A hip high-rise in Guangzhou
285 Rooms / 32 Suites
A few blocks from Guangzhou’s Pearl River, the W Guangzhou has tallied up several firsts for the hip luxury brand. Not only is it the stylish hotel brand’s first foray into mainland China, but it’s also the only W that offers a club lounge — an added luxury to accommodate Guangzhou’s many business travelers. Smack in the middle of the CBD, near all of the convention centers and just a 15-minute drive to the main Guangzhou East train station, the vibrant property is in a great location for striking deals. For those in search of a fashion-forward and energetic hotel amid the city’s many straight-laced business addresses, the W is an obvious choice.
Out to wow you at every turn, the lobby takes the five elements of feng shui — fire, earth, metal, water and wood — on a rollercoaster, featuring fire-colored glass paneling, earth-inspired marble floors, an avant-garde bronze sculpture, hand-carved wooden benches and a mesmerizing LED waterfall that’s three stories high. But despite these natural touches, the W Guangzhou is far from rustic. Located on floors seven to 27 of the tower, and ranging in size from 538 to 9,559 square feet, the 317 rooms and suites have different looks depending on which floor they are located. But they all have a few things in common: floor-to-ceiling windows, rain showers, separate bathtubs and Bliss bath amenities. Expect lots of tech-savvy touches, too — such as Starwood Preferred Guest’s new cell phone room entry, mood lighting, electronic curtains, 3D TVs and Nespresso machines.
From live DJs at the signature Woobar to bumping live bands at busy Fei nightclub, this high-energy hotel is here to make some noise. Almost every night of the week Woobar offers a different drinking deal, as well as a daily “Tea-Volution” afternoon tea spread that’s quite popular with travelers and locals alike. Dining is also of utmost importance to the W brand, and the Guangzhou hotel has three restaurants to choose from: The Kitchen Table international buffet, I by Inagiku’s Japanese staples and Yan Yu’s contemporary Cantonese cuisine.
Though quiet corners are far and few between, Starwood's Platinum Preferred Guests and those who have booked suites all have access to the club lounge on the 26th floor, which is home to gorgeous views, light snacks and complimentary happy hours. You can also take refuge in the Away Spa on the 28th floor, where a dry sauna, steam room, vitality pool and nine treatment rooms are sprawled across more than 16,000 square feet. Down one level, the spacious Fit exercise area comes equipped with cardio machines and free weights, as well as a separate yoga room and a ballet bar. Not to be outdone, the W Guangzhou’s almost-69-foot heated indoor pool is lit up with natural sunlight and even plays music underwater.