By V. Sivaji
Park Hyatt Shenzhen opened its doors recently sitting atop a 48-storey skyscraper in the heart of the Futian central business district in Shenzhen.
The brand new hotel is designed to provide a luxurious oasis amidst the pulsating energy of this fast-growing city.
“We are very excited to celebrate the opening of Park Hyatt Shenzhen and to introduce a new personalized experience to this dynamic city.
“We sincerely appreciate our owner, Ping An China, for their trust and support. With their rich experience in real estate management together we are bringing a sophisticated and enriching experience to Shenzhen,” said Stephen Ho, president, Greater China, global operations, Hyatt.
Within walking distance of Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center and surrounded by corporate offices and luxury shopping, Park Hyatt Shenzhen is ideally located for business and leisure travelers alike.
The hotel is located 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) from Futian Checkpoint and has direct underground access to metro lines, the Futian High Speed Train station, Hong Kong SAR with all districts of Shenzhen accessible near the hotel.
The hotel is designed by the New York-based architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), the 48-story building, resembles a dynamic glass and steel butterfly with its wings spread against the Shenzhen city skyline.
The elegant and refined interiors of Park Hyatt Shenzhen are designed by Yabu Pushelberg to feel like a home away from home.
The hotel’s design celebrates the Park Hyatt brand’s heritage and creates a haven of tranquility, offering a botanical oasis in the sky blending nature and culture. The moment guests step into the hotel’s Chinese-style garden, they will find unparalleled enrichment and a quietly confident stay.
Meanwhile, the hotel’s 195 spacious guestrooms and suites, are designed to create an Asian-inspired sanctuary where guests will feel as if they are ‘floating on a cloud.’
Located on floors 36 to 44, the corridors leading to each guestroom are lined in cloud-patterned carpeting with accommodations ranging from 516 square feet to 3,229 square feet (48 square meters to 299 square meters).
Upon entering each guestroom, guests can find floor-to-ceiling windows framing the spectacular sky-high views. In soothing shades of grey, taupe and ochre, the rooms also incorporate subtle contemporary Chinese detailing, ranging from the artwork to the lantern-style pendant lighting to the minibar resembling a modern Chinese cabinet.
In the marble-lined bathroom, the Asian influence continues in the twin vanity stand inspired by traditional Chinese architecture. Bathrooms also feature a deep soaking tub, spa-inspired rain shower, and premium toiletries custom-created for Park Hyatt Shenzhen by cult New York perfumer Le Labo, renowned for its fresh, handmade fragrances.
For dining and drinking options, Park Hyatt Shenzhen launched a unique collection of bars and restaurants to showcase its outstanding cuisine accompanied by unrivaled views of the Shenzhen skyline.
Flanking an entire side of Level 33, Living Room is a residential-style venue streaming natural light, stunning views and a sense of intimate comfort and timeless elegance, where guests can congregate for afternoon tea or evening drinks.
Also on Level 33 is Garden Pavilion, specializing in classic and authentic Cantonese cuisine as well as Sichuan and Jiangnan specialties.
Comprising a series of pavilions immersed in greenery, the décor creates an extraordinary setting akin to outdoor dining. The botanical theme continues in the restaurant’s four private dining suites, each with its own lounge and powder room, where wallcoverings depict bucolic scenes of mountains, trees and wildlife.
Opening in late August is the The Glasshouse on Level 47 has a contemporary alfresco-dining feel with natural light flooding in from the glass ceiling and wraparound windows, and an abundance of outdoor-inspired whitewashed brick, decking and paving.
It is a contemporary restaurant and bar offering a wide range of beverages and casually elegant European cuisine with a Chinese sensibility.
Located on Level 48 is the The Attic which will also open in late August, serving as a penthouse bar that continues with a botanical theme and foliage above a large marble counter bar.
Also opening in late August, The Spa is a tranquil, elegant space with floor-to-ceiling brass detailing that emphasizes the high ceilings of the space.
The Spa offers a menu of healing treatments, exclusively curated for Park Hyatt Shenzhen that incorporate the latest spa products, techniques and technologies. For complete relaxation, there is an 80 foot (25 meter) indoor lap pool and the latest fitness facilities.
“We are incredibly excited to see the opening of Park Hyatt Shenzhen in this dynamic Chinese metropolis and deliver a personalized stay to guests.
“This incredible building by KPF with stunning interiors by Yabu Pushelberg is a dream environment for us. With the understated quality of our guestrooms, immersive culinary experiences and sophisticated event spaces complemented by the highest standard of service,” said General Manager Peter Hildebrand.