SUZHOU, China, Aug. 29, 2014 / PRNewswire – Hyatt Regency Suzhou today announced the opening in Suzhou, one of the most important economic, cultural and historic cities of China, neighboring Shanghai.
The city of Suzhou, known as “the Venice of China,” is renowned for its ancient canals, bridges and UNESCO-listed gardens. Neighboring the picturesque Jinji Lake, Culture and Arts Center, International Expo Center and the Ferris Wheel Park, Hyatt Regency Suzhou provides contemporary comfort and high-tech amenities in the latest thriving heart of this historic city.
Strategically nestled in the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) with a subway station at its doorstep, Hyatt Regency Suzhou is a key connecting point between Suzhou and Shanghai, offering easy accessibility to visiting guests. It takes just 25 minutes by train to reach Shanghai, one hour by car to reach Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.
The interior design is inspired by Suzhou’s classic gardens offset by large-scale contemporary artworks and abstract patterns that reference the modern face of Suzhou.
“We are delighted to introduce the Hyatt Regency brand’s signature world-class dining, hospitality and amenities to one of China’s most historic cities,” said Gary Chan, general manager of Hyatt Regency Suzhou. “As the first Hyatt hotel in Jiangsu province, Hyatt Regency Suzhou will be an inspiring place to connect, dine, meet, celebrate and relax in the city. With an energetic team of expert planners and passionate hoteliers, we are ready to welcome our guests from the neighborhood and around the world.”
Hyatt Regency Suzhou’s 355 contemporary guestrooms encircle an eye-catching 29-story atrium. The bright, modern design incorporates Suzhou stylistic influences – from a large black-and-white mural featuring snapshots of classical architecture and garden images to woven cane lanterns and an abundance of natural woods and textures.
Hyatt Regency Suzhou brings Hyatt-renowned dining experiences to Suzhou with five destination restaurants and lounges. Ascending the grand staircase from the lobby, the second floor’s Hua Chi 88 is a vibrant Chinese dining restaurant serving authentic Suzhou and Huaiyang cuisines, Taihu Boat cuisine, and the city’s finest Peking Duck roasted over fruitwood. The Fireplace on the third floor is an international grill restaurant with a sophisticated European bistro-style ambience. Tea House on the ground floor serves light snacks, beverages and cocktails. By night, Tea House transforms into a relaxed bar. Beneath the magnificent 29-story atrium, The Atrium is an elegant spot for informal meetings and gatherings. Market Cafe occupies a second-floor space with double-height windows where guests can eat out of the pan, off the grill and out of the wok.
Hyatt Regency Suzhou is the place for every occasion. The Residence is a new-concept events venue comprised of four multifunctional rooms, hosting up to 360 guests. The rooms feature versatile sliding screens that open onto a large foyer, and a dedicated Loft Kitchen is fully equipped for creative dining experiences. Designed in contemporary style, the 6,240-square-foot Regency Ballroom can host up to 450 people for a cocktail event and 340 for a private dining event. The ballroom can also be divided into two rooms for smaller gatherings. A large VIP/Bridal Dressing Room and lounge are available. A private street-front entrance provides exclusivity.
Yue Spa at Hyatt Regency Suzhou is designed to restore and maintain the natural equilibrium. Six private spa suites plus two reflexology areas provide a full range of body and facial treatments. The hotel also features a 25-meter indoor swimming pool with floor-to-ceiling city views. The 24-hour fitness center offers the latest cardio and strength equipment, which enables guests to share their workout stats via social media apps.