Which are the best luxury hotels in Shenzhen, China? Our list includes Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen, Grand Hyatt Shenzhen, InterContinental Shenzhen, JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen, Shangri-La Shenzhen, Sheraton Shenzhen Hotel, Langham Shenzhen, and Ritz-Carlton Shenzhen.
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 choices are Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, or the Shangri-La. The Four Seasons is always a top choice for us as their customer service is unbeatable and this hotel is newer and around 200m from the Ritz-Carlton. The Ritz-Carlton feels more boutique than the Shangri-La, but the Shangri-La has more facilities. The Ritz-Carlton is also closer to the convention center. If you are there on business and their club floor offers one of the best club lounges in Shenzhen. This club lounge and their rooms have a fantastic view of the modern skyline of Futian.
If you are traveling with your family and kids, you may want to consider the InterContinental as this hotel has a resort feel with the most amazing pool with a beach and a shipwreck. Another hotel not to be missed is The Grand Hyatt which is very special, with club level rooms with bathrooms in the center of the room which feature a glass that becomes clear or opaque at the flick of a switch. Pick a corner room with spectacular views. While Hyatt will never match an Aman, this Grand Hyatt is a delightfully luxurious surprise.
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. Close by are architectural attractions such as the Civic Center, which houses the Municipal Hall and Shenzhen Museum, and adjacent are the Library and Concert Hall.
Situated just 10 minutes away are two Hong Kong immigration borders, Huanggang and Futian, for those catching international flights through Hong Kong’s airport, which is an hour’s trip by car, while Shenzhen’s Bao’an Airport is only a 30-minute drive away. The cities of Guangzhou and Macau are also easily accessed from Shenzhen by land or ferry, allowing guests the “best of three worlds.” We have already reviewed the best club lounges in Guangzhou if you want to visit both cities.
Wherever you are in the world, Four Seasons hotels are consistently one of the best hotels in that city or resort. This means that most Four Seasons hotel room rates generally start at $500 – $1000 USD per night and because they don’t have a Four Seasons loyalty program, 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, with regional specialties enhancing the menu. For international all-day dining, FOO is the choice for power breakfasts and business lunches or a trendy night out. This restaurant has an outdoor deck and a waterfall.
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.
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).
Breakfast in the Executive Club is indulgent and excellent. There is also an afternoon tea served between 2:30 pm and 5 pm while cocktails and canapés are served from 5:30 pm to 8 pm and these are also excellent and filling. This lounge is as good or perhaps even better than the Ritz-Carlton Shangri-La, and Langham but more importantly, the service is amazing. All guests can pay to access this executive lounge so it is worth considering paying to access the lounge at least for part of your stay.
Food and cocktails in the lounge are decent and comparable to other top hotels like the Ritz, Shangri-La, and Langham, but it is really the service that makes it stand out. Alcoholic drinks are also available all day which may also be useful if you are suffering from odd hours related to jet lag.
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 a 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 Langham, Shenzhen
Occupying an enviable location in Futian CBD, the city’s commercial and retail hub, this luxury hotel is also near Shenzhen Railway Station and Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, and is convenient for many tourist sites and natural attractions. Enjoy exploring this fast-growing metropolis and one of the most unique cities in the world.
The Langham club lounge in Shenzhen is bright and airy with marble floors and pillars, some dark wood flooring and a grey, white and black color tone. It feels modern and the floor to ceiling windows to the side of the main room offers incredible birdseye views of the city.
This grand double storied The Langham Club on the 22nd and 23rd floors is truly elegant and can be accessed if you book The Executive Room, One-Bedroom Suite, Executive Suite, Presidential Suite, and Chairman Suite. Alternatively, you can pay an extra CNY 600 for Deluxe Room and Deluxe Premier Room which will get you access to The Langham Club lounge privileges.
As a club lounge guest, you can savor the superior comfort and privacy provided by The Langham Club, along with attentive butlers, famed for their ‘service with poise’.
There is a complimentary premium brand bar, soft drinks throughout the day, deluxe Continental breakfast with hot dishes, afternoon tea, and light snacks and evening cocktails and canapés.
You can also enjoy private check-in and check-out service, free high speed wired and wireless broadband access, local phone calls, and 2-hour use of the meeting room during your stay. Business travelers will be delighted to know that the hotel provides printed international newspapers, 24-hour full-service in-room dining, access to the Fitness Studio, and pressing of 3 garment pieces (not including express service) upon arrival.
4. Shangri-La Shenzhen
Shangri Shenzhen Shangri-La Hotel, Shenzhen occupies a central location within the Luohu central business district and is a short walk to Shenzhen railway station and Luohu Border. It offers 522 guestrooms and suites with the impressive views of Shenzhen’s skyline and Hong Kong’s New Territories.
Shenzhen metro lines 1 and 9 connect travelers to all top scenic attractions, such as OCT Park, Window of the World, Futian Convention and Exhibition Center, which are conveniently located just a 5-minute walk away.
