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China's donut shaped Hotel

Huzhou Hotel Architecture

China unveils sumptuous hotel shaped like a giant, glowing doughnut... perfect for those who feel their life is stuck in a jam. In keeping with its status as a rising global superpower, China is showing off its new wealth with an increasing number of landmark buildings.

Huzhou Hotel Architecture

But this could be the most incredible yet. The 27-storey Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, looms over the skyline of Huzhou, near Shanghai, in the shape of a massive glowing dounut. Set on the shores of Lake Taihu and offering 321 spacious guest rooms, including 44 suites and 39 villas, it's an ideal destination for China's newly affluent business class.

Huzhou Hotel Architecture

Big glowing doughnut: The 27-storey Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, looms over the skyline of Huzhou, near Shanghai. China in the 21st Century: A classic Chinese junk sails the waters of Lake Taihu as the Sheraton Huzhou soars across the horizon. 'Gather with those who matter': Offering 321 guest rooms, including 44 suites and 39 villas, the hotel is an ideal destination for China's newly affluent business class.

Huzhou Hotel Architecture

Huzhou Hotel Architecture

Holiday destination: At just seven degrees north of the Tropic of Cancer, Huzhou has a subtropical monsoon climate and an average annual temperature of 12.2-16.1C.  The Sheraton website boasts that visitors to their latest hotel can see some of the areas top attractions and, perhaps more crucially, 'gather with those who matter'. At just seven degrees north of the Tropic of Cancer, Huzhou has a subtropical humid monsoon climate and an average annual temperature of 12.2-16.1C.

Huzhou Hotel Architecture

Huzhou Hotel Architecture

Known as 'The City of Silk', the ancient metropolis is situated on the southern shores of Lake Taihu in the northern part of Zheijang Province. It is hailed as the birthplace of the Far East's famous tea culture. Guests to the Sheraton Huzhou will stay in the most opulent surroundings. Imperial splendour: The lobby of the Sheraton Huzhou is lit by 20,000 Swarovski and European natural crystal lamps arranged in a wave-like formation across its ceiling. The floor is paved with Afghan White Jade and Tiger's Eye Stone from Brazil

Huzhou Hotel Architecture

Huzhou Hotel Architecture

Luxury: Another view of the hotel's sumptuous lounge, which is decorated with beautiful Chinese art including this magnificent sculpture. Grand: The lobby lounge of the Sheraton Huzhou is an ideal spot to meet over coffee or cocktails. Ultra modern: The Sheraton Huzhou's Feast Signature restaurant, where guests can enjoy classic dishes from an international menu in luxurious surroundings. Al fresco dining: On hot days diners at the Feast restaurant can enjoy their meals on this beautiful terrace

Huzhou Hotel Architecture

Huzhou Hotel Architecture

Traditional: The Yue Chinese restaurant, where guests can enjoy the finest in local cuisine. Cosy: A private dining room of the Yue restaurant that would be ideal for high-powered business dinners with movers and shakers in China's vibrant industrial economy. While the hotel, which is designed by Beijing-born architect Ma Yanson, appears in the shape of a horseshoe the bottom ends are in fact connected by two basement levels.

Huzhou Hotel Architecture

Huzhou Hotel Architecture

The ostentatious lobby is lit by 20,000 Swarovski and European natural crystal lamps arranged in a wave-like formation across its ceiling, while the flor is paved with Afghan White Jade and Tiger's Eye Stone from Brazil. There are three restaurants, catering for tastes both domestic and international, each with private rooms, and informal liaisons can be conducted over cocktails of coffee in one of the two lounges.

Huzhou Hotel Architecture

Huzhou Hotel Architecture

Each of the Sheraton Huzhou's guest rooms includes a private balcony, a large work desk with an ergonomic chair, High Speed Internet Access, an LCD flat screen television, and an iPod docking station.

And for those who merely want to take in the sites of Huzhou, a city dating back some 2,300 years, there is the unique 8th-century Feiying Ta Pagoda, the 14th-century Temple of the Iron Buddha and the Anji Bambbo Museum, set in beautiful forests showcasing more than 300 species where visitors can learn about the history and culture of bamboo.

Huzhou Hotel Architecture

Rooms at the Sheraton Huzhou start from US$440 per night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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