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 makeover and reopened in Q3 2015. The hotel is dressed throughout in white. 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.
The hotel also prides itself on its extensive collection of art and currently boasts over 2000 pieces prominently displayed in the hotel’s premises – including the hotel’s centrepiece, “Homeland Water”, which consists of a Koi pond, a man-made waterfall, stone rockery and a hexagonal shaped pavilion perched at the top of the fountain.
Contemporary rooms with views of Guangzhou
The 520 rooms and suites of White Swan Hotel range from 60 to 90 square metres, many boasting views of the Pearl River or the city’s landscape. The rooms are adorned with wood panelling and accents, and are complemented by natural lighting. Deluxe rooms are equipped with an ensuite marble bathroom, overhead rain showers, deep soaking bath tubs and are stocked with designer bathroom amenities.
The convergence of palates
Jade River is White Swan Hotel’s signature Cantonese restaurant and a mandatory visit for food connoisseurs. Dining at Jade Restaurant is akin to having a meal at an old Chinese courtyard, with an oriental-inspired interior and ambience, and its Koi pond serving as a serene setting. Silk Road Grill serves up Mediterranean and other Western-influenced cuisines. The restaurant offers riverside views and features prime cuts and seafood in its daily menu. The dishes found in the menu of Flavours of China offer guests exactly what the restaurant’s name suggests, and promise the discovery of authentic provincial Chinese flavours and delicacies.
A true landmark hotel
The hotel boasts a well-equipped, two-storey Fitness Centre and also a yoga room, which provides a view of the hotel’s lush green gardens and the Pearl River. With Jacuzzis, saunas and steam rooms, guests can be assured that their body’s wellbeing will be taken care of and pampered. A team of therapists is armed with an extensive knowledge in anatomy, aromatherapy and massage techniques.
“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 Jegge, Executive VP, Worldhotels Asia Pacific. “We are thrilled to be welcoming a property of White Swan Hotel’s calibre into our portfolio, and this latest addition is a tremendous vote of confidence for Worldhotels and the World Luxury collection of iconic hotels.”