Correspondent (Delhi) Shangri-La Group today announced the grand opening of Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou Yuanqu, marking the Group’s return to the historical water town since its establishment in Suzhou more than 10 years ago. As the newest international luxury-branded hotel in the central business district of the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), the hotel embraces cultural heritage while offering the vibrancy of a modern city. Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou Yuanqu fuses modern elegance with rich local traditions. Ancient gardens integrate with contemporary elements while the local culture is brought to life by Shangri-La. Guests will immediately feel refreshed and quickly at ease.
Suzhou is one of the fastest growing cities in China given its rapid urbanisation, improved infrastructure development and strong economic growth. The city has many unique virtues – it is one of the major cities in Jiangsu province at Yangtze River Delta, a top travel destination with strong cultural and historical importance. The city has grown to be one of China’s innovation hubs and an economic powerhouse. In 2018, Suzhou’s GDP exceed RMB 1.8 trillion, reaching a growth rate 7.38%.
As part of the G Plaza, the 32-storey Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou Yuanqu is now the latest on Jinji Lake’s skyline. The hotel is within walking distance of the lake’s scenic area, Suzhou International Expo Centre and to the Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre. It is also conveniently located near the city’s subway station, offering easy access to local attractions. The nearby high-speed train station and expressway allow quick connections to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Sunan Shuofang International Airport.
“Leveraging on Shangri-La’s strong brand reputation, we aim to create a sense of cultural appreciation for our guests through state-of-the-art facilities and by offering experiences that respect traditional culture with a fresh perspective. We are confident that we can attract a wide range of loyal and long-term customers,” said Dexter Cheng, General Manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou Yuanqu.