Hotels & Resorts
|August 25, 2014|
Hyatt Regency Suzhou Opens In Eastern China
|Hyatt Hotels and Resorts today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Suzhou in Suzhou, one of the most important economic, cultural and historic cities of Eastern China, neighbouring Shanghai.|
The city of Suzhou, known as "the Venice of China," is renowned for its ancient canals, stone bridges and UNESCO-listed classic gardens. Hyatt Regency Suzhou provides contemporary comfort and high-tech amenities to business and leisure guests in the thriving heart of this historic city.
"We are thrilled that Hyatt Regency Suzhou is now part of this vibrant community. The opening of Hyatt Regency Suzhou is a strategic step for Hyatt as we grow our brand presence in China," said Christopher Koehler, vice president 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. We look forward to fostering meaningful connections among business and leisure travellers around the world."
Strategically nestled 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 Grade-A office buildings.
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, and 10 minutes by car to reach Suzhou SIP Railway Station, the transportation hub of Yangtze River Delta region. Neighbouring the picturesque Jinji Lake, Suzhou Culture and Arts Center, Suzhou International Expo Center and the Ferris Wheel Park, Hyatt Regency Suzhou will also provide a convenient blend between the ancient Suzhou city and new district.
The hotel offers 355 spacious guestrooms and suites plus a Regency Club. There are five restaurants and lounges, more than 1,400 square meters (15,000 square feet) of innovative meeting, event and wedding venues, and spa and wellness facilities.
The refreshing, contemporary design by LTW Designworks features a breath-taking 29-storey 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 neighbourhood and around the world."
Hyatt Regency Suzhou's 355 contemporary guestrooms encircle an eye-catching 29-storey atrium, offering impressive city views from every room. 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.
Starting at a spacious 40 square metres (430 square feet), 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/Wi-Fi Internet access. An oversized table is equally comfortable as a work desk and dining table. Bathrooms feature a deep-soaking tub, spacious shower and separate toilet, plus all-natural Portico bath products.
Regency Suites, starting at 90 square metres (968 square feet), feature a separate living/dining area, a coffee machine and freestanding window bathtub. The Regency Club provides the highest level of personalized services, including 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.
Hyatt Regency Suzhou brings Hyatt-renowned dining experiences to Suzhou with five destination restaurants and lounges. The hotel offers both international flavors and authentic local dishes with fresh seasonal ingredients.
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 from nearby Tai Lake, and the city's finest Peking Duck roasted over fruitwood in the traditional duck oven. Live show kitchens throughout the dining room add to the theatrical atmosphere. Six private dining rooms feature large windows and private bathrooms.
The Fireplace on the third floor is an international grill restaurant with a sophisticated European bistro-style ambience. The open kitchen serves up Italian pizzas and grilled specialties from the Mediterranean, Japan, Korea and northern China. Wood-panelled walls, mounted animal heads and peacock blue, semi-circular booths make it a destination to impress. The Fireplace also features a mosaic and marble bar with a Manhattan vibe, ideal for relaxing before or after dinner with an artisanal cocktail, such as the signature Whisky Sour.
Tea House on the ground floor combines the conviviality of a traditional Chinese teahouse with a modern style, and it serves light snacks, tea-inspired beverages and cocktails. By day, it's a great place to work, meet and socialise with free Wi-Fi. By night, Tea House transforms into a relaxed bar with live musicians playing on a stage behind the cocktail bar.
Beneath the magnificent 29-storey atrium, The Atrium is an elegant spot for informal meetings and gatherings. Market Café 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. The freshest ingredients are used to create a la minute dishes from across China, Asia and the world, plus a delicious dessert selection.
Innovative Events and Weddings
Hyatt Regency Suzhou is the place for every occasion with more than 1,400 square metres (15,000 square feet) of innovative meetings and events space.
The Residence is a new-concept events venue comprised of four multifunctional rooms with large French windows, 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. The Residence is ideal for conferences, meetings and cocktail events. It is also a great choice for wedding parties and family gatherings.
Designed in contemporary style, the 580-square-metre (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. All venues are appointed with advanced technology and communications systems as well as complimentary wireless Internet connectivity. A private street-front entrance provides exclusivity.
Spa and Wellness Facilities
Yue Spa at Hyatt Regency Suzhou is designed to restore and maintain the natural equilibrium, or "yin yang," which is critical to human wellbeing. Six private spa suites plus two reflexology areas provide a full range of body and facial treatments. Spa guests can enjoy the hydrotherapy facilities featuring Roman-style baths and an oversized steam room.
Signature treatment combines traditional Chinese techniques with using a choice of aromatherapy or therapeutic oils. Authentic Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatments are also available in Yue Spa, together with a certified TCM doctor and Tai Qi master ready for consultations and movement practice.
The hotel also features a 25-metre indoor swimming pool on the third floor with floor-to-ceiling city views. As an added artistic touch, the pool is framed by intricate mosaic artworks featuring scenes of old Suzhou canal. The 24-hour fitness centre offers the latest cardio and strength equipment, which enables guests to share their workout stats via social media apps.