In China, the architectural renaissance is often best embodied by its hotels. This one first impresses by its lobby. Cast in marble and gold, inspired by ancient Chinese tradition, and infused with bold modernity, it is absolutely stunning.
The rooms are done up in contemporary Asian style and very luxurious, in a harmony of purple tones, with LDC screens built into the walls and grandiose views of the city. You'll feel positively imperial and tempted to prolong your stay to fully take advantage of this feeling. By late afternoon you'll have relaxed at the spa and done a few laps in the pool.
At happy hour, order a cocktail in the sophisticated Bar One, and then dine at Il Ponte. This bistro serves fine Italian cuisine, Chinese-style, in a chic and cosy atmosphere. For a quick and casual lunch, opt for the terrace, which does an excellent club sandwich.
Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe
215 Link Xi Heng Road
+86 (0)20 66839999
Rooms: from 586 CNY