Andy Tait designs Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou Yuanqu

Shangri-La Group opened Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou Yuanqu.

Andy Tait from LRF Designers Limited was involved in the design of the property.

As the newest international luxury-branded hotel in the central business district of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), the 32-story Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou Yuanqu has 303 guestrooms and suites, as well as 16 serviced residences with views of Jinji Lake and the city landscape. A movable wall in the bathroom transforms the room into a private sanctuary or an open space. Suites start at 96 square meters (about 1,033 square feet) and are equipped with a full range of luxury touches, including the Shangri-La fragrance and upscale skincare products.  Guests staying in suites or on dedicated Horizon floors also enjoy the personalized services of the Horizon Club Lounge.

There are two culinary offerings. Shang Garden, the hotel’s Chinese restaurant, has a setting that blends patterned silk panels with Chinese art. Café Hong, the all-day-dining restaurant, has a live-cooking theater, as well as private dining rooms ideal for business entertainment or intimate gatherings.

The property also has the Sip Lounge, with high ceiling, crystal chandelier and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the garden.  

For events, Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou Yuanqu has two pillarless ballrooms of 1,000 and 384 square meters (about 10,763 and 4,133 square feet), respectively. The ballrooms, along with the seven multifunction space blend classical elegance with Asian touches.

The Health Club and Spa provides a 24-hour gym and a 25-meter indoor temperature-controlled swimming pool. Additional facilities include a space for kinetic exercises, a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath, as well as the Spa at Shangri-La.

Dexter Cheng is the general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou Yuanqu.

Photo credit: Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou Yuanqu