Langham Place, Guangzhou – Langham Place, Guangzhou
Architect: Andrew Bromberg of Aedas International Ltd.
Status: Opened in 2013
Fast fact: Langham Place's exterior is designed to resemble unfolding wings in action, "evoking a sense of freedom and space," according to a hotel spokesperson. It also has the city's biggest ballroom.
Langham Place Guangzhou, 638 Xingang East Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou; +86 20 8916 3388
Dawang Mountain Resort, Changsha
Architect: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D. Prix & Partner ZT GmbH
Status: Conceptual phase
Fast fact: This 120,000-square-meter futuristic resort is set above an old cement mining quarry pit and lake. It will include an indoor ski slope, water park, shopping mall and restaurant complex. The hotel will be housed in a 100-meter tower on the south end of the site.