We have reviewed hotels in Guangzhou with the best club or executive lounges to help you decide on the best choice, whether you are traveling as a couple, a family, or a single business traveler. By reviewing each of these club lounges, in turn, I conclude which hotel club lounge comes in at the top and which hotel I would select as having the best club lounge in Guangzhou.
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.
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I have compiled a list below containing the club lounges available across luxury hotels in Guangzhou. I list the lounges in Guangzhou that I consider to be the best of the best. I will be reviewing each of these hotel club lounges in detail in turn so that you know what you will get if you book a room with club lounge access or get upgraded to a club lounge for free because of your loyalty status.
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 that opened in 2012. Rising 103 stories above the Pearl River, the new Guangzhou International Finance Center (GZIFC) building’s top 30 floors are one of the best places to experience Guangzhou in the cosseted world of the Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou. The famed Guangzhou Opera House is right next door to the Hotel, 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, where a dramatic three-meter (ten-foot) red steel sculpture by Australian artist Matthew Harding appears to float on a sea of watery glass, reflecting the astounding ceiling window 30 floors above. The incredible naturally-lit atrium, surrounded by restaurants and rooms above, is higher than the top of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and New York’s Statue of Liberty.
Throughout the hotel, a carefully curated collection of paintings, prints, and sculptures by contemporary international artists enhance the sleek modern interiors created by HBA/Hirsch Bedner and Associates. Highlights include glass sculptures in Yu Yue Heen restaurant by Australian Clare Belfrage; a wood sculpture in Tian Bar by Richard Hutton of the Netherlands; mixed-media sculptures by the American team of Jeremy Newman and Allison Ciancibelli in Caffe Mondo; paintings by Korean artist Yun Hee Toh in the Executive Club Lounge; nine sculptures by Yang Don Dong throughout the Hotel; and Lee Man Seng’s unique Chinese seal-inspired timber sculptures in Yu Yue Heen.
In 302 guest rooms and 42 suites, guests will find beautifully appointed interiors naturally lit by floor-to-ceiling windows. On the 97th floor, the sumptuous Presidential Suite’s contemporary look is enhanced by original artworks throughout 253 m² (2,725 square feet) of living space, including a central living room and dining area with adjacent butler’s pantry and bedrooms on either side. Just below on the 96th floor, the Royal Suite’s design is inspired by a traditional Chinese palette, also accented by original artworks.
With six dining and entertainment venues, Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou offers gourmet cuisine, impeccable service, and a see-and-be-seen atmosphere. Crowning Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou on the 100th floor, Catch is a spectacular seafood restaurant with a demonstration kitchen at the heart of the action. Chef Yvan Collet has created a menu of exquisite preparations of the freshest internationally sourced seafood, including Russian caviar, Norwegian salmon, Australian rock oysters, and New England lobster, as well as choice cuts of meat including the showstopping grain-fed tomahawk beef steak.
Escaping the urban din 69 floors below on the streets of Guangzhou, guests will find a softly lit, gently perfumed retreat, a Heavenly Garden of Flowers at Hua Spa, where they can relax, rejuvenate, and simply be pampered. The experience at Hua Spa is inspired by flowers, Hua in Mandarin, from the light scent of geranium and rose as one enters to the lavish blend of indigenous flowers in signature therapies and treatments.
The 1,070 m² (11,517 ft²) 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, daily breakfast, refreshments, and cocktails on the 99th floor.
Uniquely at this Four Seasons hotel, a Couples’ Floor is located on the 93rd floor with a romantic atmosphere with candle lights and red roses petals. The aroma of lavender, refreshing candies and mellow music will all accompany your journey of romance.
Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou joins Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai; Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong; Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip; Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake; Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai, and Four Seasons Hotel Beijing in the company’s growing portfolio, with a dozen additional hotels and resorts currently in advanced stages of development in China.
2. Rosewood Guangzhou
The ultra-luxury Rosewood hotel has been 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 m² (592 square feet) and 355 Rosewood Residences, 23 are duplex apartments.
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. The hotel interiors were designed by Toronto-based Yabu Pushelberg, creating guestrooms, meeting spaces, restaurants, and public areas; Tokyo-based Super Potato crafted the design of the Chinese restaurant and bar; Hong Kong-based Perception directed the design of Rosewood Residences and Bangkok-based P Landscape created the arrival courtyard and multiple terraces.
