DESTINATIONS TO CONSIDER – Guangzhou, ChinaJul 21, 2017
So, you’ve hosted a meeting in Beijing. You’ve hosted a meeting in Shanghai. It is time to consider mainland China’s third most-populous city, Guangzhou, as your next mainland Chinese meeting destination.
Located along the Pearl River in southeast China and just two hours from Hong Kong, Guangzhou offers an inviting alternative to the usual and expected meeting cities.
Serving as the political, economic, scientific, educational and cultural center in southeast China, Guangzhou is home to all major hotel chains including but not limited to Marriott, Starwood, Hilton and Hyatt. Guangzhou hotels offer modern but comfortable surroundings and provide meeting space for as little as 10 to over 500 people without hesitation.
Guangzhou’s Baiyun International Airport, now one of the world’s top 20 busiest airports, was completed in 2004. The new and modern airport offers 24-hour-a-day operation, allowing airlines to maximize intercontinental routing and offer a greater number of flights each day. The airport services most major international and domestic airlines, including AirAsia, Air China, Cathay Pacific, Delta, EgyptAir, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Air France, Bangkok Airways and more.
If your meeting allows for any leisure time, there are a few spots that are not to be missed. Why not make a quick trip to (and hopefully up to the top of) Canton Tower? At 600 meters, Canton Tower claims to be one of the top three towers in the world after Burg Khalifa and Tokyo Sky Tree. Wanting a bit more history? Be sure to visit one of the many Buddhist temples in the area, one of the best being the 1,400-year-old Temple of the Six Banyan Trees. And smack in the heart of the city is Yuexiu Park, home to The Five-Ram Sculpture, the emblem of the city. For those wishing to immerse themselves in local cuisine, Guangzhou boasts a world-renown reputation for stellar Cantonese food and is home to more restaurants than any other city in China.
The time has come to shift focus from the typical and place your next Chinese meeting in Guangzhou. What are you waiting for?!
Author: Jennifer Spinks