W Hotel Group’s first China branch W Guangzhou set to open on January 31, 2013

The first W Hotel in mainland China W Guangzhou is set to open at upscale district Zhujiang on January 31, 2013.

The stylish 320 room hotel will feature a cutting-edge design by renowned architect Rocco Yim as well as modern interiors by New York’s Yabu Pushelberg, Glyph of Toronto, Hong Kong’s AFSO, A.N.D. of Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur’s DesignWilkes.

Décor features include a four-story glass bar suspended at the side of the hotel by optical fiber strings, a three-story Luminous WaterWall at the entrance and a suspended nest lounge at the WOOBAR.

The place is nearby Guangzhou West Tower as well as the Canton Tower, China’s tallest building. Also in the area are luxury shopping malls and cultural sites like Guangzhou Provincial Museum, Guangzhou Museum of Folk Art and the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees.

Guangzhou’s more accessible than ever now with the newly launched high-speed rail route running between Beijing and Guangzhou. The whole trip is only eight hours so visitors can stop by in town after staying at one of Beijing’s top hotels like the Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Four Seasons Beijing or trendy new establishment EAST Beijing.  

Read more at the W Guangzhou website.