Guangzhou is home to more than 11 million people, including a 3.7 million transitory population. With the opening of China to the outside world, a large number of people from other regions of China swarmed into Guangzhou, one of the first "open" cities in China. This has accelerated its economic development. Guangzhou is famous as a hometown for overseas Chinese. These overseas Chinese do a great deal of good for Guangzhou: opening international markets, bridging Guangzhou and the rest of the world, and establishing many schools, hospitals, nurseries, kindergartens and rest homes in Guangzhou.
Those seeking business visas to go to Guangzhou must obtain an official invitation from a government office or a company authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. BF-visas for business travel can be valid up to six months but may require the visitor to leave every 30 days. They are good for single, double or multiple entries. L-visas for single or multiple entries for tourists are valid for 30 to 60 days. US Consulate Guangzhou provides citizenship and immigration services.
Guangzhou hotels and other facilities and services are fine. The 5-star Guangzhou hotels provide convenient location and comfortable accommodation for tourists and business travelers.
Featuring mountains and lakes in the background, Holiday Islands Hotel is located in Huadu district of Guangzhou, on the verge of WangZi Virgin Forest and the QingBi Lake. The property is situated next to the Guangqing Expressway and the new Baiyun International Airport. The hotel offers 200 comfortable guest rooms that are equipped with all modern amenities. The onsite restaurants serve Chinese and international delicacies in an elegant setting.
The Dong Fang 5-star hotel is situated in the intersection of North Jie Fang and Liu Hua Road in Guangzhou. The Chinese Export Commodities Complex is located right opposite to the hotel. Sightseeing spots such as Nan Yue Emperor's Tomb Museum, Yue Xiu Hill, and Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall are close to the hotel. The rooms are of average size and are well maintained. The hotel has Chinese, Western and Japanese restaurant serving different kind of cuisines. The Dong Fang Hotel is well equipped with latest facilities and communication system.
You will also find a number of 4-star Guangzhou hotels. Guangdong Victory Hotel is located on the historical Shamian Island. The hotel boasts a peaceful environment, embodying the essence of Greek and Baroque architecture. The property features the guestrooms well equipped with modern amenities, providing the much-desired comfort to the guests.
There are also quite a few 3-star Guangzhou hotels to choose from. Lido hotel is located in Beijing Road the downtown of Guangzhou city. It's about 35 km from New Baiyun International Airport. The rooms here are medium in size, well furnished and clean. Depending on what it is you're looking for, you can decide on the hotel you want to stay at. With a wide choice of accommodation options, you're sure to enjoy your stay in Guangzhou.