Rosewood Guangzhou offers seven food and beverage venues, including a bistro, bar, lobby lounge, and gourmet corner. Of the nine private dining rooms in the Chinese restaurant, three are free-standing outdoor garden villas combinable into one space for celebratory events. On the 107th floor are a contemporary, cosmopolitan restaurant and a sky bar with a cigar humidor area and a fully equipped wine corner and cellar incorporating both indoor and outdoor space. The bar has the distinction of being the highest situated bar in mainland China. Plus, there is a function and meeting space for events and weddings. Recreational options include a two-level Sense® spa with three spa treatment suites, a health club, and an indoor pool.
Book a Club Deluxe Room at the Rosewood Guangzhou, and you will get a generously sized and thoughtfully decorated room with captivating views of the Pearl River or fast-evolving cityscape. Luxury features of these executive club rooms include Bose sound speaker systems, Nespresso Coffee machine, 600-thread-count Frette Linens, 42 inch Philip HD TV with both cable and satellite channels, La Bottega wet amenities in the bathrooms along with a rain-shower and a hand-held shower.
Guests staying in these 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. Manor Club is an exclusive, private space featuring an inviting residential ambiance, exceptional service, and impeccably presented food and beverage experiences throughout the day. As the highest elevation club lounge in mainland China, the ultra-luxurious Manor Club affords inspired views from an open terrace as an added luxury.
The Manor Club lounge at The Rosewood Guangzhou is more like a private members club than a hotel lounge. It is perfect for breakfast, tea, and cake in the afternoon. The entire club lounge is really unique and special, meaning that this lounge comes in joint first with the Four Seasons in terms of the best club lounge in Guangzhou.
Complimentary Manor Club Services for overnight guests includes:
- Lounge access and personalized butler service 24 hours a day
- In-room check-in and check-out
- Early check-in / late check-out (subject to room availability)
- Laundering, dry cleaning and pressing of up to two items each day
- Signature food and drinks presentations featuring live cooking station at the breakfast buffet; afternoon tea; and evening cocktails
- In-room beer and soft drinks from mini-bar
- Guests may invite family and friends to Manor Club, all invited guests’ consumption will be charged accordingly
- Use of the boardroom for two hours per stay (subject to availability)
3. The Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou
Located on the southeast and northwest corners of The Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou, guests of club rooms enjoy access to the exclusive Oriental Club Lounge. Each club room’s bathroom boasts a large soaking bath and a glass-enclosed rainforest shower.
These elegant rooms offer sweeping views of the glittering city skyline. Stylishly decorated with an emphasis on contemporary comfort, rooms feature king beds swathed in sumptuous linens, working desks, and dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows. Each room is entered via a private foyer, adjacent to which lies a convenient walk-in wardrobe where suitcases, clothes, and shopping can be stored.
The Oriental Club lounge is located on the 24th floor. This luxurious Oriental Club lounge provides a range of excellent guest services, offering an exclusive, private environment where you can relax, work, or hold an informal meeting. This is also the best of the top 3 lounges if you don’t like heights as this lounge is only 24 floors up. This club lounge can be accessed by guests staying in our Club rooms and suites. The lounge offers a host of exclusive benefits, including private check-in, daily breakfast, selected beverages served all day, and light dinner.
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4. Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou
Book a Horizon Club Room at Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou, such as the Horizon Club Riverview Room, and you will enjoy a luxurious room with magnificent river views of the Pearl River and exclusive Horizon Club lounge privileges.
Each club room offers 44 sqm / 473 sqft of luxury, floor-to-ceiling windows with beautiful city views, and a large work area. You also get a marble-floored bathroom with plush bathrobes, slippers, premium Shangri-La toiletries, a soaking tub, and a separate shower.
Access to the Horizon Club Lounge with benefits including breakfast, evening cocktails and meeting room facilities. Horizon Club guests get exclusive benefits which include:
- Private check-in / out with the option of a late check-out on the day of departure (subject to availability)
- Breakfast in the Club Lounge, evening cocktails, canapés and beverages served all day
- Suit pressing and shoe shine service
- Use of meeting room facilities for two hours per day
5. Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou
The Club Level at Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou features 58 guest rooms and suites that combine comprehensive, personalized service with exclusive amenities and unparalleled views. An exclusive lounge is available, and the Concierge staff can make travel arrangements, book theatre, and restaurant reservations, and plan local itineraries. Often, the Ritz-Carlton branded hotels offer the best club lounges in the city, but here in Guangzhou, there is such a vast array of ultra-luxury hotels with club lounges that this Riz Carlton comes in fifth, even though it is excellent. To be honest, all the top 5 club lounges in Guangzhou are hard to choose between and only differ in personal style and food choice options. Overall, all five are excellent, and a luxury traveler could happily book into any of these hotels and thoroughly enjoy their respective club lounges.
