White Swan Hotel
|White Swan Hotel|
|白天鵝宾馆 or 白天鵝賓館|
Shamian Island, White Swan Hotel
Hotels location within Guangdong Province
|Address||1 Shamian South Street|
|Town or city||Guangzhou, Guangzhou|
|Opened||February 6, 1983|
|Architectural||328.08 feet (100.00 m)|
|Roof||328.08 feet (100.00 m)|
|Number of rooms||520|
|Number of restaurants||5|
|Number of bars||2|
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.
Located on the Cantonese equivalent of Dejima of pearl-rich Nagasaki in Japan (Exit Island in Japanese), the Hotel`s surroundings are rich in history of the Merchant houses incorporated in the Nations of the "Great Powers" and Holland; often attributed to have been the greatest force of modernisation in East-Asia. The colonial-era buildings are within easy walking-distance, and are a quaint reminder of Guangzou`s historical multiculturalism.
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.
The hotel closed down for renovations during three years and reopened on July 15, 2015.
The hotel was built by Hong Kong businessman Fok Ying-tung, and run over 20 years before handing out to the China's government. The hotel now belongs to The Ministry of Land and Resources of People's Republic of China.
All of the hotel's 520 rooms and suites are equipped with full-size desks, color televisions, refrigerators, and individual climate controls.
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.
The White Swan Hotel topped "China's 50 best hotels" in 1996. It was named "China's best well-known hotel' in 2008.
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