The much-anticipated Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou
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The third largest city in China, Guangzhou is a sprawling metropolis of construction work and adrenaline, with new skyscrapers continually adding to the city’s heaving skyline. Amongst these towers in the city’s growing Tianhe District, the much-anticipated Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou has just opened its doors.

And while the city’s 13 or so million inhabitants elbow their way through the chaos outside, New York-based Tony Chi & Associates have created an urban sanctuary inside, with chic, understated interiors. In the 263 guest rooms, walnut and leather furnishings in a low-key, masculine palette of smokey greys and biscuit tones are enhanced by subtle, considered lighting and floor-to-ceiling windows, while the public spaces are flecked with bold artwork that reflects both the country’s history and its growing modern identity.

Located above TaiKoo Hui, a luxury shopping centre, there is plenty to keep you occupied, but a visit to the quiet confines of the spa, followed by a bite to eat in Jiang by Chef Fei, certainly wouldn’t go amiss.

Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou China with walnut and leather furnishings

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Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou with urban sanctuary inside, with chic, understated interiors

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Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou, China swimming pool

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Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou, China TaiKoo Hui, a luxury shopping centre

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389 Tianhe Road
Tianhe District


Lauren Ho is the former travel editor at Wallpaper*. Now a contributing editor, she roams the globe, writing extensively about luxury travel, architecture and design for both the magazine and the website, alongside various other titles. She is also the European Academy Chair for the World's 50 Best Hotels.