Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has opened the 302-room Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou, which is the brand's 88th property worldwide.
Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou occupies the top 30 floors of the 103-storied Guangzhou International Finance Center (GZIFC) in China.
Guests of the Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou can take direct elevators from the ground floor to the lobby at 70th floor, which features a three metre (ten feet) red steel sculpture by Australian artist Matthew Harding that appears to float on a sea of watery glass, reflecting the ceiling window 30 floors above. The naturally-lit atrium, surrounded by restaurants and rooms above, is said to be higher than the top of St. Paul's Cathedral in London and New York's Statue of Liberty.
Throughout the hotel, a collection of paintings, prints and sculptures by contemporary international artists are placed to enhance the sleek modern interiors created by US-based hospitality interior designing firm 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 Chinese seal-inspired timber sculptures in Yu Yue Heen.
The guest rooms and suites are naturally lit by floor-to-ceiling windows. On the 97th floor, the Presidential Suite's contemporary look is enhanced by original artworks throughout 253 square metres (2,725 square feet) of living space that includes 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.
The hotel features six dining and entertainment venues. Dining options also include the 72nd floor Caffe Mondo for Italian-inspired all day dining and The Atrium in the 70th floor hotel lobby for tea and cocktails throughout the day.
Yu Yue Heen, the hotel's Cantonese restaurant overlooking the 70th floor atrium lobby, features a saki bar made of natural stone. It is a completely glass-enclosed restaurant. Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou on the 100th floor accommodates Catch restaurant.
The property features nine treatment rooms, including three naturally lit double-size VIP suites and the 1,070 square metre (11,517 square feet) Hua Spa, which offers a water-based treatment area. The adjacent 24-hour fitness centre is equipped with gym equipment, and a 25 metre (82 foot) horizon-edge lap pool, overlooking the city with a windowed poolside relaxation terrace.
With 3,585 square metres (38,585 square feet) of formal event space, the Hotel can accommodate banquets from 10 to 720 in three ballrooms: Pearl Ballroom, Grand Ballroom, and Onyx Ballroom. All the three ballrooms feature built-in functionality to host conferences and meetings as well. Each has an adjacent VIP room.
In addition, eight smaller meeting rooms are all conveniently located on the first five floors of the IFC, along with the hotel's business centre. In addition, 11 private dining rooms in the restaurants above offer space for 10 to 32 people.
It also features Club Lounge with facilities like private meeting space, concierge services and daily breakfast, refreshments and cocktails on the 99th floor.
-Hotel Design Network