine highlights the menu at the Tachibana Japanese Restaurant which also features five private rooms for intimate dining and two teppanyaki rooms. Charm Bar is an exclusive lounge where the sophisticated individual can indulge in a wide selection of imported wines and cigars while within the relaxing atmosphere of the lobby, Pavilion Lobby Lounge serves delicious snacks and creative cocktail drinks. The Grand Ballroom is a 600 sq m pillar-less space perfect for conferences, product launches, seminars, wedding receptions and parties celebrating any kind of special occasion. Four function rooms take in smaller to mid-size groups. These facilities are supported by a range of sophisticated audio-visual equipment, meeting aids, WiFi internet service and creative culinary options for meals and coffee breaks. A full staff - trained in servicing the requirements for successful events - provides full support from planning to assist with post-event activities.