Best Marriott In Shenzhen: Ritz-Carlton Vs St Regis, Westin Vs Sheraton

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Which are the best Marriott Bonvoy luxury hotels in Shenzhen: Ritz-Carlton Vs St Regis Vs Westin Vs Sheraton? There’s plenty of choice within the Marriott brand including top brands like the Luxury Collection, EDITION, St Regis, W Hotels, and JW Marriott as well as mid-range brands like their Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Sheraton, Le Meridien, Design Hotels and their Westin collections.

Shenzhen is an important center of technology, finance, and manufacturing, some say it’s China’s Silicon Valley. There are many annual trade fairs in its calendar, not to mention it has superbly convenient access to Hong Kong and Guangzhou. The city was appointed a UNESCO City of Design in 2008 and is home to a large number of artists and industrial designers. Amid the energetic buzz of this metropolis, leisure travelers will discover nature reserves and city parks, world-class golf, museums, and historic sites, vibrant nightlife, and epic shopping, as well as the city’s famous theme parks.

If you are looking to stay in Futian, Shenzhen near the convention center, your best Marriott choice is the Ritz Carlton but you should also consider the Four Seasons too, as their customer service is unbeatable and this hotel is newer and around 200m from the Ritz-Carlton. The Ritz-Carlton feels more boutique and both have the best club lounges in Shenzhen.

Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan is probably the second or third best Marriott hotel in town after the Ritz Carlton in both soft and hard product, it is very special. The St. Regis is also excellent. Most of the suites at St Regis are loft-style. Next up in position 4 is JW Marriott Bao’an. The downside of the JW Marriott Bao’an is that it attracts lots of local families on weekends, which means it can be busy and noisy on weekends. The other JW is also an excellent choice.

The best resort is the Shenzhen Marriott Golden Bay which offers generous free upgrades to elites. It has an oceanfront position and amazing pools but it can also be busy with families at weekends. The best redemption value would probably be Courtyard Shenzhen Bay, mentioned at the bottom of this article. It is a great deal and has a great club lounge.

Wherever you decide to stay, in Shenzhen, China or elsewhere, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels including the Four Seasons, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, InterContinental, and more.

Typically, our free benefits* at luxury hotels include:

  • Room upgrade to next category
  • Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
  • Complimentary Welcome Gift
  • $100 USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
  • Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

1. Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen

The 26-story Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen is located in the heart of Shenzhen, with easy access to Hong Kong and other major cities. It is situated in the new downtown business district of Futian. The city’s Convention and Exhibition Centre is located across the street, and the hotel is surrounded by major office buildings, three shopping malls, and a nearby metro station.

Of course, this hotel is NOT a Marriott Bonvoy hotel. There isn’t a Four Seasons loyalty program, so you will never be able to book a free stay by racking up and redeeming points, or by collecting points on your credit card and spending them on a Four Seasons hotel stay. It can’t be done. But you can get discounts at Four Seasons hotels and benefit from special rewards at Four Seasons hotels for no extra cost by booking your next stay via our luxury travel concierge.

With its sleek and striking geometrical facade, Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen complements the city’s modern landscape. The hotel features a unique rooftop multilevel terrace with landscaped greenery and water courtyards, a welcome sight for guests arriving at the Hotel’s 6th-floor lobby. Set amid the elements of nature outside with elegant beige and taupe marble interiors, an art collection is bathed in natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows.

All 266 spacious guest rooms, including 33 suites, provide stylish comfort for both relaxation and high productivity. Extra-large work desks with task lamps and ergonomic executive chairs; multiple international electrical outlets, phone chargers, and hi-speed internet access; flat-screen TVs equipped with media player, and thick plush carpeting are just some of the thoughtful features. Some rooms even boast a deep soaking tub-with-a-view for the ultimate pampering experience.

The Hotel’s signature Zhuo Yue Xuan, Cantonese takes center stage, while Yi Bar & Lounge is the perfect place for an afternoon tea break or for after-work cocktails, it’s also an indoor-outdoor haven for those meeting friends for a relaxing lunch or evening. There are two swimming pools, one indoor, one outdoor, are complemented by a 24-hour fitness center and yoga and exercise studio. The intimate Spa at Four Seasons features seven treatment rooms offering both traditional and cutting-edge therapies and pampering experiences.

