Guangzhou: Mandarin Oriental

A justifiable jewel in their crown, Guangzhou’s Mandarin Oriental opened in 2013. Its wow factor is undeniable, undisputed and no understatement. Even for one who has by now visited some pretty impressive hotel portfolios across the globe. A good analogy would be this: let’s say you’re taking a walk through a quiet forest when you […]

Shenzhen: Pictures from the Nanhai Hilton

My thanks to Hilton Hotels for allowing me to shoot their fantastic new property. If you like my images and want me to cover your hotel please contact me here. So far I’ve covered properties mainly in South-East Asia (China/Hong Kong/Taiwan), Thailand, Malaysia, Wales and Belgium. Please check my HOTELS PORTFOLIO over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kelvinhayesofficial/sets/72157636205390496 Hilton Shenzhen Shekou […]

Bangkok: Ibis Sathorn

My first interlude at the Ibis was in Paris in autumn, 1995 (doesn’t that sound romantic?). It was not in the centre of town but it was, dare I say it, affordable and in that genre, you can’t beat the Ibis. It does its job impeccably well which is thankfully why it’s still here. Part […]

Hong Kong: Naked technology at Le Meridien Cyberport

For a moment it nearly doesn’t happen. I’m a minute late when I stumble across the shuttle bus that will take me to Le Meridien’s Cyberport, located on the south west of Hong Kong island. It’s an area that’s unfamiliar to me. The last time I was in Hong Kong (save a few airport interludes) […]

Shenzhen: International Air Hotel

          By chance, I came across the Shenzhen Airlines logo from afar. It was attached to a white building some way in the distance. At the entrance it became apparent this was no airline office, but a hotel! With the concierge and staff dressed like air hostesses and the place, a virtual […]