Hotels in China often are either new, well-located, or efficiently operated, but not all three at once. This Westin manages to retain this happy coincidence of these three characteristics. When I checked in I was with a large group, and the lobby immediately gave a warm impression with its very pleasant yellow light effusing the atmosphere. Check-in was smooth despite the fact that I was last, and when the check-in staff found that I didn't bring my SPG membership with me she took the time to look up my number. Very kind of her.
The room was large and of the modern variety (open window from the room into the bathroom, but with the commode itself nicely shielded), with a very comfy bed, discreet plugs for various electronic contraptions. The Internet was a bit steep but that was my only complaint, and perhaps somewhat understandable given the low tariff on the room itself. Loved the toiletries and their fragrance, had a sort of faux Hermes-y smell that was very pleasant.
I just stayed the one night so didn't have the chance to try the gym, though I heard it was 24 hours. The breakfast was bustling at 8am, but was nevertheless very good. With a fairly large variety (only comment is that their bread could use a little upgrade - hire a Shangri-La baker perhaps!!).
Overall, a very pleasant experience. As I waited in the lobby for the bus to pull up, I did think the large chandelier in the center of the lobby, in the light of day, was a little overwhelming, but it was very nice at night. I would stay here again, and first impressions of hotels are very important in a city with a substantial amount of supply.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Next to Shopping Malls & Restaurants Our hotel is adjacent to the CITIC Plaza, which is home to Fortune 500 companies, brand shops and many popular restaurants; a 5-minute walk distance from many other shopping/commercial malls and boutiques, such as Tai Koo Hui, Teemall, Grandview and Onelink.Transportation5 minute walking distance to the Guangzhou East Train Station-the southern gateway to Hong Kong; 45-minute travel from the International Baiyun Airport; modern subway system connects the hotel to all parts of the city, two direct subway lines to the airport. Room - Heavenly Spa, Heavenly Bath & ShowerOur Westin rooms which are 50sqm in size offer you the ultimate in comfort and technology including Westin's signature Heavenly Bed(R), invigorating shower and bath, wireless high speed internet access, flat screen television and IP Phones with cordless handset. Or choose our new WestinWORKOUT(R) Room to maintain your wellness routine and fitness regime in the privacy of your room. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers and makeup/shaving mirrors.Eat and drink well at Hotel - Five restaurants and two barsOur five restaurants and bars include an all-day dining venue, a Chinese restaurant offering the finest Cantonese specialties, a lobby lounge, a Latin American restaurant with live entertainment and a Cuban Cigar Lounge, and an upscale rooftop Italian restaurant and lounge boasting stunning city views. Spa and fitnessHeavenly Spa is a sophisticated urban sanctuary featuring a series of therapies and treatments, with the sole purpose of restoring your body's harmony and balance while shedding fatigue and stress.GeneralIn addition to a full-service spa, The Westin Guangzhou features an indoor pool, outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, hot & cold plunge pool, and 24-hrs fitness facility. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 5 restaurants. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. Business amenities at this 5-star property consist of a business center, a technology helpdesk, and limo/town car service. Event facilities include conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. This luxury hotel also offers executive floors, and a concierge desk. Onsite parking is complimentary. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Westin Guangzhou Hotel Guangzhou
- Westin Guangzhou