- 2D1N stay for 2 for $880 (rrp. $1,830)
- 2D1N stay + dinner buffet for 2 for $1,060 (rrp. $2,219)
Hotel at a glance
Looking over the Pearl River, the hotel rises above Guangzhou’s urban cityscape in a towering figure of shimmering glass, while at its base, four pillars frame an expansive lobby illuminated by the soft amber glow of overhead chandeliers. Guests are seen strolling through hallways of the hotel as they head to the indoor heated pool and outdoor pool for a quick dip in aqua waters before grabbing a scrumptious meal at one of the seven restaurants or bars located within the hotel’s doors. The 43-storey skyscraper is conveniently situated within the sights of over 20 bus lines, and is also a short distance from Yancun and Keyun Road Stations. Meanwhile, business travellers can take advantage of the complimentary shuttle services offered during the biannual Canton Fair for easy transportation.
- King or twin-sized bedding
- Max. occupancy: 2 guests per room
- Room service
- Laundry service
- Business centre
- Swimming pool and fitness centre
- Badminton court, basketball court, and tennis court
- Restaurants and bars
- Car or bus rental
Guangzhou, Guangdong: What to see and do
Historically known as Canton (or the less-known moniker, Kwangchow), the capital city of Guangdong was once a flourishing hub of trade and culture before blossoming into a flamboyant metropolitan. The third biggest city after Beijing and Shanghai, Guangzhou joins the multitude of southern states that flourishes next to its mother channel, the Pearl River. The site to the region’s most scenic stretches featuring commercial skyscrapers and star-rated hotels, the East-to-West stream is also the nightly cruise path that draws the attention of vessel passengers with romanticised locations such as “Night Moon over the Goose Pool”, “Misty Rain over the Twin Bridge”, and “Red Heart of the Pearl River”.
Then, witness the technicolour cityscape as you pass through the essential shopping venues like the Shangxiajiu Lu Pedestrian Street, which opens as early as 8am but lights up as soon as the sun sets. A meandering maze of shaded walkways, loud signs, and shops constructed in the Tong Lau architectural style (one of the last of its kind in the country), the 1,218m stretch is the more affordable alternative for fashion shoppers and foodies as compared to its sister destination, Beijing Lu. A haven for the youth of the city, Beijing Lu Pedestrian Street carries imported items from Japan and South Korea, and is home to up to ten departmental stores alongside the sprinkling of speciality and designer outlets.
The birthplace of Cantonese cuisine and the country’s most prolific dining scene, Guangzhou does not shy away from culinary experimentation, exotic ingredients, and a flexible definition on what is edible. As the morning crowd recovers from an early session with its choice of up to 100 types of dim sum, restaurants are already firing up the grill for barbecued specialities, or shao wei, like roast chicken, goose, and pork. A complement to the end of meals or existing within a dining niche of its own, Cantonese desserts usually arrive in the form of soup or custard, with high-end franchises moulding them in their own fusion interpretation. Taste the traditional with a bowl of “double-layer” or “double-skin” milk, which is made with fresh milk and raw egg, or the more internationally-known dishes like mooncakes, egg custard tarts, and fried ice-cream.