Hospitality Awards 2022 Page 31 LUXlife Hospitality Awards 2022 In the heart of the Nanshan district, home of Shenzhen’s High-Tech Industrial Park, you’ll find Residence G Shenzhen. The ‘lifestyle hotel’ provides beautifully appointed rooms and smart studios to home those travelling for both business and pleasure. Aiming to create a home-from-home for its guests, Residence G Shenzhen puts an emphasis on its warm welcome and a strong sense of community. We speak to General Manager, Blandine Cressard, to find out more. Residence G Shenzhen, Guangdong, CHINA Lifestyle Hotel of the Year (China) & Best Hospitality Management Group 2022 – China Aug22150 A member of the hotel group GCP Hospitality (with Hotels G worldwide), Residence G Shenzhen boasts a combination of 178 spacious rooms and apartments. The accommodation is tastefully appointed and features clean lines and soothing neutral tones. With a range of booking options from overnight stopovers to long-term stays, the hotel caters for every scenario. To make sure its guests have everything they need, Residence G has designed its range of facilities to appeal to business, travellers, and families alike. As well as two state-of-the-art meeting rooms, there’s also an outdoor terrace for events and parties. For guests who want to keep in shape, there’s a beautifully appointed indoor swimming pool, a fitness suite, and a yoga studio. And, as a bonus, the Residence G massage therapist – is on hand to soothe those aching muscles afterwards. One obvious difference between Residence G and a traditional hotel is the sense of community it seeks to create. Blandine explains, “At Residence G we’re often the preferred choice for serviced apartments. Many longer-term visitors don’t want the inconveniences of living in a small rented place. With us, they don’t only choose the apartment, they choose the whole venue. We want our guests to feel at home and find a sense of belonging that includes being able to bond with other residents.” To that end, Residence G offers a unique blend of private space, cross-cultural group activities and personalised service. Blandine says, “Whether the guest is staying with us long term or visiting our restaurant for a dinner event, we want them to feel part of our ‘G Community.’ That’s why we’ve included dynamic spaces that encourage community in our design. We host regular events so that guests, residents, locals, and our team can get to know each other. It’s important to foster bonds between people and share good moments. Technology has made many things possible, but physical socializing remains important. We’re delighted to offer these opportunities.” Amongst the events on offer are sporting activities, movie nights, cocktail evenings, parties, themed dinners, and cultural events. In this ever-changing climate, Residence G seeks to provide its guests with unforgettable experiences. The hotel’s ‘human touch’ approach is the driving force behind its business and empowers its associates to deliver its unique ‘G Host spirit’. The sense of community is no less for staff and associates. Residence G fosters a family environment where employees share values and support one another. Blandine has a special interest in the development of the staff, “Hospitality is anything but routine. The new generation of Hoteliers is seeking life experience, not just work experience. I like to find out what associates are passionate about. And then, with coaching, we can entrust them with more responsibility. This encourages them to grow in confidence to become leaders in their field.” With its fine team work, dedicated attitude, and first-class services, Residence G has truly made a name for itself. It is clear to see why Residence G has gathered such a following, and won itself these prestigious awards. Long may its success continue. Contact: Blandine Cressard Company: Residence G Shenzhen, Guangdong, CHINA Web Address: