Harmoniously set with its towering features among the newly built residential enclave in the Nanshan district of Shenzhen is the fabulous Kempinski hotel with 390-guestrooms and suites. All the rooms and suites are generously proportioned with an average size of around 40 sq m. In fact, it would be suitable to mention that the property is even more over the top ‘bohemian counterculture’ design that runs heavy on red, orange, gold, and bold patterns. OK, so it may not be everyone’s cup of tea but at least it creates a sense of nirvana for those that are looking for something special and want to be in the crème de la crème of Shenzhen’s booming economic market. Kempinski fans would love it, naturally.
Location is perfect because this area is going to grow in the near future especially with the Shenzhen Universaide in August 2011. There could be no better location and this is perhaps one of the best locations in the whole of the city. Only around 30 minutes away from the main Shenzhen airport, and a comfortable 45 minutes drive to the Hong Kong international airport as well. The mega Coastal City shopping complex is situated right in the doorstep of the hotel. Here you are bound to find every type of foreign and local store of fame under the sun.
All the rooms come standard with state-of-the-art facilities including: Satellite TV, wireless internet facilities, and the luxury of making complimentary calls throughout mainland China from your room are provided as part of the package. Those who may be wondering if the customer service is up to scratch with the global Kempinski brand for which they are famous for would be pleased to know that the staff converse in excellent levels of English, and that there are no misunderstandings. The local health, hospitality, and leisure industry has grown tremendously in recent years.
There is a separate floor allocated only for the women, where all the rooms are catered just for women. This is to provide the women with more privacy and somewhat is of a similar feature to that found in hotels across the Middle East including at the Kempinski Mall-of–the-Emirates in Dubai. The specially designed ‘lady room’ is generously furnished with an all-female settings including plush light colours and bedding.
One of the most beautiful parts of the hotel is the swimming pool- and even more so in the evening. You gotta love the ambiance that portrays a night sky with stars. Just imagine doing a backstroke and looking up towards the roof in the evening. The views are priceless. Because there is no open-air swimming pool, so this is one reason why the indoor swimming pool has this excellent night time touch added to it.
The lobby lounge bar is a remarkable piece of architectural genius where fresh cocktails are available till the wee hours of the morning. The lobby bar also hosts many live bands to whose tunes you can bop it away as well. It’s so grand that you end up feeling grandular yourself. Huge chandeliers hanging from the ceilings along with a massive lampshade in the shape of a signature symbol of the Kempinski. Lovely detail to attention that goes down to the micro-scale.
The hotel’s two main restaurants provide many opportunities for satisfaction. To treat your culinary taste buds it would be worthwhile to try and savour the tongue for either the Chinese restaurant, Hai Tao, or the Western buffet eatery, Seasons. The former has seven private dining suites that will make you feel as you are an emperor in Shenzhen. It is the place to go for a quality, good-value Cantonese food.
Those residing at the executive guestrooms and suites can enjoy the club lounge as they wish. From here stunning views right across the whole of the Shenzhen metropolis as well the northern territories of Hong Kong are visible on a clear day. Lovely comfortable sofas and pleasant pictures on the walls provide an array of luxury that is difficult to find elsewhere in this young city.
Get in Touch:
Here I share my thoughts
and experiences during
my travels, and how some things have affected my life as an expat and world traveller. Travelling is about capturing that moment in life. Every word, view and opinion on this page is that of Navjot Singh - except where indicated. The most recent is at the top. Scroll down to read the archive. Or search using CTRL+F (COMMAND + F) and enter a keyword to search the page. Just some of the stories you never heard before.
The NAVJOT-SINGH.COM web blog is separate to this web site....Click blog, which may
not be visible in some
countries due to local
so in those cases this
weblog may be read. The weblog also includes some of my press trip reports- most of which are not published on the official blog because of copyright issues. The weblog also contains articles that may be associated directly with a PR trip for a country, airline or a hotel. These are PR reviews done in relations with various companies.
If you are an investor or a trend watcher then you may find this website useful as investing has a lot to do with personal observations and finding the ideal trend or next big thing. The average human on the street frequently knows far more about the state of the economy than politicians, university professors, subject matter experts, and financial analysts who seldom travel, or if they do so, only from one hotel to another hotel! The pulse and vibrancy of an economy is nowhere more visible than on a country's streets.
All photos and words
are © Navjot Singh unless stated. Photos taken by others or by agencies are appropriately copyrighted under the respective name. No photo or word/s may be taken without the prior written permission by the author (i.e. Navjot Singh). All Rights Reserved.