Shenzhen, long seen as Hong Kong’s serious sibling is fast finding its own ground to stand on. The business city is shedding its staidly image and taking on the mantle of a hot spot for leisure. Now, Park Hyatt Shenzhen has debuted, adding more buzz as it towers as an oasis within the concrete jungle.
Located at the centre of the city’s buzzing Futian business district, the luxury five-star hotel crowns the top floors of a sleek 48-storey high rise building. Despite its glass-and-steel facade, the interior is plush and understated, designed by Yabu Pushelberg. The hotel is open and tranquil, with the feeling of being in a natural sanctuary.
This feeling comes through especially in the 195 guest rooms, 24 of which are suites. It deliberately allows you to feel like you’re floating on a cloud, as the rooms are airy and expansive, filled with natural light streaming through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Naturally, the rooms boast stunning aerial vistas of the city below. The Asian-inspired décor comprises custom-made furniture, lighting, and artwork with Chinese influences set against a soft backdrop of grey, taupe and ochre hues. The spa-like rain shower in the bathrooms is certain to delight, as are the gentle fragrances of handmade toiletries by popular American perfumer Le Labo.
The Park Hyatt Shenzhen also presents an array of exceptional choices when it comes to in-house restaurants and bars. The Living Room, for instance, lives up to its name by offering a comfortable environment, ideal for enjoying a cup of tea or a glass of champagne in the evening. The beautiful Garden Pavilion, with its abundance of greenery, charms with its delectable Cantonese cuisine.
Cocooned by a gorgeous glass ceiling and windows while adorned with generous foliage, The Glasshouse is quite possibly the prettiest space in the hotel. Serving casually sophisticated European cuisine, the modern restaurant has an inviting outdoorsy ambience. Those seeking to unwind in the evening should head to the top of the hotel where The Attic offers a selection of delicious cocktails and other drinks, along with live music and spectacular views.
Putting the final touches of what is sure to be memorable stay is The Spa, a veritable oasis of calm and wellness, presenting a range of stress-relieving and pampering treatments to ensure complete bliss.
With so much on offer, one can well believe Park Hyatt Shenzhen’s promise that its guests will experience “a level of unparalleled hospitality in the city.”