- 2D1N stay for 2 for $1,280
Hotel at a glance
Situated amidst a patch of nature in the urban proclivities of Guangzhou, the hotel with its logo-embellished white facade stands tall with a connective range of shuttles combining its comforts with inner-city convenience; Guangzhou’s East Railway Station rests in close proximity to the hotel while a range of department and convenience stores dot the surrounding thoroughfares for easy, accessible shopping. Hotel guests rest in suites adorned in a modern design paired with hints of traditional Chinese aesthetic in symmetrically ornate carved furniture and room-wide lanterns, among others.
- Keep fitness levels at their peak at the hotel’s 24-hour gym or sweat it out within an array of steam and sauna rooms.
- Take a dip in the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool, or recuperate and pamper physiques with a massage treatment available within the hotel’s spa.
- Dine at The Peach Blossom where fine Cantonese fare is served, or Lai Wan Market where authentic dim sum dishes accompany appetites alongside other specialities and snacks, among others.
- Max. occupancy: 2 adults per room
- Swimming pool
- 24-hour gym
- Steam and sauna rooms
- Tennis and squash courts
- Hair salon
- Shuttle services
- Laundry services
- Currency exchange and ATM
- Parking spaces
- Complimentary Wi-Fi access
Guangzhou, China: 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.
2502, Island Place Tower, 510 Kings Road, North Point
Contact Number: 3119 8111
Business Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm; Sat 9am-1pm; Sun & PH closed