This city hotel was fully renovated in 2008 and comprises 386 rooms, including 4 suites. This fully air-conditioned hotel is suitable for both families and business people. Guests can enjoy a full range of services and amenities, including a selection of restaurants and bars, function rooms, a business centre, shops, and a fitness centre. Other facilities include 24-hour reception and check-out service, hotel safe, currency exchange facilities, cloakroom and lift access. There is also a café, a newspaper stand, a games room, bicycle rental and a children's playground. Guests arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the car park or undercover parking garage. For an additional fee, guests can use WLAN Internet access, room service and laundry service.
Conveniently situated in the heart of Suzhou, the ideal location is a perfect base for exploring the local sights and attractions. The hotel is also only a short ride from the Industrial Park and the New District where manufacturing and technology drive the Suzhou economy. The central Guanqian district, which is good for shopping, and the bars and pubs in Shi quan jie are only a 5-minute drive from the hotel, as is the Suzhou Museum. The nearest park, Panmen Park, is only a 5-minute walk and the Hanshan Temple, Tiger Hill and Pearl Farm are all 10 minutes' drive away. The train station can be reached in 20 minutes using public transport. A trip to Lake Taihu requires just a 40-minute drive and Shanghai can be reached in only 90 minutes by car.
Each air-conditioned room contains an in-room safe, tea/coffee making facilities, IDD telephone, special outlets for PCs and telecommunication, broadband Internet access, satellite TV, a minibar, separate shower and bath, iron and ironing board and 24-hour in-room dining. Other facilities include: hairdryer, radio and hifi, double or king-sized bed, and balcony or terrace. Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available.
The health and fitness centre provides a refreshing break. It has a complete range of facilities including modern gym equipment, massage service (fees apply), tennis court, solarium, hot tub, sauna, steam rooms, plunge pool, sun loungers as well as a choice of an indoor Roman-style pool or an outdoor free-form pool. There is also a children's swimming area, poolside snack bar and entertainment programme. The nearest golf course, the Sunrise golf club, is a 20-minute drive from the hotel.
In the Garden Lounge guests can enjoy European-style afternoon tea or cocktails as the in-house band performs live music throughout the evening. In the casual Garden Brasserie, overlooking the beautiful landscaped garden, guests will find a wide selection of Western and Asian dishes from buffet to á la carte. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served.
The hotel accepts the following credit cards as forms of payment: American Express, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard and VISA.
From East: travel west from Shanghai on the Expressway to Suzhou (around 1 hour). From Nanjing (North) follow the expressway northwest to the hotel (around 3 hours). From West: travel from Wuxi on the Expressway to Suzhou (around 5 hours). From Hangzhou: travel North on the Expressway to Suzhou (around 2.5 hours).
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
HiFi stereo system
Iron and board
King size bed