Marriott has opened the Renaissance Shenzhen Bay Hotel in Nanshan, an affluent district to the southwest of Shenzhen.

The 293-room hotel is situated in Shenzhen High Tech Park, a short 35-minute drive to Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport and 15 minutes from the Shenzhen Bay Border Crossing connecting nearby Hong Kong, according to the hotel.

“As China’s most successful economic zone and a driving force of the Greater Bay Area of Southern China, Shenzhen is an important destination for both business and leisure travellers,” said Henry Lee, president, greater China, Marriott International.

“Renaissance Shenzhen Bay is the latest addition to Marriott International’s expanding portfolio of 15 hotels across nine distinctive brands in Shenzhen. This opening strengthens our presence in this fast-growing city, meeting the demand for business travellers and MICE clients while also connecting leisure travellers with wonderful new discoveries in Shenzhen through the Renaissance brand.”

Designed by Hong Kong-based architecture firm CL3, the hotel’s design concept is centred on the word “Shenzhen” in Chinese characters, interpreting the city’s name into four deconstructed elements representing: Water, Wood, Earth and Spring.

There are four dining experiences on offer at Renaissance Shenzhen Bay. Firstly, there is Savor, a contemporary fusion menu at Bay Leaf restaurant, which provides a choice of indoor and al fresco ambiances for a casual dining experience.

Guests can also enjoy a meal at Wan Li Xuan, which offers sweeping city views and nine private dining rooms, while serving authentic Cantonese cuisine using the fresh local ingredients.

All-day dining venue Food Studio serves international cuisine and Chinese favourites set in an emerald green dining room.

The hotel bar, R Bar, provides themed afternoon tea service during the day and creative cocktails in the evenings.

Guests can also stay active during their stay with a dip in the spacious 25-meter indoor heated swimming pool offering spectacular views of Shenzhen Bay area, or workout at the fully equipped 24-hour fitness centre.

The hotel offers about 2,000 sqm of flexible function space to host events for any special occasion. Fully equipped with advanced audiovisual capabilities, the 1,080 sqm pillar-less Grand Ballroom features high ceilings and a 50 sqm built-in high definition LCD panel.