Step into Shang Palace for nouveau Cantonese luxe dining. Gaze into the cityscape from the rooftop at 360° Bar, Restaurant, and Lounge. Energize your day with a dip in the outdoor pool.
In the Shangri-La Shenzhen Horizon club lounge, you enjoy exclusive check-in & check-out service and daily breakfast, all-day beverages, evening cocktails, canapés, and dazzling views.
Decorated with elegant Asian influences, Horizon Club Rooms which are 30 sqm (320 sqft), and have modern bathrooms with L’Occitane toiletries in addition to exclusive Horizon Club privileges. Located on levels 24 to 28, Horizon Club Rooms provide fantastic views of Hong Kong’s New Territories.
5. Grand Hyatt Shenzhen
The Grand Hyatt Shenzhen is an exceptional Hyatt with one of the best executive club lounges in Shenzhen.
This hotel has 471 luxury rooms and suites, all with floor-to-ceiling picture windows to best capture the magnificent, panoramic views of Shenzhen or the breathtaking Hong Kong mountain views.
Health-conscious guests will have the ability to enjoy a 24-hour gymnasium at Grand Hyatt Shenzhen. This Fitness Center is equipped with personalized LCD screens on cardiovascular machines, as well as a Yoga studio, relaxation lounge, foot reflexology and hydrotherapy area, and steam room. Fitness and personal training sessions are also available.
Located on the 33rd floor across from the reception desk, the Business Center provides office and secretarial services, telephone, and fax functions, translation, word processing, photocopying, and equipment rental.
There is a fabulous heated outdoor pool which is located on the terrace of the 3rd floor, alongside a sun deck, with beverage and light snacks service. (Note, the Shenzhen Health Bureau requires the use of swimming caps in all pools. To comply with this regulation, all guests must wear a swimming cap while in the pool).
Embrace a true spa experience in the heart of Shenzhen at Shui Xiang Spa to rediscover and rejuvenate your senses with our refreshing array of spa treatments.
Grand Hyatt club lounges are usually excellent with decent breakfasts and filling evening food and complimentary drinks including alcohol. This lounge is very classy with wooden floors and thick rugs. It is located on the 25th floor. There is a buffet area for breakfast and the evening happy hour.
The evening happy hour, in particular, is a decent spread and runs from half part five to half-past eight. Food is veggies, smoked salmon, cold cuts, not squid, beef pie, and vegetable spring rolls. There is more than one white and red wine to choose from as well as beer, spirits, and soft drinks all of which are free. There is certainly enough to fill you up.
6. InterContinental Shenzhen
InterContinental Shenzhen is a resort hotel located in the heart of Shenzhen’s Overseas Chinese Town. Blending Spanish-inspired elegance with modern design and time-honored local traditions, this hotel is luxurious and also has an incredible resort pool with a beach and a massive pirates ship! You can sit on the beach here and enjoy a laze under a palm tree within the hotel grounds!
There have been very few reviews of the executive club lounge at this InterContinental but you can see what we have experienced in terms of food and drink at the club lounge at InterContinental O2 in London and the club lounge at InterContinental Park Lane (pictured above) which will give you an idea of what to expect. This will undoubtedly be one of the best club lounges in Shenzhen with a substantial hot and cold buffet and a la carte breakfast and evening canapes and alcoholic drinks.
7. 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.
8. Park Hyatt Shenzhen
Park Hyatt Shenzhen is a sophisticated 5-star hotel in the heart of the Futian business district. Featuring world-class bars and restaurants and unparalleled event venues, the hotel is an Asian-inspired sanctuary designed to restore, re-energize and ignite the imagination.
Experience the finest in luxury hotel stays at Park Hyatt Shenzhen, with 195 oversized rooms, including 24 suites. Delight in the designer décor while taking in the room’s stunning views.
The Spa at Park Hyatt Shenzhen is a wellness oasis dedicated to providing an exceptional wellness experience. Renowned for results-oriented treatments that incorporate advanced technologies this Spa delivers dramatic and lasting results. Signature wellness experiences include restorative massage techniques that curated to alleviate deep stress and muscular tension, providing a renewed sense of well-being.
Alongside Park Hyatt Shenzhen’s pool is a metropolitan view of the CBD. With wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows, a dip in the 25-meter lap pool provides a true escape from the demands of urban life. Overlooking the indoor pool and stunning city views, featuring a relaxing steam room, advanced cardio and fitness equipment, the Fitness Center at Park Hyatt Shenzhen offers paralleled workout experience to unwind from the urban life.
The Glasshouse is a stylish, contemporary restaurant and bar offering a wide range of beverages and casually elegant European cuisine with a Chinese sensibility. With a focus on unique cuts of meat, sustainable seafood, and organic vegetables, all carefully prepared by the chefs from the open kitchen.
9. 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.
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).
10. 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. The Futian, Huanggang Checkpoint, and Luohu Checkpoint are both within a 15-minute drive 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.
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