Hyatt Regency Suzhou Opens in Eastern China
Friday August 29th, 2014 - 11:23AM PBA
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SUZHOU, CHINA—Hyatt Regency Suzhou has opened here. The city of Suzhou, known as "the Venice of China," is renowned for its ancient canals, stone bridges and UNESCO-listed classic gardens, according to Hyatt.
“The opening of Hyatt Regency Suzhou is a strategic step for Hyatt as we grow our brand presence in China," said Christopher Koehler, VP of operations - China, Hyatt. "We believe that the authentic hospitality and care delivered by our colleagues will be well received by the hotel’s guests and the community.”
Strategically located in the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) with a subway station at its doorstep, Hyatt Regency Suzhou is part of Jinghope Plaza, a new complex project that includes a luxury shopping mall, entertainment venues and two office buildings. The hotel offers 355 guestrooms and suites plus a Regency Club. There are five restaurants and lounges, more than 15,000 sq. ft. of meeting, event and wedding venues, and spa and wellness facilities.
The contemporary design by LTW Designworks features a 29-story triangular atrium topped with a glass roof. 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."
Starting at a spacious 430 sq. ft., all guestrooms offer premium amenities, including: a large-screen LED TV with satellite channels and free on-demand movies; coffee and tea sets; individually controlled air conditioning; and complimentary high-speed broadband/WiFi Internet access. Bathrooms feature a deep-soaking tub, shower and separate toilet, plus all-natural bath products.
Regency Suites, starting at 968 sq. ft., feature a separate living/dining area, a coffee machine and freestanding window bathtub. The Regency Club provides exclusive access to the 28th floor's Regency Club lounge, serving complimentary breakfast, all-day refreshments and evening cocktails. Guests can also enjoy the Regency Club boardroom, express check-in/out and dedicated receptionist and concierge services.
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