As the heat subsides, many of the pools and water parks closed their doors during the cooler weather. If you are looking for somewhere less crowded to keep in trim, then nearly all of the best five-star hotels have heated pools. Whether you are living in Guangzhou or simply on a business trip, it is always a good time for a refreshing dip.
Park Hyatt Hotel Guangzhou
The Park Hyatt pool, located high up on the 63rd floor, remains a haven of calm and tranquillity, far away from the madding crowds below. Attendants are low key, courteous and helpful. Best of all are the mesmerizing views of the Canton Tower which absolutely dominates the skyline towards the south. Access to the pool also includes all of the other fitness facilities including the saunas and jacuzzis.
Add: 63rd Floor, Park Hyatt Hotel, 16, Huaxia Lu, Fuliyingkai Square, Zhujiang New Town (珠江新城华夏路16号广州柏悦酒店63层（富力盈凯广场))
Bus: Lines 107 and 44, 90 serve Huacheng Dadao(花城大道); 541，137 and 140 go to Tianhe (天河站).
Metro: Line 3 , Zhujiang New Town Station, Exit B2.
Four Seasons Hotel
The Guangzhou Fours Seasons is one of the highest hotels in the world. Located on the 69th floor, the infinity pool has shown stopping views of Guangzhou’s skyline. Computer-controlled lighting casts ever-changing reflections from pool to ceiling, while in-pool speakers are ideal for water-based exercises.
Add: 69th Floor, Four Seasons Hotel, 5, Zhujiang Xilu, Guangzhou (珠江西路5号广州四季酒店69层)
Bus: Lines 107, 44 and 90 serve Huacheng Dadao(花城大道); 40, 90 and 194 go to Huacheng Square (花城广场站) .
Metro: Line 3 or line 5, Zhujiang New Town Station, Exit B1.
The Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou
With typical European style and elegance, The Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou boasts an outdoor swimming pool in traditional Roman style, complete with complex mosaics, veined marble columns and Corinthian capitals. Even non swimmers can spend the day taking in some rays. Sunbathing poolside with a refreshing tropical cocktail is the ideal way to wind down after a hectic business trip.
Add: 4th Floor, The Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou, 3, Xingan Lu, Zhujiang New Town (珠江新城兴安路3号广州富力丽思卡尔顿酒店4层)
Bus: Lines 293, 886 and 18 all serve Xiancunlu Nan stop(冼村路南站); Lines 194, 11 and 107 go to Liede（猎德站）.
Metro: Line APM, Guangzhou Opera House Station, Exit E.
The W Hotel, Guangzhou
Guangzhou became the first mainland city with a link in the W chain, a brand that appeals to a hip, young trendsetters, with its minimalist yet modern luxury.
The W Hotel is more like a luxury fashion label than a regular five-star hotel, and it is no surprise that this is a popular destination for pool parties. The Wet-deck is a favourite with leggy catwalk models while the DJ spins tunes in the Woobar.
Add: 26, Xiancunlu, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou (广州天河区珠江新城冼村路26号)
Bus: lines:137, 140 and 541 serve Xiancun (冼村路南站); Lines 194, 11, and 107 go to Liede.
Metro: Line 5, Liede Station, Exit D（猎德站）.
Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich Hotel
This 30-metre-long infinity pool is well suited for fitness fanatics who want to get a few laps in before dinner. Features include panoramic mountain views and underwater music as well a year round temperature controlled water.
Add: 7th Floor, Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich Hotel, 988, Guangzhou Dadao (广州大道中988号广州圣丰索菲特大酒店7层)
Bus: Lines 209, 56 and b12 serve Guangzhou Dadao Zhong(广州大道中站);
Lines 6，540 and 547 go to Shidai Square（时代广场站）.
Metro: Line 1, Tiyu Xilu Station, Exit E.
Guangzhou Shangri-La Hotel
This hotel has both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, great for relaxing after a game of tennis on one of the floodlit rooftop courts. The indoor pool is one of the largest in the city, with it interior ceiling design creating the impression of blue skies and white clouds.
Add: (Near Pazhou International Exhibition Center) Shangri-La Hotel, 1, Huizhan Donglu, Haizhu District, Guangzhou (海珠区会展东路1号香格里拉大酒店内(近琶州会展中心))
Bus: Lines:137 and B7 serve Pazhou Dadao Dong (琶洲大道东站)
Metro: Line 8, Pazhou Station, Exit A.
Source: Life of Guangzhou
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