[photopress:Suzhou_Garden.jpg,full,alignright]The refurbished Suzhou Garden is one of the latest Asian member hotels to join WorldHotels, a global marketing and distribution partner for independent hotels.
The Suzhou Garden is a whitewashed residence of 238 rooms, complete with Chinese and western restaurants, a commercial center, conference center and entertainment and fitness center beside a scenic bridge along the canals of the ancient ‘Venice of the East’.
The 4-storey hotel recently emerged with a fresh and elegant new look after a RMB260 million makeover which took two years. Occupying a spacious property strewn with rock formations, waterways and lily ponds in 1952 it became a state guest house receiving Chinese and international political leaders. The hotel’s garden is one of the most scenic in the city and features ancient trees, some up to 500 years old.
The hotel’s rooms and suites include the Presidential Suite; two Ambassador Suites; and an Executive Floor with 60 Executive Rooms and 93 Deluxe Rooms. The hotel is 45 minutes from Hongqiao Airport.
Source: eTravel Blackboard