The best luxury hotels and resorts in Guangzhou, China, can be found below. These are the very best luxury hotels for families, couples, and for business, in the city, and for pool and spa.
Guangzhou is known as the “City of Flowers,” is a sprawling port city northwest of Hong Kong on the Pearl River. Known to centuries of western traders as Canton, Guangzhou is China’s third-largest city, located 120 kilometers (75 miles) upriver from Hong Kong and 165 kilometers (100 miles) from Macau.
Luxury hotels in Guangzhou, China, include the Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou, Shangri-la Hotel Guangzhou, Dusit Devarana Hot Springs Conghua (no club lounge, just lobby lounge, and kids club), W Guangzhou, Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou, Ritz Carlton Guangzhou, along with numerous Hilton, Hyatt, and Marriott Bonvoy properties.
Wherever you decide to stay, Guangzhou, or elsewhere, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels including the Four Seasons, Park Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, InterContinental, and more at no extra cost.
I have compiled a list below containing the luxury hotels in Guangzhou:
1. Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou
Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou claims the top third of the 103-storey Guangzhou IFC, one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, the new Guangzhou International Finance Center (GZIFC). Within this building, the top 30 floors are the Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou. The Guangzhou Opera House is right next door, with a full calendar of concerts and other performances.
From the ground floor, guests of Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou take dedicated express elevators to the 70th-floor lobby to an incredible naturally-lit atrium, surrounded by restaurants and rooms above. This atrium is enormous, higher than New York’s Statue of Liberty.
302 guest rooms and 42 suites, guests house interiors naturally lit by floor-to-ceiling windows. With six dining and entertainment venues, Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou offers gourmet cuisine, impeccable service, and a see-and-be-seen atmosphere.
69 floors below, on the streets of Guangzhou, guests will find a Heavenly Garden of Flowers at Hua Spa, where they can relax, rejuvenate, and simply be pampered. The 1,070 square meter (11,517 square foot) Hua Spa also offers a water-based treatment area with a Vichy-style shower, rhassoul mud chamber, crystal steam room, and laconium in the women’s area, plus herbal steam bath, Swedish and Finnish sauna, and ice fountain in the men’s area. The adjacent 24-hour Fitness Center is equipped with state-of-the-art gym equipment. A stunning 25 meter (82 foot) horizon-edge lap pool overlooks the city with a windowed poolside relaxation terrace.
The Executive Club Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou is also open daily, boasting its own private meeting space, concierge services, and daily breakfast, refreshments, and cocktails on the 99th floor. For romance, there is a Couples’ Floor with candle lights and red roses petals. The aroma of lavender, refreshing candies, and mellow music.
Book any Four Seasons luxury hotel via our luxury travel concierge and you will get great free benefits at no extra cost:
- Breakfast for two people per bedroom
- Food, beverage or spa credit of $100 USD per stay
- Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (this usually excludes suites)
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms
- Complimentary welcome gift (usually a box of chocs, bottle of wine etc)
2. Rosewood Guangzhou
The ultra-luxury Rosewood hotel has crowned Guangzhou’s tallest building joining upcoming Asia sister properties in Beijing (We have already reviewed the best hotel club lounges in Beijing), Phnom Penh, Phuket, Bali, Bangkok, Jakarta, and Sanya.
Rosewood Guangzhou guests have an eagle’s eye view of the metropolis, with the hotel occupying the top 16 floors and podium of the 530-meter (1,738-foot) Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre. This is Guangzhou’s tallest building, amongst the 10 highest in the world, and has the fastest high-speed elevators in the world at 20 meters per second. The ultra-luxury hotel features 251 guestrooms at a minimum size of 55 square meters (592 square feet) and 355 Rosewood Residences, 23 are duplex apartments.
