Garden Hotel Among China's Platinum 5-Star Hotels
Guangzhou Garden Hotel was included in the first group of Platinum Five-star Hotels announced by China's Tourism Bureau yesterday, along with other giants such as Beijing's China Grand Hotel and Shanghai's Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel, South Metropolis Newspaper reports.
Guangzhou's Garden Hotel
Strict censorship has been set for the Platinum Five-star standards, including 2-years previous experience as a 5-star hotel, having central business location in the city and a 24-hour office administration service.
In order to pass censorship, Guangzhou Garden Hotel has allocated 290 million RMB (about million) to the decoration and renovation of old machinery and electronic systems.
Although the average room price has jumped 30%, from the previous 600 RMB a day to 900 RMB (about 1), Guangzhou Garden Hotel has decided not to increase the price during the Canton Trade Fair this autumn.
(By Carol Peng and Alan Devey)