International architecture firm Goettsch Partners has completed work on the mixed-use R&F Yingkai Square tower in Guangzhou, China. Measuring more than 970 feet (300m) in height, the tower is the seventh tallest in the city, accommodating office space, retail and the Park Hyatt hotel. The tower features a bamboo-inspired design with asymmetrical curvature and veined vertical strips on the exterior, which compress and stretch as the tower ascends to create a visual sense of gravity.
The 66-story tower’s uppermost floors houses the 208-key Park Hyatt Guangzhou hotel. Featuring interiors from Tokyo-based design firm Super Potato, the hotel welcomes guests with a warm and neutral palette accented by sculptures. A 60th-floor infinity-edge pool spans the length of one side of the building, offering panoramic views of the city skyline. Similar views can also be enjoyed from the signature outdoor rooftop garden and dining venue on the 70th floor.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 208 rooms & suites (52-260m2) (560-2,799 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2016 • architecture: Goettsch Partners (Chicago) • interior design: Super Potato (Tokyo) • bathroom amanities: Le Labo ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk