Cathay building initially named Cathay Mansions was established on September 1929, Though going through the hardship for years, the British style architecture of Cathay Building still show the perfect makings of the classics.
Located in the east of the 8th floor, with the largest square measure of 87.2㎡, more than 3m room height, sufficient sunshine and up-market furniture of unique taste, room 818 proved to be tranquil and elegant, in which many politicians and famous person used to live.
Premier Zhou Enlai altogether has lived in Jinjiang Hotel for 15 times to organize and participated in important political meetings and diplomatic activities.
Premier Zhou lived in Room 818 when accompanying Prince Norodom Sihanouk in 1971, receiving U.S. President Nixon and Japan minister Tanaka Kakuei in 1972 and French President Georges Pompidou in 1973.As an easy-going leader, a resourceful diplomat and a talented man of action Premier Zhou Enlai has given great impression to hoteliers. Ms. Deng Yingchao, his wife, also took a group photo with hotel staff for memory at that time.