The southern Chinese metropolis of Shenzhen got its first property under the Park Hyatt brand with the official opening of the Park Hyatt Shenzhen in late July.
The new Park Hyatt Shenzhen is situated atop a 48-storey building, just next to the 115-storey main tower of Ping An International Finance Centre. The exterior of the building resembles “a dynamic glass and steel butterfly with its wings spread against the Shenzhen city skyline”.
Located in the Futian central business district, the hotel is within walking distance from the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre and a range of shopping and entertainment outlets nearby. It is also easily accessible as the hotel has direct underground access to the city’s metro lines as well as Futian Railway Station, a major station on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link that began operation last September.
The hotel has 195 guestrooms and suites located on levels 36 to 44, with sizes ranging from 48 to 299 sqm. Each guestroom features floor-to-ceiling windows with sky-high views of the cityscape, as well as contemporary Chinese design elements such as artwork, the lantern-style pendant lighting, and a mini bar that resembles a modern Chinese cabinet.
Park Hyatt Shenzhen has four dining outlets. Living Room, located on Level 33, is a “residential-style venue” for afternoon tea or evening drinks. Situated on the same floor, Garden Pavilion is a fine-dining restaurant that specialises in classic and authentic Cantonese cuisine as well as Sichuan and Jiangnan specialties. The botanical-themed restaurant has four private dining suites, each outfitted with its own lounge and powder room (washroom).
The Glasshouse on Level 47 offers an al fresco dining feel with natural light flooding in from the glass ceiling and wraparound windows, as well as the outdoor-inspired whitewashed brick, decking and paving. The restaurant and bar serve different kinds of beverages and European cuisine “with a Chinese sensibility”. There’s also a rooftop penthouse bar called The Attic on Level 48.
The hotel also has more than 1,500 sqm of “refined residential-style” event space with a 500-sqm ballroom and nine function rooms. Wellness facilities include a fitness centre, a spa, and a 25-metre long indoor lap pool with an al fresco dining option Pool Terrace offering Western and Asian food.
In addition to Park Hyatt Shenzhen, other Hyatt hotels in Shenzhen include Grand Hyatt Shenzhen and Hyatt Place Shenzhen Dongmen located in Luohu District, three airport hotels – including Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Airport, Hyatt Place Shenzhen Airport, Hyatt House Shenzhen Airport – as well as the new Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Yantian that just opened its doors on August 8 in the city’s eastern Yantian District, neighbouring the Dameisha Beach and Shenzhen Overseas Chinese Town East.
Hyatt is also significantly expanding its footprint across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East with a total of 21 new hotel openings scheduled by the end of 2020. It was also announced in May that the Hotel Vic on the Harbour in Hong Kong is set to become a Hyatt-branded hotel called the Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong in the third quarter of this year.