Rosewood Guangzhou is located in the heart of Tianhe District’s central business area, near-luxury shopping malls, and within walking distance of cultural destinations such as Guangdong Museum and the Zaha Hadid-designed Guangzhou Opera House. Rosewood Guangzhou offers seven food and beverage venues, including a bistro, bar, lobby lounge, and gourmet corner. On the 107th floor is a contemporary, cosmopolitan restaurant and a sky bar incorporating both indoor and outdoor space, this is the highest bar in mainland China plus there is a two-level Sense® spa with three spa treatment suites, a health club, an indoor pool.
Guests staying in club rooms will enjoy access to the exclusive Manor Club lounge on the 108th floor, the highest club lounge in China. The home-like Manor Club executive lounge offers exclusive amenities, services, refreshments, and surroundings for guests seeking the utmost privilege.
Book any Rosewood luxury hotel via our luxury travel concierge and you will get great free benefits at no extra cost which include:
- Personalized welcome note and amenity
- Upgrade upon arrival based on availability
- Top-of-waitlist Elite priority in high demand periods
- In-hotel spend depending on the Rosewood hotel
3. The Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou
The Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou is a 5-minute drive from Guangzhou East Railway Station which directly links to Hong Kong. Taikoo Hui shopping mall is a 5-minute walk away, and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is a 45-minute drive away.
Offering an outdoor pool and a wellness center, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Guangzhou is located in downtown Guangzhou. It offers elegant rooms offer sweeping views of the glittering city skyline with floor-to-ceiling windows. The luxurious Oriental Club lounge provides a range of excellent guest services and is one of the best club lounges in Guangzhou with a host of exclusive benefits, including private check-in, daily breakfast, selected beverages served all day, light dinner.
Book any Mandarin Oriental luxury hotel via our luxury travel concierge to get great free benefits at no extra cost.
4. Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou
Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou is located in the heart of Guangzhou and has an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and a dedicated children’s pool. It is set amongst 12 acres of magical landscaped gardens on the banks of the Pearl River. Six in-house restaurants featuring exquisite Japanese cuisine and traditional, regional Chinese cuisine
Book a Horizon Club Room at Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou, and you will enjoy a luxurious room with magnificent river views of the Pearl River and exclusive Horizon Club lounge privileges. Access to the Horizon Club Lounge will give you benefits, including breakfast, evening cocktails, and meeting room facilities.
5. Ritz Carlton Guangzhou
Ritz Carlton Guangzhou is located along Pearl River, just 0.6 miles from Zhujiang New Town Metro Station and a 5-minute walk from Guangzhou Opera House. The hotel offers an outdoor heated pool, 5 dining options, and a world-class spa.
The luxurious rooms at The Ritz-Carlton are all above the 20th floor with city or Pearl River views. Each is elegantly decorated with a flat-screen TV, DVD player, and marble bathrooms.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa features a wide range of massage therapies, a spa bath, and a beauty salon. Guests can visit the 24-hour fitness center for personal training sessions or yoga classes. The non-smoking Club Lounge at Ritz Carlton Guangzhou is the focus of quiet, refined activity. It features five food and beverage presentations daily, personal check-in and check-out service on the Club Lounge or in the comfort of your room. Business services are also available.
Book The Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou via our luxury travel concierge to get the following free benefits as well as your usual Marriott Bonvoy points and status benefits:
- Early Check in and 4 pm late check-out, upon availability
- Continental breakfast for two daily
- Complimentary, customized amenity, activity or service
6. W Guangzhou
W Guangzhou is an exception in that it offers a club lounge. This is one of the best W hotels in the world. The decor in the lobby is dramatic, the views are incredible, the gym is good, and the pool ranks as one of the best hotel pools in the world, with a greenery wall and immaculate upkeep. The club lounge is equally impressive, with fabulous views from the 26th floor.
