Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou opens

Numbering as the 88th property in the portfolio of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou opened, rising 103 stories above the Pearl River. The property forms part of the new Guangzhou International Finance Center building's top 30 floors, along with an events complex on the lower floors at ground level.

From the ground floor, guests of Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou take elevators to the 70th floor lobby, where a ten foot red steel sculpture by Australian artist Matthew Harding appears to float on a sea of watery glass, reflecting the ceiling window 30 floors above.

Throughout the hotel, a curated collection of paintings, prints and sculptures by international artists enhances the interiors created by HBA/Hirsch Bedner and Associates. Highlights include glass sculptures in Yu Yue Heen restaurant by Australian Clare Belfrage; a wood sculpture in Tian Barby Richard Hutton of the Netherlands; mixed media sculptures by the American team of Jeremy Newman and Allison Ciancibelliin 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.

Also featured is the sculpture by Wei Chi Gaoin Yu Yue Heen, which depicts two stylized weiqi players, an homage to the game often played outdoors in parks during the summer time.

In 302 guestrooms and 42 suites, guests will find interiors naturally lit by floor-to-ceiling windows. On the 97th floor, the Presidential Suite's contemporary look is enhanced by original artworks throughout 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 property has six dining and entertainment venues including Yu Yue Heen, the hotel's Cantonese restaurant overlooking the 70th floor atrium lobby; Japanese restaurant Kumoi on the hotel's 72nd floor; and on the 100th floor, Catch is a seafood restaurant with a demonstration kitchen.

Dining options also include the 72nd floor Caffe Mondo for Italian-inspired all day dining, and The Atrium in the 70th floor Hotel lobby. At the 69th floor is the Hua Spa, which has three naturally lit double-size VIP suites. The spa has a total space of 11,517 square feet.

The adjacent 24-hour fitness center has an 82 foot horizon-edge lap pool overlooking the city with a windowed poolside relaxation terrace.

For events, the hotel has 38,585 square feet of space, able to accommodate banquets from 10 to 720 in three ballrooms: Pearl Ballroom, Grand Ballroom, and Onyx Ballroom. Each has an adjacent VIP room. In addition, eight smaller meeting rooms are all located on the first five floors of the IFC, along with the hotel's business center. In addition, 11 private dining rooms in the restaurants above offer space for 10 to 32 persons.

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