For a hotel that started in the 1960s and has maintained admiration from travelers, the Four Seasons have much to be proud about, including the latest Shenzen venture. Four Seasons Hotel and Resort has strategically positioned itself in a country dubbed as the sleeping dragon. With economists predicting that China will be the next economic power, the Canadian-based hotel magnate would not let opportunity pass.
Four Seasons Hotel first entered China in 2002 with the Shanghai 422-room branch. President and COO Kathleen Taylor explains that Four Seasons understand how much tourism has changed for business and leisure in China, and with it comes expectation for superior service in a hotel. The COO further elaborates that the hotels are also for the Chinese who travel within China and around the world. She said that the outbound Chinese travelers will tend to look for a hotel that they’re already familiar with.
The Shanghai branch was followed by the Four Seasons in Hong Kong in 2005, and five more hotels were built all over China until from then to 2012. Five star services are now being enjoyed in Macao, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing. This move has given China more advantage in attracting tourists and business investors from around the world. Not to mention, the hotel magnate has provided thousands of jobs for the residents of the nine Chinese cities.
The latest of the Four Season Hotel offerings is the Shenzen branch located at the epicentre of China’s rising tourist haven. The location is home to Futian Commercial Center where modern architecture and international businesses thrive. The newest Four Season Hotel and Resort will serve as an abode to business conventions, family getaways and company seminars. It will also be the hub for socializing locals and foreigners, guests looking for a unique gastronomical adventure and vacationers wanting a relaxing experience. FSHR is internationally renowned for their five-star service and facilities. The Shenzen branch will be a 26-storey rise, filled with elegant yet modern rooms, surrounded by panoramic views and will boast a restaurant dedicated to the local Guangdong cuisine.
Along with the Shenzen opening in mid-2013, the construction of six more branches is being added to the hotel portfolio. Promising to open in 2014, the cities of Hainan, Suzhou and Tianjin will teem with more satisfied tourists soon. FSHR will also open a second branch in Beijing’s business district.