October 21, 2021 | 3 Minutes

Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi’an, and Kuala Lumpur

City Sights in China and Malaysia

Travel to the action. Resort retreats offer a relaxing escape, but city holidays allow visitors to experience history, culture, and glittering lights. Members can use Points* to reserve stays at hotels available through the Explorer Collection, including sought-after destinations like Xi’an, Guangzhou, and Shanghai, China, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. From luxury accommodations overlooking the Pearl River to stylish spots just steps from museums and cultural attractions, these vibrant hotels promise authentic experiences.


Holiday in style at The Westin® Bund Center, Shanghai. Towering 26 storeys above the Bund waterfront, this hotel offers breathtaking views of the Huangpu River and the Bund as well as the Shanghai cityscape and Yu Garden. Just moments from celebrated restaurants and luxury shopping, this dazzling downtown spot puts you within close access of the city’s best destinations, including major business districts. When you’re not out exploring, find relaxation at the iSpa Shanghai or enjoy on-site dining spots, with Italian, Chinese, and international cuisine.

The Westin Bund Center, Shanghai

The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou


Visit a city where tradition meets the future. Your luxury accommodation at The Ritz-Carlton®, Guangzhou, overlook views of the city and Pearl River, so you can experience the vibrance of the city throughout your stay. Explore Cantonese heritage through nearby landmarks and attractions, including the Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou Opera House, and Warner Theatre. At the hotel, you’ll have access to Michelin-star dining at Lai Heen, serving Cantonese cuisine, as well as authentic Italian dishes at LIMONI and an extensive single-malt whisky collection at The Churchill Bar. After exploring the city’s history and flavour, retreat to The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Guangzhou, for a Pearl River stone massage, custom facial, and more.


Stay amongst the shimmering city lights at W® Xi’an, where step-out balconies offer panoramic views of Qu Jiang. This luxury boutique hotel offers an indoor swimming pool and on-site spa, complemented by three dining venues designed to entertain. Though your accommodation offers a modern retreat in the heart of the city, you’re never far from experiencing Xi’an’s rich history, best discovered in celebrated attractions like the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Terra-Cotta Warriors, and Tang Paradise garden. Whether you prefer to enjoy the on-site amenities or explore spots that make the city a holiday destination, there’s plenty to see from your home base at W Xi’an.

W Xi’an

Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel


Whether you want to visit the Petronas Twin Towers or the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, the central location of Sheraton® Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel in the Golden Triangle is ideal for your travel needs. With easy access to two nearby Monorail train stations, you’ll be able to explore all the capital of Malaysia offers, from modern skyscrapers and thriving business to culture amidst historic architecture. After a day of exploration, return to your home base for dinner at Essence, where dishes are prepared at live cooking stations, or settle in and order room service before a spa treatment and relaxing swim. Availability is slated to begin December 2021.


Contact Member Services to use Points to reserve a stay at these or dozens of other hotels through the Explorer Collection.