A haven of innovation and China’s leading tech hub, Shenzhen offers a glimpse into the future with its futuristic architecture and cutting-edge electronics markets, including the famed Huaqiangbei where you can find the latest gadgets. Delve into the city’s cultural heritage by visiting the Splendid China Folk Village, an immersive theme park showcasing China’s diverse cultural traditions and iconic landmarks in miniature form. Pay homage to the ancient past at the Dapeng Fortress, a well-preserved fortress that stands as a testament to Shenzhen’s rich history. Or escape to the tranquil Dameisha and Xiaomeisha Beaches, the Fairy Lake Botanical Garden and the Wutong Mountain. With an efficient transportation system, including a modern metro network, you’ll find navigating Shenzhen to be a breeze.
Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen
Expect bold carpets, hand-painted cloud murals and bathrooms with mirrors that magic into TVs, at the Four Seasons. You’ll find three dining options: Foo for Asian food; Zhuo Yue Xuan specialising in modern Cantonese; and the Yi Bar and Lounge where you can get a lighter bite and a daily creative afternoon tea service. In the spa, you’ll encounter a blend of ancient practices and modern technology. And there are green areas throughout to give that sense of zen. A real highlight at this hotel is the outdoor pool and deck where you can take tai chi and yoga classes.
The St Regis Shenzhen
One of the many reasons to book a suite here is The St. Regis Butler Service, a hallmark of the brand, that takes care of unpacking and packing, tea and coffee delivery, garment pressing and much more. Guests of St Regis can enjoy a fine-dining experience at Social, with Mediterranean and Asian dishes; sip on wines and spirits at Decanter; take afternoon tea in the Drawing Room and sundowners on the rooftop bar with panoramic views of the city. There’s also a business centre, a spa and an indoor swimming pool.
The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen
With a prime location in the Futian Central Business District, The Ritz-Carlton provides easy access to shops, cultural attractions, public transport and eateries. Although there are some excellent restaurants onsite: Xingli for authentic Cantonese cuisine; Paletto Italian Restaurant, and The Lounge for the hotel group’s iconic afternoon tea experience and light refreshments. Treatments at the spa have been inspired by traditional Chinese medicine as well as Western techniques, plus there’s an indoor pool and a state-of-the-art fitness centre with personal trainers on hand to offer guidance if required.
The Langham, Shenzhen
Also in the Futian Central Business District, The Langham exudes European elegance, with its blend of contemporary style and classic luxury. Each accommodation option offers spacious layouts, premium bedding, and state-of-the-art technology. Be sure to dine in T’ang Court, the hotel’s signature restaurant, which holds three coveted Michelin stars and showcases exquisite Cantonese cuisine prepared by some of the country’s best chefs. Or dine in Silk, where you can sample international dishes with a contemporary twist and Duke’s, for a selection of premium wines, spirits, and cocktails. The Chuan Spa at The Langham, Shenzhen offers a holistic wellness experience inspired by traditional Chinese medicine and an indoor pool.
Located in the same neighbourhood as The Langham and The Ritz-Carlton, the InterContinental is just a five-minute walk from the subway station. It’s one of the few in the city to have an outdoor pool, with loungers, parasols and a pool bar, there’s also an indoor pool alongside the spa. It has three restaurants; Xiangyuan, Café Zen and the Japanese-style Riva. Guests can also enjoy drinks and live entertainment at the Lobby Lounge with a large array of whiskies. The decor here takes on a Spanish-inspired and modern style, with the exception of the Chinese-themed suite.
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