Our Design Consultants and marketing people travel a lot. It is rare that we hear from them being ‘wowed’ by a property that they have visited because most of the properties that they see are already amazing. So, it’s even cooler when we do hear that one particular place is wow and worth checking out on a next visit.Such a place is the new W Hotel in Suzhou, China. The hotel on the banks of the Jinji Lake in Suzhou, a city about 60 kilometers from the Hongqiao airport in Shanghai, opened in late September 2017. The 334 guest rooms, 45 suites, and 60 serviced apartments property is the latest in the W Hotel chain sporting the newest technologies and services.From the WIRED Business Center to the AWAY®Spa, the FIT program, the WET® Indoor heated pool, to the signature W Bed that changes color and depth throughout the day, it is all there. And at your fingertips with the W Hotels iphone app.
Suzhou has been known as the Venice of the East with lots of water channels throughout the city and an atmosphere of leisure and relaxation, picturesque gardens and teahouses, and a 2,500-year-old history. Bridges, gondolas, pavilions, man-made islands in parks reflect the Lower Yangtze region’s landscape. But the sleepy city also has another side. Around the Suzhou Industrial Park and the Suzhou International Expo Center, there is a modern, fast-moving, international city.And the W Hotel fits perfectly in that surrounding with the Patisserie des Alpes, a French bakery, just around the corner serving authentic croissants. The area around the lake is a high-design hot spot with modern structures and buildings.The W Hotel incorporates the vibrant designs without losing sight of traditional and natural elements that are cleverly woven into this contemporary luxury destination. The color scheme of the hotel chain beautifully mixes with the modern art and designs as well as the architecture that is iconic and taking a modern approach to the city’s architectural history.At the four restaurants including the first authentic Spanish restaurant in Suzhou, guests can socialize and mingle. The pool on the 26th floor not only has great views as it is the highest swimming pool in the city, but it is a great spot to relax and recharge the batteries after a long day of conferences or business meetings.So, if you have a chance to take a trip to Suzhou, make a point to stop by this new, ultra-modern, high-tech hotel to check it out for yourself.
Source: some photos are courtesy of W hotels, tripadvisor, thatsmag.