Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou Yuanqu will launch on June 1.
The hotel will have 303 guestrooms and suites and 16 serviced apartments. The rooms begin at approximately 500 square feet and offer views of Jinji Lake and the city skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows. To complement the city’s lakes and canals, the rooms are designed in a palette of silver, beige and blue.
Accommodations are decorated with art inspired by Suzhou’s acclaimed gardens, while brocade fabrics pay tribute to the influence silk production has had on the city’s history.
A sliding wall separates the bathroom from the living and sleeping area. The hotel’s concierge level Horizon Club Lounge on level 31 will offer exclusive amenities and services.
Currently accepting reservations, Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou Yuanqu is offering a special breakfast buffet price of CNY1 (about USD 0.15) for stays booked under the flexible rate from June 1 to October 31, 2019. Golden Circle members can earn double GC Award Points for each room booking.
Travelers will be able to choose between two restaurants at the hotel. Shang Garden will serve regional Chinese cuisine. The all-day dining restaurant Café Hong will have live theater kitchens serving global fare.
The Sip Lounge will offer a selection of tea, wine, cocktails and live entertainment. Guests can also go to Health Club on Level 7 with a 24-hour gym, indoor temperature-controlled swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam bath. The Spa at Shangri-La will offer a selection of wellness therapies based upon the healing traditions of Asia.
The new hotel will add to the city’s total event space with two pillar-less ballrooms at 10,763 square feet and 4,133 square feet. Seven multi-function spaces and a boardroom will also be available. All venues will be equipped with advanced lighting, audio and video systems.
Located in the new central business district of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou Yuanqu is part of GCL Plaza, an integrated commercial complex that comprises an international office tower, a high-end residence and a four-story retail space. The hotel is within walking distance of the Jinji Lake, the largest city lake park in China, as well as Suzhou International Expo Centre and Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre. The hotel is also within walking distance from the subway.
The hotel is a 10-minute drive from the SIP railway station and the Beijing-Shanghai/Nanjing-Shanghai expressway, the major thoroughfare which leads to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Sunan Shuofang International Airport. Travelers can also reach Suzhou from Shanghai via bullet train within 30 to 40 minutes on almost 200 trains daily.