Book a club room and get access to this Four Seasons executive club lounge which is the best club lounge in Shenzhen. The Executive Club Lounge is on the 29th floor and is open 7 days a week with concierge and business center services, pressing service, and one-hour usage of the Executive Meeting Room per stay (subject to availability).

2. The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen

The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen exudes grace and sophistication at every turn. Drawing from the city’s renowned art institutions, the hotel places aesthetics at the forefront with beautifully designed spaces including a locally inspired spa, restaurants that highlight private dining and event spaces to inspire ideas or romance.

Guests staying at The Ritz-Carlton Club Level enjoy extra touches of luxury. These include personalized in-room or Club Lounge check-in and check-out, a dedicated Concierge to provide customized and personalized service and complimentary 24-hour chauffeured limousine service in the Central Business District area.

Club Lounge access offers an array of delicacies with unparalleled privileges. Only guests registered on the Club level can access the floor through the use of a special elevator key, ensuring a sense of personal security. The Ritz-Carlton Club® Level provides guests with the highest personal service and features five food and beverage presentations daily.

Ritz-Carlton Club level rooms are luxuriously appointed rooms and suites. The focal point of The Ritz-Carlton Club is a spacious lounge area, furnished with fireplace, library, water feature, two meeting rooms, and one elegant board room. The non-smoking Club Lounge is the focus of quiet, refined activity and the ambiance of The Club can be appreciated along with exceptional Central Business District and garden views.

Platinum Marriott Bonvoy members do not get access to this excellent club lounge for free, although they can book a club level room to gain access.

3. The St. Regis Shenzhen

The St. Regis Shenzhen is nestled within the famed Luohu District Financial Center. The views from this hotel are simply astounding. There are three dining venues and a wine bar, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and Iridium Spa. 290 elegantly appointed guest rooms, including 33 suites, present myriad custom amenities, from 3D LCD televisions to signature St. Regis beds. Moreover, every experience is elevated by St. Regis Butler service, available any time, day or night.

In terms of location, the St Regis is around 5 or 6km away from the Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons (which are more-or-less next door to each other) in an area next to a nice park. The St Regis has the advantage of being in the top 20 floors of a 100 story building making the views unbeatable. Add to this, it is pretty much the highest building in the area, so the views remain unblocked in all directions.

Of course, there is no club lounge here so if you are looking for a fantastic Marriott with an executive club lounge, go for the Ritz-Carlton, but if you are just looking for luxury, this hugely high hotel in the sky is a superb choice.

4. Shenzhen Marriott Nanshan

Housed in a contemporary landmark building and soaring above the Nanshan District’s lively CBD, Marriott Nanshan, is a unique destination for business and leisure visitors to southeastern China. CR Shenzhen Bay Sports Center and Shenzhen Poly Theatre are steps away, and great shopping and dining is also nearby.

This hotel features 340 comfortable guest rooms and suites with captivating harbor and city views. Enjoy a bite to eat in the of our six on-site restaurants, maintain your workout routine at the fitness center, which is available free of charge, or enjoy their excellent club lounge.

5. JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao’an

JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao’an is a luxury hotel situated in the bustling Shenzhen Qianhai district, just 15 minutes from the airport. Do not confuse this hotel with the older JW Hotel Shenzhen in town, this new hotel is located in the District of Bao’An.

How does this compare to the other JW? Well, JW Marriotts in Asia are miles ahead of US properties. The service, in particular, is excellent plus there is a really great breakfast for Elites in the lobby restaurant called The Kitchen or in the Executive Lounge. The Kitchen breakfast is the one to choose with an almost never-ending choice of food, both Chinese & Western as well as cook-to-order eggs and noodles.

Settle into your sophisticated guest room or suite, each one showcasing an impressive variety of luxury amenities, abundant natural light and floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of Shenzhen Bao’an and Qianhai Bay.

Sample handcrafted international cuisine in an elegant setting at Pavilion, the hotel’s signature restaurant, refresh and rejuvenate at our luxury spa, or take a swim in our heated outdoor pool. This hotel also offers an excellent executive club lounge.

6. JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen

JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen is a Rewards Category 3 Marriott Bonvoy hotel and is centrally located in the Futian Business District, much like the Ritz-Carlton above.

This hotel is convenient for the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, Shenzhen Window of the World, and Futian Checkpoint. While here, guests can enjoy the beautiful view of their golf course, spacious accommodations, and comfortable bedding with plush beds.

