The Alliance of Worldhotels and White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou brings an Era of Timelessness and Elegance to the Portfolio
Worldhotels announces its new partnership with White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou and brings the grand total of affiliate hotels in Greater China to over 30 properties. As the very first hotel in China to join World Luxury, a fine collection of distinct hotels, White Swan Hotel is slated to become one of Worldhotels’ flagship hotels and a prevalent force in both the leisure and business markets. Situated on historic Shamian Island, White Swan Hotel recently underwent a three-year total makeover and has reopened in Q3 2015. The hotel is rejuvenated and revitalised, dressedthroughout in white, and is a vision of oriental grace both inside and out.
White Swan Hotel first opened in 1983 on the premise of its late owner, Hong Kong tycoon Henry Fok’s dream to own a hotel in China that was designed, built and managed solely by Chinese. Confident that the five-star hotel would reignite the passion of the Chinese people, and spur them on to secure a better future for both themselves and their families – better known as the Chinese Dream. On top of acting as a catalyst for this aspiration, the hotel also prides itself on its extensive collection of art and currently boasts over 2,000 intricate pieces of art prominently displayed in the hotel’s premises – including the hotel’scentrepiece, “Homeland Water” feature, that consists of a Koi pond, a man-made waterfall, rare stone rockery and a hexagonal shaped pavilion perched at the top of the fountain.
From now till 6 December 2016, enjoy enhanced luxurious experiences with every room booking at White Swan Hotel. Get a free upgrade to Club room and enjoy club lounge privileges when booking stays at White Swan Hotel’s Deluxe room category; book stays at its Club room category and receive a complimentary one-way airport transfer. In addition, to celebrate the start of the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, White Swan Hotel will be providing their valued guests with a unique riverboat commute from the hotel’s private pier to the Canton Fair Complex. This complimentary River Express service is available from15 October to 5 November.
Contemporary guestrooms that offer picturesque views of Guangzhou
The 520 guestrooms and suites of White Swan Hotel are as spacious as they are stylish. With rooms sizes ranging from 60 to 90 square metres, many boasting sweeping views of the Pearl River or the city’s landscape, guests can take in the scenic and bird’s eye views of China’s third longest river through their panoramic windows or marvel at the concrete jungle of Guangzhouwithout having to leave the comfort of their rooms. The well-appointed rooms come adorned with exquisite wood panelling and accents, and are complemented by natural lighting that permeates the room during the day. The Deluxe rooms areequipped with an en-suite marble bathroom, overhead rain showers, deep soaking bath tubs and are stocked with designer bathroom amenities, an ideal sanctuary for both business and leisure guests alike.
The convergence of palates from the Orient and the West
Jade River is White Swan Hotel’s signature Cantonese restaurant and a mandatory visit for food connoisseurs who relish inthe freshest of produce and the preservation of its natural flavours. Dining at Jade Restaurant is almost akin to having a meal at an old Chinese courtyard, with the oriental-inspired interior and ambience of the restaurant, and its iconic Koi pond serving as a serene setting. Silk Road Grill is one of the hotel’s other epicurean options, this time serving up Mediterranean and other western influenced cuisines on a plate. The restaurant offers stunning riverside views as a backdrop and features the most of prime of cuts and seafood in their daily menu, guaranteed to tantalise even the most refined of taste buds. The dishes found in the menu of Flavours of China offer guests exactly what the restaurant’s name suggests, and promise the discovery of many distinct and authentic provincial Chinese flavours and delicacies, all in one sitting.
Facilities befitting a true landmark hotel
The hotel boasts a well-equipped, two-storey Fitness Centre and also a yoga room, which provides a commanding view of the hotel’s lush green gardens and the magnificence of the Pearl River. With jacuzzis, saunas and steam rooms, guests can be assured that their body’s well-being will be taken care of and pampered. A team of dedicated therapists is armed with anextensive knowledge in anatomy, aromatherapy and massage techniques and will ensure that all body related stress are eased, after a visit to the unique Spa Sanctuary at White Swan Hotel.
“Guangzhou is an up and coming leisure destination in South China and also an important traffic node for business travellers and we believe that White Swan Hotel is perfectly poised to cater to both divergent markets and more,” says Roland JeggeExecutive Vice President Worldhotels Asia Pacific. “We are thrilled to be welcoming a property of White Swan Hotel’s calibreinto our portfolio, and this latest addition is a tremendous vote of confidence for Worldhotels and the World Luxury collection of iconic hotels.”