Business travellers to Guangdong's capital have a new option with the opening in October of the Guangzhou International Finance Centre (GZIFC).
At 103 storeys, the 432-metre construction on the main axis of the Pearl River New City is among the 10 tallest buildings in the world and true to its chosen title - the "Standing City".
The centre, located in Guangzhou's newest central business district and managed by Jones Lang LaSalle Property Services, is the largest business complex in southern China, offering state-of-the-art offices, a five-star hotel and high-end department store, conference centres and meeting rooms, and serviced apartments.
The first 66 floors of the main building are earmarked for offices with the 67th to 100th dedicated to a hotel operated by world-leading Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts. The first five floors of the podium will house a department store showcasing luxury high-end international brands. It will also feature restaurants, supermarkets and boutiques.
Floors seven to 28 of the annex will be used for hotel-style serviced apartments expected to be managed by Ascott International. A 2,000-square-metre private clubhouse on the sixth floor - the roof of the podium - will offer guests a little R&R above the bustling city, with a swimming pool, gym, yoga and dance studio, function rooms and dining facilities.
The 28th floor of the annex will be devoted to the Guangzhou Financier Club, which will be used as a venue for policy announcements, financial meetings and business exchanges.
The site has easy access to Guangzhou's three major railway stations and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport via the subway's airport lines through Pearl River New Town station.
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