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Marriott International Debuts Two Premium Hotels in The Suzhou Taihu National Tourism and Vacation Zone

November 8, 2017 Hotel Openings No Comments Email Email

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced the opening of Suzhou Marriott Hotel Taihu Lake and Renaissance Suzhou Taihu Lake Hotel, located in the Suzhou Taihu National Tourism and Vacation Zone. As the first internationally branded hotels to debut in the zone, the hotel complex is set to elevate the hospitality experience in the area. Featuring rooms with breath-taking views of the Taihu Lake and lush mountains, the new hotels are ideal for both leisure and business travellers.

“Suzhou has seen substantial growth over the last decade and has now become one of China’s most popular travel destinations. The Suzhou Taihu National Tourism and Vacation Zone poses great potential for the premium travel market as an ideal location for business travellers from the Yangtze River Delta region. Its impressive natural surrounding also make it a haven for leisure travellers looking for refuge from nearby metropolises,” said Stephen Ho, Chief Executive Officer, Greater China, Marriott International. “The opening of Renaissance Suzhou Taihu Lake Hotel and Suzhou Marriott Hotel Taihu Lake underscore Marriott International’s commitment rapid expansion in China.”

The hotel complex is conveniently located within a 40-minute drive from Wuxi-Sunan Shuofang International Airport, Suzhou city center and the Suzhou Industrial Park rail stations. The complex offers easy access to the Taihu International Conference Center, which can accommodate events with up to 7,000 attendees, Taihu International Golf Course and scenic and historical sites such as Dongshan Xishan and Qionglongshan.  The Taihu National Tourism and Vacation Zone is an ideal combination of ancient Wu culture, family-friendly attractions, breath-taking scenery and local cuisines integrated into one to create a sought-after destination for both leisure and business travellers.

Suzhou Marriott Hotel Taihu Lake

A place where creativity and innovation thrives, travellers can expect to be inspired when they arrive at Suzhou Marriott Hotel Taihu Lake. All its 275 deluxe guest rooms feature Marriott Modern Design aesthetics – such as floor to ceiling windows offering breath-taking views of the Taihu Lake and lush mountains that surround the hotel, understated and sophisticated architectural designs, adorned with local elements, serving to foster guests’ creativity during their stay. Each guest room is equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, a spacious work desk as well as premium bedding.

At Suzhou Marriott Hotel Taihu Lake, guests can choose from four restaurants and bars that serve up a variety of inventive local and international gourmet experiences. The brand’s signature Chinese restaurant Man Ho serves authentic Cantonese cuisine in a chic and inviting interior with seven exquisitely designed private dining rooms. Lake Fish Café specializes in grilled seafood incorporating fresh ingredients from Taihu Lake, while The Lounge offers a great place to meet co-workers and friends or relax at the end of a day with a refreshing drink. Goji Kitchen + Bar, Marriott Hotels’ signature innovative dining concept and the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, combines traditional Suzhou cuisine with Southeast Asian cuisines.

Renaissance Suzhou Taihu Lake Hotel

Renaissance Suzhou Taihu Lake Hotel is where local textures and colors are reflected in splendid contemporary décor as seen in its 224 designer rooms, 14 suites and 2 individual villas. All rooms feature natural tones punctuated by flashes of turquoise with spa-inspired bathrooms and balconies boasting spectacular views of the Taihu Lake or the Yuyang Mountain. Villas come equipped with their own private swimming pool, a pampering abode for those in need of relaxation.

Four restaurants and bars cater to guests’ palettes, serving up a variety of innovative local and international gourmet experiences. Complemented with intuitive service, each venue propels guests into a dynamic dining sensation. Wanli Restaurant serves authentic local dishes inspired by traditional Suzhou cuisine with seven modern chic private dining rooms entwined in local history. Food Studio features a constantly changing à la carte menu of European and international blends to be enjoyed on a patio setting for unique outdoor dining. A themed afternoon tea at R Bar is the perfect space for impromptu meetings and social gatherings, while Wu Xing serves Japanese teppanyaki and signature cocktails – an ultra-sleek bar and restaurant boasting panoramic rooftop views of Suzhou and Taihu Lake.

The hotel’s signature Navigators, the brand’s interpretation of the concierge, are neighborhood experts who are ready to assist guests in discovering true local flavors and activities. Guests can immerse themselves in the Wu culture by visiting majestic mountains in Taihu Lake area or experiencing a traditional Pingtan performance.

“We are excited to open both Suzhou Marriott Hotel Taihu Lake and Renaissance Suzhou Taihu Lake Hotel in the Suzhou Taihu National Tourism and Vacation Zone,” said Joseph To, General Manager, Suzhou Marriott Hotel Taihu Lake and Renaissance Suzhou Taihu Lake Hotel. “As this region continues to grow as a popular tourist destination, we look forward to welcoming both leisure and business travellers, offering them elevated hotel experiences.”

Together, Suzhou Marriott Hotel Taihu Lake and Renaissance Suzhou Taihu Lake offer a wide range of amenities that cater to guests’ needs. In need for relaxation, guests can make full use of the 6 indoor and outdoor swimming pools, extensive fitness center with top of the line TechnoGym equipment with a full suite of workout facilities including a yoga room, steam room, sauna and rejuvenating SPA. Younger guests can let loose in the kids club and arcade with 415 square metres of indoor play area and outdoor play garden, as well as a kids’ pool.

The hotel complex is an ideal venue to host business meetings, large exhibitions and conferences, weddings and social celebrations with over 7,388 square meters of event space and a variety of function rooms. They include four ballrooms, one boardroom and ten meeting rooms, as well as a 5500 square meters outdoor lawn. All meeting spaces are equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual facilities that can transform any event from vision to reality.

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