Amid the futuristic cityscape of Tianhe district, The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou offers a bit of old-school elegance. It’s a large hotel, including 351 guest rooms, 91 residences, five dining outlets, a spa and plenty of conference space, making it a convenient business destination right in the heart of Guangzhou’s financial district – and it’s celebrating its 10th anniversary this month.
Situated in Zhujiang New Town, the hotel is adjacent to a clutch of gleaming commercial buildings including Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, the tallest building in the city, as well as the avant-garde Guangzhou Library and Guangzhou Museum. It also has convenient access to the Canton Fair Complex, the city’s enormous convention centre.
The rooms start at a spacious 538 square feet, with the largest being the sprawling Ritz-Carlton Suite, all fitted with a modern, rococo-inspired design. Out the windows are views of the Pearl River, Huangcheng Square and Haixinsha Park, with a sturdy, comfortable desk for all your working needs. Travelling with kids? Make sure you request the Ritz Kids in-room setup, complete with tent.
The hotel’s new grand ballroom is its conference gem. The 13,000-square-foot venue is the largest pillarless event space in the district and adds to the hotel’s numerous other meeting rooms. The club lounge puts out a food spread five times a day, and club access includes complimentary ironing, use of meeting rooms and one-way limousine drop-off within the Zhujiang New Town area.
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