By Miranda Katz
Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen is now taking reservations for September 1, 2013, marking the opening of the eighth Four Seasons property in China with two special packages – Experience More and Advance Reserve.
“It is auspicious that Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen is set to welcome guests in the 8th month of the Chinese calendar, at the time of the Mid Autumn Festival when we come together in a celebration of the harvest and the fruition of our hard work,” General Manager Arthur W.C. Ho said. “It has been a very busy and exciting time as we build this new hotel and plan for our grand opening, when we may welcome friends, colleagues and guests from around the world to Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen.”
Comprising 266 guest rooms (including 33 suites), the sleek hotel offers amenities for both business and leisure travelers, such as high-speed internet access, state-of-the-art desks and executive chairs and flat-screen TVs equipped with media players. Three restaurants, a massive ballroom, an outdoor venue, a 24-hour business center with adjacent Executive Club Lounge, two swimming pools and a spa combine to make the Four Seasons Shenzhen a hotel with everything.
The 26-story property, designed by hospitality interior design industry leaders HBA, features a beautifully landscaped, multilevel terrace, an art collection and, most notably, interpretations of Chinese brushwork (titled Auspicious Clouds) against each room’s headboard wall. The building’s modern façade blends seamlessly with Shenzhen’s evolving cityscape: a center of technology, finance and manufacturing, the city also boasts numerous artists and industrial designers and was named a UNESCO City of Design in 2008.
Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen is conveniently located in Futian, the new downtown business district, and is within walking distance of the city’s Convention and ExhibitionCenter, major office buildings, three shopping malls and a metro station. Also located nearby are the CivicCenter (home to the Municipal Hall and ShenzhenMuseum) and the city library and concert hall. Hong Kong’s international airport is just an hour away by car (though Shenzhen’s own Bao’an airport is a mere 30 minute drive), and Guangzhou and Macau are just easy to access, either by land or by ferry. A stay at this hotel will certainly not be lacking in vibrant culture.