Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou

Glam in the heart of Guangzhou
VERIFIED LUXURY
One of just three Mandarin Oriental properties in mainland China (the others are in Shanghai and Sanya), Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou stands out for its sleek and minimalist look (courtesy of Tony Chi), from the gleaming avant-garde lobby to the guest rooms filled with contemporary Chinese design and clean lines.

Guangzhou is an enormous, sprawling city, but the hotel is smack-dab downtown, within walking distance of two subway lines, and a quick drive from Guangzhou East Rail Station, from which trains to Hong Kong depart.

Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou is part of a larger retail and office complex called TaiKoo Hui, whose gilded luxury mall can be accessed from within the hotel — if you can bring yourself to leave your room’s plush confines.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
• The hotel’s spa offers a wide array of therapeutic treatments featuring signature products like Natura Bissé products from Barcelona, Mandarin Oriental’s own signature Quintessence oils and ESPA products from the United Kingdom.

• The family-friendly hotel offers a host of kid’s amenities including mini-me bathrobes and tumblers in the rooms as well as curated children’s menus at Ebony and through in-room dining. Baby amenities are also available upon request.

• No one should leave any Mandarin Oriental property without a visit to The Mandarin Cake Shop. Make a beeline straight for the case of macarons that come in a rainbow of mouthwatering flavors, such as Thai chai tea milk chocolate, that changes with the holidays and seasons.

• The exclusive 24th-floor Oriental Club provides a quiet place to work or relax, with an ample spread of canapés set out daily from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m
Things to Know
• Inside the fitness center, be sure to try the InBody 520 — it’s like a scale combined with a personal trainer. You’ll find it in every Mandarin Oriental gym, so you can monitor your fitness progress as you travel throughout the year.

• If you choose to indulge in a luxurious treatment at the Spa, be sure to arrive 45 minutes prior to your appointment to make use of the 82-foot heated pool, steam room and sauna.

• Opt for a Club Level room to gain access to the Oriental Club Lounge which includes private check-in, daily breakfast, beverage service throughout the day and canapés in the evening.
The Rooms
• With entry-level accommodations clocking in at about 646 square feet, Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou sets the standard for the city’s largest rooms.

• All rooms feature double sinks, walk-in showers with rainforest fixtures and deep, round tubs. Slip into the ultra-plush white robes or request a silk kimono and sink into the room’s comfy bench or leather wingback chair.

• The luxe marble-filled bathrooms and rich, dark herringbone-patterned hardwood floors contrast nicely with the simple but chic dark neutral seating and carpeting, and crisp, white bedding.

• The spacious, spa-inspired bathrooms at Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou are stocked with top-of-the-line bath products. In the guest rooms, you’ll find London-based brand Ormonde Jayne and, in the suites, Italian brand Acqua di Parma.

• Upgrade to the Oriental Club floor to take advantage of the exclusive club lounge. The club-level rooms and suites start from approximately 753 square feet and, like the rest of the rooms at Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou, offer sweeping views of the surrounding cityscape.
The Restaurants
• Some of the city’s best Cantonese food is served at Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou’s Jiang by Chef Fei such as fluffy steamed char siu bao (barbecued pork buns), buttery housemade egg tarts (a Southern Chinese treat), and juicy ha gow (shrimp dumplings).

• All-day dining venue Ebony puts out a breakfast buffet that includes plenty of dishes like the colorful feta, grape tomato and Kalamata olive salad, while at lunch and dinner, the restaurant converts into a grill that cooks up everything from Wagyu beef strip loin to Boston lobster.

• The Taikoo Lounge serves high tea during the day in a stylish white-filled space, but at night, it transforms into the Dom Pérignon Lounge and pours champagne while a pianist performs live.

• If you prefer whiskeys and cocktails, opt for The Loft, which shakes up libations in an intimate dark wood lounge.
Getting There
389 Tianhe Road, Guangzhou 510620, China
TEL86-20-3808-8888
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CAN  (45 min)  
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