White Swan Hotel

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Not to be confused with The White Swan Hotel, Alnwick.
Shamian Island, White Swan Hotel.
Inside the White Swan Hotel

The White Swan Hotel (simplified Chinese: 白天鵝宾馆; traditional Chinese: 白天鵝賓館; pinyin: báitiān'é bīnguǎn; Jyutping: baak6 tin1 ngo4 ban1 gun2) is a 28-story luxury hotel in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, located on Shamian Island, overlooking the Pearl River and facing the White Swan Pool. The hotel is reached by its own private 635 metres (2,083 ft) causeway. The White Swan's Jade River Restaurant, with its garden decor, is noted for its Cantonese cuisine.[citation needed]


Since opening on February 6, 1983, the Guangzhou White Swan Hotel has received over 40 heads of state and government, including Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, President Bush of the United States, and Chancellor Kohl of Germany.[1]

The hotel was accepted as a member of "The Leading Hotels of the World" on July 1, 1985, and awarded five stars by the Chinese Government in February 1990.[2]


All of the hotel's 843 rooms and suites are equipped with full-size desks, color televisions, refrigerators, and individual climate controls.


The White Swan Hotel topped "China's 50 best hotels" in 1996. It was named "China's best well-known hotel' in 2008.[3]


Many American families who adopt children from China stay at the White Swan while in Guangzhou awaiting visa paperwork. A children's story book[4] is based on this.[5]


  1. ^ "1986年英国女王丽莎白二世莅临白天鹅宾馆". Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  2. ^ "1985年7月1日白天鹅宾馆率先被世界一流酒店组织TheLeadingHotelsoftheWorld接纳为正式成员". Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  3. ^ "中国最老牌酒店". Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  4. ^ "The White Swan Express". Retrieved 2008-05-01. 
  5. ^ Barboza, David (2003-03-31). "The adoption prized The White Swan Hotel". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-05-01. 

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Coordinates: 23°06′21″N 113°14′33″E / 23.1057°N 113.2426°E / 23.1057; 113.2426