Formerly known as Canton, Guangzhou is the country’s busiest transport and trade hub and the third-largest city in China. The gleaming metropolis is home to both steel-clad towers and leafy alleys, and its history as a strategic trade port to the South China Sea and colonial background has acquired it a culturally diverse population that sings of Guangzhou’s cosmopolitan flair.
It is in this cultural mix that Somerset Riviera Guangzhou is situated in. Located along the Pearl River near Canton Tower, the serviced residence is nestled in an upscale waterfront residential enclave and overlooks Ersha Island and Zhujiang New Town, a showcase of futuristic-looking architecture and the autopilot metro.
Despite glimmering skyscrapers, Guangzhou boasts some of the oldest temples in China, a millenarian-old park, an imperial tomb of a southern kingdom and complete preservation of colonial villas. These are all easily accessed through the city's comprehensive metro network.