Envelope yourself in luxury with extensive spa treatments at Yue Spa, take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool and work out in the modern, 24-hour Health Club.

The Marriott Executive Lounge is on the 27th Floor and serves breakfast from 6:30 – 10:00 am; Tea from 2:30 – 4:30 pm; Happy Hour from 5:00 – 8:00 pm with alcoholic beverages from 5:30 – 9:30 pm.

The food is excellent with an extensive hot and cold buffet breakfast, egg stations, dim sum, really everything you could wish for, and they offer a similarly good Happy Hour buffet. Both meals will fill you up enough so that you won’t have to eat elsewhere. We actually reviewed the JW Marriott executive club lounge in London. This review will give you an idea of how good the food is in almost all JW Marriott executive lounges (alcohol at JW Marriotts is not free on American soil, but is in most of the rest of the world).

7. Shenzhen Marriott Golden Bay

The oceanfront position Shenzhen Marriott Golden Bay offers a resort atmosphere and amazing pools. It has a “Zen” Asian design and rooms have stunning sea views.

Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Golden Bay enjoys a prime location on the beachfront of Golden Bay, one of the top eight domestic bays in China. Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Golden Bay offers 325 spacious guest rooms and suites, featuring panoramic sea views, as well as high-speed Internet access and high-tech facilities.

The modern interiors take cues from the local culture, combining elements from the Dapeng Fortress as well as Shenzhen’s fishing village heritage. Guests can choose from four restaurants and a lounge that serve up a variety of inventive local and international gourmet experiences. Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Golden Bay also provides a wide range of activities for guests, such as a 24-hour fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a kids’ club and a spa

8. Sheraton Shenzhen Hotel

Shenzhen Futian hotel is located in the heart of Shenzhen’s business and shopping district. Walk to the Convention Center Metro Station, Shenzhen Convention, and Exhibition Center, or Futian High-speed Railway Station, all five minutes away.

With 354 well-appointed rooms and 21 meeting rooms various restaurants and the Afterwardz Lobby Bar, there is plenty to enjoy. Boost yourself in the well-equipped Fitness Centre or relax in the indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

The executive club lounge at Shenzhen Futian hotel is reportedly very good and large plus it is open 7 days a week. It offers plenty of breakfast and evening snacks. To get an idea of what to expect with regards to style and food and drinks, have a read of our review of the club lounge at the Sheraton in London.

9. Westin Shenzhen Nanshan, Futian

The Westin Shenzhen Nanshan is located opposite the famed Window of the World amusement park and part of an upscale shopping complex and it has direct subway access. Enjoy panoramic views of Shenzhen Bay and the bridge to Hong Kong.

Relax with a pampering treatment in their Heavenly Spa by Westin, or enjoy a refreshing dip in our outdoor pool or exercise in the WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio. This modern hotel also offers Westin Weekends, with extended breakfast hours and late checkouts.

350 guest rooms and suites comprise the Heavenly Bed and a rain forest shower, as well as a 42” LCD TV, a DVD player, and an iPod docking station.

This SPG property is excellent and offers an excellent club lounge with a massive array of food. It is about 20-30 minutes by cab to downtown (Luohu) business district and faster access can be gained via the number one subway line with a stop adjacent.

10. Courtyard Shenzhen Bay

Courtyard Shenzhen Bay is a rewards category 2 hotel making it the cheapest redemption in our listing and yet it maintains a level of luxury and an excellent club lounge. It is located in Nanshan, just moments from the Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarter Matrix and Hi-Tech Park station.

Tastefully decorated, spacious hotel rooms and suites enjoy panoramic views of Nanshan, Shenzhen, a flat-screen TV, high-speed Wi-Fi, a large workspace, and a mini-bar. Elevate your stay in our Executive-level rooms to enjoy lounge access, free snacks and beverages, and a scenic garden setting.

Savor quintessential Cantonese dining at Pavilion, unwind with a custom cocktail at our hotel lounge or keep in shape at the 24-hour fitness center. You probably won’t find a cheaper Marriott at this level of luxury in Shenzhen.

Other Marriott hotels in Shenzhen with executive club lounges or concierge floors include Four Points by Sheraton Shenzhen, Courtyard Northwest, Courtyard Bao’an, Marriott Resort Golden Bay, Renaissance Luoho, Dameisha Resort, Westin Nashan, and Sheraton Futian.

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