Funny smells, stained floors and carpet, hard beds, and lots of smokers sums up our experience at the Southern Airlines Pearl International. Air conditioning stuggles with the heat and facilities are generally worn and sad. Handed down from Kempinski, the hotel has seen better days and is seriously in need of a refit. However, the staff works hard, the breakfast buffet is okay and for the right price could be a jumping off point for the wonders of XinJiang. However, try not to spend more that one night.