Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, is offering extraordinary value hotel rates for business travelers headed to the 107th Canton Fair.
Staged twice a year in Guangzhou – the “Flower City” – the China Import and Export Fair is Asia’s most expansive and comprehensive trade expo.
The Canton Fair showcases a broad range of Chinese-made products from computer parts to children’s toys. Both international and domestic companies come to exhibit their products at one of the 50,000-odd booths at the Pazhou Exhibition Center.
Different types of products will be exhibited during each of the Canton Fair’s three phases. Phase One (April 15-19) focuses on machinery and electronics. Phase Two (April 23-27) features home décor and crafts. Phase Three (May 1-5) showcases clothing, fashion and textiles.
Last October’s fair attracted more than 30,000 overseas buyers – an increase of almost 20 percent from the previous year. Even more exhibitors and buyers are expected this year.
Guangzhou is an ideal location for the fair, having been China’s main trading port for centuries. Portuguese sailors dubbed the city “Canton” in the 16th century, and the city still goes by that name across Europe and America. Guangzhou is conveniently located 45 minutes by air from Hong Kong Airport and 90 minutes by express train. The fair’s close proximity to Hong Kong means travelers can end their business trip with a stint of shopping in HK’s upmarket Central district or unwind in luxury in one of Causeway Bay’s top-tier hotels.
Guangzhou is one of China’s most populous cities with a great range of hotels. Agoda
has secured significant discounts in strategically-located properties across Guangzhou, plus a selection in Hong Kong for those wishing to extend their trip.
HOTELS IN GUANGZHOU
The Garden Hotel – 5 stars
Normal rate US$345. Agoda rate US$310 per night.
Stay in an Elite/Deluxe Room for a minimum of 3 nights between April 14–May 5 and pay as little as US$310 per night.
Grand Hyatt – 5 stars
Normal rate US$342. Agoda rate US$273 per night.
Book a room 7 days in advance and enjoy a 20 percent discount. Promotion valid for stays between April 14–22 and April 26–May 5.
Grand International Hotel – 5 stars
Normal rate US$191. Agoda rate US$162 per night.
Book any room for a minimum of 2 nights and enjoy a 15 percent discount. Promotion valid for stays between April 14-19 and April 30–May 5.
Asia International Hotel – 5 stars
Normal rate US$219. Agoda rate US$198.
Book a Deluxe room for a minimum 4 nights and enjoy a 10 percent discount. Promotion valid for stays between April 14–May 5.
Donlord International Hotel – 5 stars
Normal rate US$177. Agoda rate US$157.
Stay 3 nights and enjoy an 11 percent discount. Stay 4 nights and get a 15 percent discount. Promotion valid for stays between April 14-19 and April 22-27.
Dong Fang Hotel – 5 stars
Normal rate US$498. Agoda rate US$217.
This special rate is available for stays between April 14-19 and April 30–May 5.
Jianguo Hotel – 5 stars
Normal rate US$509. Agoda rate US$229.
This special rate is available for stays between April 14-May 5.
HONG KONG HOTELS
Island Shangri-la Hotel – 5 stars
Normal rate US$412. Agoda rate US$350.
Book a Deluxe Harbour View or Deluxe Peak View Room and enjoy a 15 percent discount.
The Langham Hotel – 5 stars
Normal rate US$264. Agoda rate US$211.
Book 30 days in advance and enjoy a 20 percent discount.
The Mira – 5 stars
Normal rate US$245. Agoda rate US$208.
Book 3 days in advance and enjoy a 15 percent discount.
Renaissance Harbour View Hotel – 5 stars
Normal rate US$180. Agoda rate US$120.
Pay 2 nights, stay 3 nights if you book a Garden View with your VISA card.