Getaway Ideas – Shenzhen
Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen is the company’s eighth Chinese property – an auspicious number, since eight is considered lucky in China. In honour of the new property, which is scheduled to open in mid-2013, our skilled concierge team has assembled an enticing array of activities that are sure to whet your appetite for a modern city that blends enterprising entrepreneurship and artistic creativity.
Designated as a UNESCO City of Design in 2008, Shenzhen is home to many designers and artists. Book a private tour to view their cutting-edge creations, ranging from the soaring architecture of the winged roof of the Civic Centre to the avant-garde works at OCT-LOFT art park. Find glimpses of the past as well, with tours to Nantou Ancient City, which dates back to the fourth century and features remnants of a Ming Dynasty town, and the 14th-century Dapeng Fortress, which played a central role during the Opium Wars.
Many Shenzhen residents are recent transplants from elsewhere in China, meaning you can sample delectable cuisine from China’s eight regions, both at tantalizing local restaurants or through private group cooking classes at the Hotel. Shenzhen is also a shoppers’ paradise – be sure to book a private tour to snap up jade, jewellery, electronics and arts and crafts. Stretch your legs with outings like a hike up Wutong Mountain, biking and bird-watching at Mangrove Nature Reserve, or a round of golf at one of the city’s many golf courses. The Mission Hills Golf Club, just a short drive from the Hotel, is the world’s largest golf club and home to a remarkable 12 18-hole courses created by international golf superstars.
At the Hotel, wrap yourself in a cocoon of pristine, top-quality luxury with services and amenities that include a 24-hour gym, indoor and outdoor pools, dawn yoga mediation, private tai chi classes, a spa retreat and world-class cuisine.
Shenzhen is making its mark in the world – please join us to discover it for yourself!