Plans for a new Four Seasons hotel in historic Suzhou, China, have been announced by Four Seaons Hotels and Resorts and Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP), a renowned property developer in Greater China.
Set to open in late 2023, Four Seasons Hotel Suzhou will comprise nine hectares (22 acres) of a private island surrounded by Jinji Lake, a popular attraction in the region. It is expected to feature just over 200 rooms, suites and oversized private villas; a spa and fully-equipped gym; lakeside jogging track; lush grounds and gardens; and indoor and outdoor pools.
Dining experiences at the property will include a premier Chinese restaurant with seven private dining rooms; an all-day dining restaurant serving international cuisine; a lobby lounge and lobby bar with a panoramic view of Jinji Lake; and an Executive Lounge overlooking the hotel’s private landscaped lagoon.
Meeting and event spaces at the hotel will include a grand ballroom, a multi-function room, and several meeting rooms with state-of-the-art equipment that can be used for all kinds of meetings, presentations, conferences and social events.
The city of Suzhou is located half an hour by train or an hour by car from Shanghai. A thriving economic and leisure centre, it is home to the historic UNESCO World Heritage listed Classical Gardens dating between 11th and 19th century, picturesque pagodas, canals, stone bridges and museums, as well as the neighbouring Jinji Lake International Golf Club.
“SHKP has always been committed to developing premium quality projects. Our upcoming Four Seasons Suzhou will be one of the most inspiring luxury hotels in Suzhou and the greater Yangtze River Delta region, renewing a sense of glamour to this culturally rich destinations, and providing an ideal choice for business executives, family holiday makers and cultural travelers interested in exploring dynastic history and the area’s artistic heritage,” says Albert Lau, executive director of Sun Hung Kai Properties (China) Limited.
“We are very pleased to have Four Seasons managing our first hotel development in Suzhou. Our new luxury hotel will further enhance and diversity our hotel portfolio in Greater China and provide a range of unique experiences to discerning Chinese and international travelers,” says Tasos Kousloglou, CEO – Hotel division division of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited.
“We are proud to continue our partnership with Sun Hung Kai Properties after our successful collaboration with the acclaimed Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, and look forward to building on our relationship with this landmark project in Suzhou,” says Bart Carnahan, president, Global Business Development and Portfolio Management. “China is an important market for us, and it is with great excitement that we expand our portfolio with this exceptional project in Suzhou, giving international and domestic guests a new and unique opportunity to experience Four Seasons in the region.”