We recently had an opportunity to stay at the Sheraton Shenzhen Futian hotel. This property is located right at the heart of Shenzhen business district, between the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center and Shenzhen Civic Center and in the close proximity of several popular places.
You can also easily access this hotel through the Shenzhen Metro, which makes it easy to connect to the Hong Kong border. This is a category 4 hotel, which means reward nights start at 10,000 Starpoints/night.
As you enter the hotel, you will get a grand entrance with a big chandelier and lobby.
During check-in, I was recognized as a SPG Gold member and was upgraded to a Deluxe Room. However, we were not offered access to the club lounge, even though we hold an Amex SPG business card. It was honored after showing the benefits of Amex SPG business card to the duty manager.
There are 2 wings in this hotels, East and West. Club Lounge is located on the 24th floor of west wing, we were assigned a room in the east wing and we realized that east and west wings are only connected through first floor.
Given that you are in China, you will have a language barrier to communicate if you don’t know how to speak Chinese. Concierge and bell boys are really helpful getting you a taxi and explaining the destination to the driver. You can also buy a prepaid SIM card from the concierge to use locally.
Club lounge offers daily breakfast from 6.30 AM to 10.30 AM and a happy hour from 5.30 PM to 7.30 PM offering complimentary liquor, snacks and a few hot dishes.
Staff were really helpful and friendly. We were able to customize our order from the live counter every day with out any issues, even with the language barrier.
While the breakfast is pretty standard, you will have access to a variety of breads, fresh fruits and juices.
You can also enjoy Pan cakes and waffles if you like, however they are not made fresh at the live counter..
There is also an evening happy hour offering complimentary liquor, snacks and a few hot dishes. You could even have a light dinner.
There is a also a live snack counter during the happy hour.
Club Lounge has several semi private areas making it easy for any business discussions with a computer and print facility.
Fitness and Swimming pool:
The fitness center and the swimming pool in this hotel are operated by a third party and this facility can also be accessed by outside guests as well. You get complimentary access if you are a hotel guest.
Since it is maintained by third party, it is very spacious with several facilities including a huge indoor swimming pool, boxing ring, spinning and more.
There are wide range of activities, you can do at this fitness club.
There is also an outdoor swimming pool which is only open during summer, Indoor swimming pool is open through out the year.
There are several restaurants in this hotel, which includes “The Exchange, Afterwardz and more”
There is also a grand ball room that can hold up to 1,800 people – ideal for any kind of event.
Sheraton Shenzhen Futian hotel is located in the close proximity of Shenzhen’s business district. This is a category 4 hotel in the SPG portfolio, hence would need a minimum of 10,000 points/night for a reward night.
Stay tuned for another post with a review of the Deluxe room and the Regular room.
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