This is really a fantastic hotel in a perfect location in Guangzhou for business or vacation. This is probably one of the best hotels I've stayed in in China and I like it, because it's not just your standard cookie cutter international hotel chain. The West building is especially nice, because it's in a very nice old colonial building which has recently been completely re-modeled inside.
I stayed in the West building and had a wonderful room with a beautiful balcony and view. The interior of the room was very modern and nice, although the design was a little too funky, post-modern for my taste. The breakfast buffett was not all that great, but it did the job.
There are lots of things to see on Shamian island, but I highly recommend checking out the Starbucks next to this hotel. It's also in a refurbished colonial era building and it's the nicest Starbucks I've seen anywhere in the world. You can sit outside on the front porch and relax with your coffee. From the hotel you can also easily take a nice stroll along the river promenade or walk over to the ShangXia Jiu Road for some awesome dim sum.