Conrad debuts design-led hotel in Shenzhen

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Conrad Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Conrad Shenzhen in the Chinese city’s Qianhai business district.

The milestone property has been designed by Goettsch Partners and YABU Pushelberg to offer an art-filled modern oasis of serenity in the megacity it’s a part of.

An oasis of tranquillity

The 300-key Conrad Shenzhen, owned by Horoy Group, places guests at the heart of the city’s financial centre, just 25 minutes from Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport and steps from Guiwan metro station.

The hotel commands views over Qianhai Bay and is distinguished by the interior design of YABU Pushelberg around the hotel’s ‘Story of a Dreamer’ theme taking guests on a reflective journey through modern art and calming aesthetics. Goettsch Partners is responsible for the site’s striking architecture.

“We are thrilled to introduce Conrad Shenzhen, our first luxury property in China’s thriving technology hub and a breathtaking addition to our portfolio of hotels in Asia Pacific,” said Alan Watts, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton.

“Travel demand remains strong and is only expected to rise as international travel to China resumes. As the country’s fastest growing hotel company, Hilton stands ready to welcome even more guests here in Shenzhen and other key destinations.”

Dino Michael, senior vice president and global category head, Hilton Luxury Brands, commented: “With its urban landscape and rich cultural heritage, Shenzhen is an ideal destination for growing Conrad Hotels & Resorts in China.”

“Through the brand’s purposeful service, and the hotel’s desirable location and sophisticated design, travellers can enjoy an inspiring stay infused with local connections and elevated culinary experiences.”

Lai Julin, president, Horoy Group, said: “Conrad Shenzhen represents an exciting partnership that blends our nuanced understanding of the local market with that of Hilton’s expertise in luxury hospitality, setting a new benchmark in Shenzhen.”

A taste of local culture

In space reflecting local culture through contemporary design, the hotel encapsulates the transformative spirit of Shenzhen, which has evolved over four decades from a fishing village into a vibrant megacity.

Here, the 300 spacious guest rooms and suites begin at 56 sq m in size, with interior design that pairs comfort and luxury. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide views over the bay and city.

Among the hotel’s abundant amenities are its four restaurants and bars, which include the Chinese restaurant CH’AO showcasing Chaozhou cuisine, The Common Room for premium cuts and seafood from an open kitchen, the Azaleas lounge serving light bites and afternoon tea in a high-ceiling space that spills out to a terrace, and the Collective Bar offering views over Qianhai Bay from its patio.

Events will be held in 2,100 sq m of meeting and event space, which includes a 1,100-sq-m grand ballroom, with a team of events experts ensuring a seamless experience.