Book The W Guangzhou via our luxury travel concierge to get the following Starwood Luxury Privileges program free benefits as well as your usual Marriott Bonvoy points and status benefits:
- Upgrade on arrival if available
- Daily breakfast for two guests
- One ¥600 CNY food and beverage credit per room, per stay
- Early check-in if available
- Late check-out if available
7. Park Hyatt Guangzhou
If you earn and spend World Of Hyatt points and want to stay in luxury in Guangzhou, choose the Park Hyatt for slick style and crazily high views. Located one block back from Huacheng Square, the focal point of Guangzhou’s new CBD. Line 3 of the Metro underground network just steps away.
Traditional materials and furnishings use wood, iron, brick, and copper to give the hotel an earthy feel, contrasting with its modern design in this cosmopolitan city. The lobby is on the 65th floor, and where separate elevators take you down to the guestrooms on floors 53 to 62. The views are spectacular from the floor-to-ceiling windows. A 25-meter lap pool and a 24-hour gym are all great and can be found on the 63rd floor. As long as you like heights and views, you will love this hotel.
Book the Park Hyatt Guangzhou with our luxury travel concierge and you will get the following free benefits as well as your usual World Of Hyatt points and status benefits:
- Daily full breakfast for 2 per room
- Welcome amenity
- $100 USD property credit per stay
- Early check-in and later check out priority
- Room upgrade priority
8. InterContinental Guangzhou Exhibition Center
Adjacent to the landmark China Import and Export Fair Complex, the new 350-room luxury InterContinental Guangzhou Exhibition Center location is fantastic, a few minutes’ drive from Huangpu Ancient Port, Pazhou Pagoda and Zhujiang Party Pier, 45 minutes’ taxi ride to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. Canton Tower and Zhujiang New Town are easily accessible by tram or metro.
This largely business hotel features river-side event venues, elegant guestrooms and suites, and vibrant bars and restaurants, a spa, fitness center. Book an Intercontinental Club Room, and you get 48-60 sqm of space with 1 king bed or 2 twin beds, located on a high floor along with an exclusive Club lounge access with breakfast and evening cocktails along with wireless high-speed internet large desk, 49 inch LCD tv and b&o speakers and a large bathroom with bathrobe bathtub.
9. Dusit Devarana Hot Springs Conghua
Dusit Devarana Hot Springs Conghua consists of 133 villas and guestrooms, the Dusit Devarana Hot Springs & Spa and is approximately 40 minutes away from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and 60 minutes away from the central business district, and 10 minutes away from expressway exit of Wenquan town.
The resort offers an all-day dining restaurant, a Cantonese restaurant, a cozy Lobby Lounge, and ample catering space. The 300 sq. m pillar-less ballroom, with a high ceiling and two multi-functional meeting rooms, are equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment. Leisure facilities and services include family karaoke, a gymnasium, a tennis court, a kid’s club, and a swimming pool.
For relaxation, soak in your choice of indoor or outdoor hot springs pools situated amidst lush greenery. Choose from a wide array of therapeutic, aromatic pools, and unwind in the spacious resting area. Complete the hot springs experience with a Thai-inspired massage treatment for pampering and rejuvenation.
10. Sheraton Guangzhou
The centrally located Sheraton Guangzhou Hotel has 445 spacious guest rooms, including 44 suites, 3 diplomatic suites, and a Presidential Suite, all with the plush Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed.
Each is beautifully appointed and offers black-out curtains, flat-screen 40 Inch LCD television with a multimedia interface, a large workspace, a designer work area, and an oversized bathroom with a full-size bath and separate rainforest shower. Suites range in size from 88 square meters to 130 square meters and offer additional amenities and services, including an executive work area, personalized walk-in wardrobe, and large bathrooms. All-suite guests enjoy full access to Sheraton Club Level, along with premium Marriott Bonvoy members.
There’s little to choose between the Westin vs. Marriott vs. Sheraton Guangzhou. You can actually walk between them, and they all have executive club lounges that serve proper food in the evening, enough to fill you up.
The Ritz Carlton and the W are the outstanding Marriott Bonvoy choices in Guangzhou. The Sheraton’s outdoor pool is particularly appealing in the warm weather.
Note: Benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at discretion of the vendor.
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