Saturday, 17 March 2012

Aviation Themed Hotel in China

Shenzhenair International 
This Shenzhenair International Hotel is a little different. The first hint is that the welcome is given by staff wearing beige stewardess uniforms who greet people and hand gesture towards reception. The reason for all of this is that the Shenzhenair; HQ in a crown of hotels scattered across China, is owned by its Shenzhenair. The hotel calls itself 'your first class cabin on land' and 'the best city hotel for air travellers in Shenzhen.' This is an aaviation themed hotel, with the promotional literature saying it is a 'pioneer' in bridging the glamorous world of hotels with that of air culture, particularly the golden age of flying.

Shenzhenair International

This hotel would delight any aviation enthusiasts or nostalgia freaks. The lobby is the hotel's own travel agent; beautifully designed like a Shenzhen Airlines aircraft interior with seats, windows and overhead luggage lockers. There is also a selection of magazines to read while you wait for your tickets or shuttle connection serving both Shenzhen and Hong Kong airports. There is The Wright (Brothers) bar, and the Red Roof bar at the summit of this extraordinary place, which is 27 floors up and has a fabulous garden area with views across at Hong Kong and the Bay.  

And of nostalgia? There are things like a mural showcasing several aviation pioneers, magnificent men and their flying machines including one of the earliest 747s (it first flew in 1969), while local firm Hong Tao's lighting perfectly evokes the feel of Pan Am's America of the 50s or 60s or perhaps a Lufthansa office at Berlin's iconic Tempelhof Airport with its musky amber hue and silver metal spear, almost like an art-deco Olympic flame. There is wall art dedicated to flying and aviation, French hot air balloon inventors, Chinese wooden birds. Even the carpet is patterned with propeller blades. The hotel welcome cards exude a sixties reminder with the dutiful air hostess taking care of her passenger in-flight or at the airport lounge.

Shenzhenair International
The hotel features flat screen TV's, free wi-fi internet, glass oval desk on which to work in its 420 rooms. It has a gym, swimming pool, massage spa and sauna. For a restful nights sleep you can choose from a Pillow Menu between Buckwheat, Baby, Pressure Relieving and Seven-hole Pillows.

The hotel is located on Shennan Road in the Futian District of Shenzhen. It lies in the western section of the city's commercial center and east of the Guangshen freeway overpass. A new subway station is conveniently located on the east side of the hotel, which is also in close proximity to the Hi-Tech Fair Center, the Tian'an High-Tech Zone, OCT Leisure Center and Honey Lake District. Bao'an International Airport is a just 30 minutes away and the Luohu Train Station is an easy 15 minutes from the hotel. A convenient transport network makes your journey fast and reliable. 

Shenzhenair International Hotel. Shennan Road 6035, Shenzhen, China
Telephone: 86 755?82835366, fax: ?86 755?82835399

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