The non-smoking Club Lounge at Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou focuses on 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.
Exclusive benefits in this club lounge also include:
- Complimentary 1 hour Pressing Service upon arrival
- Expertly served Tea or Coffee in room any time of the day
- Exclusive Afternoon Tea in the Club Lounge
- Guest recognition of all Club guests by name
- Drop-off Limousine services within Zhujiang New Town (first-come, first-served, subject to availability)
6. W Guangzhou
Most W hotels, which are part of the Marriott Bonvoy group, don’t usually have a club lounge, but the W Guangzhou is an exception and so far, the only exception. This is also one of the top W hotels’ full stop. 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. Breakfast is delivered in the main restaurant rather than the club lounge, with ridiculously good pastries, salad, fruit, cold cuts, smoked salmon, western hot and cold breakfast choices, along with Chinese and Japanese breakfast options.
The club lounge is open throughout the day, and the remainder of the club guest meals are served within this beautiful setting. Throughout the day, there are cookies, chocolates, cans of fizzy drinks, juice, water, coffee, tea, etc. In the evening, the club lounge offers a happy hour with beer, wine, and cocktails, and filling snacks. The snacks include at least two hot dishes, which are enough to fill you up, plus sushi, fruit, and canape-style bowls with some additional desserts, plus veggies and cheeses. The staff here go out of their way and remember your seat and what you have chosen previously. You don’t even have to ask. So this lounge is also excellent and is well worth paying for the upgrade, and it sits in our number 6 spot.
7. 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, vibrant bars and restaurants, a spa, and a 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. Enjoy 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 a bathtub.
8. 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 m² to 130 m² and offer additional amenities and services, including an executive work area, a personalized walk-in wardrobe, and large bathrooms. All-suite guests enjoy full access to Sheraton Club Level, along with premium Marriott Bonvoy members.
The lounge is located on level 33 and features a delicious breakfast selection, pre-dinner drinks, and canapés, as well as complimentary pressing of two clothing items, wireless internet access, and access to the dedicated Executive Club Concierge. You will also receive access to the private Executive Boardroom for one hour each stay (subject to availability). If you are a smoker, this lounge usefully has outside seating where you can smoke.
9. The Westin Guangzhou
Whilst The Westin Guangzhou hotel is not quite as well-positioned as Sheraton that we reviewed above for shopping etc., there remains plenty to do in the vicinity of the Westin with restaurants a short walk away, and you can taxi about for not too much money. It is also close to Guangzhou East train station to catch the trains to/from Hong Kong.
Book an Executive Deluxe Club level guest room at The Westin Guangzhou and you will get club lounge access included in the price of your stay. These sophisticated and beautifully furnished rooms offer a spacious work desk with an ergonomic Herman Miller desk chair. Take in the view through floor-to-ceiling windows or relax with international channels on the 46-inch and above flat panel television. At the end of the day, experience a restorative rest in your choice of one king-size or two twin Heavenly® Beds, complete with a pillow-top mattress, crisp, soft linens, and lofty duvet. The opulent marble bathroom features a separate soaking tub and glass-enclosed rainforest shower divided from the bedroom by a sliding glass door, plus upgraded bath amenities.
Executive Deluxe Rooms and Executive Renewal Deluxe Rooms feature access to the Westin Club on the 39th floor, an expansive, upscale space in which guests can gather and meet over daily breakfast and hors d’oeuvres. Executive Club Guests can also take advantage of two hours of use of the Westin Club Meeting Room per stay, pressing of one suit upon arrival, and late check-out (subject to availability).
The Westin breakfast provided is fairly basic, compared to a full restaurant breakfast buffet in Asia. Choose the Ritz-Carlton or W hotel for better breakfast options under the Marriott Bonvoy brand if you want to earn or redeem Marriott Bonvoy points. That said, the breakfast has both hot food (both Western and Chinese), with made-to-order eggs, as well as cold options. The lounge itself is spacious, and the staff are very good. Happy hour offers beer, wine, and cocktails along with filling snacks.
10. Grand Hyatt Guangzhou
If you earn and spend World Of Hyatt points and want to stay in a Hyatt with a club lounge, the Grand Hyatt Guangzhou is the hotel to choose. It is situated next to Huacheng Square in Zhujiang New Town, to the east of the old city center and 5 minutes walk from the Metro.
The Grand Club lounge can be found on the 20th floor with a view of the Pearl New Town (Club rooms are on floors 18 – 21) and serves breakfast, including made-to-order eggs and evening drinks and canapés.
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