Park Hyatt Suzhou celebrates its opening in east China. Located near freshwater Jinji Lake in the heart of Suzhou Industrial Park, the new hotel has been designed as a refined, contemporary version of a traditional Suzhou mansion that blends the architectural heritage, exquisite craftsmanship and artistic elegance of the city with vibrant modern design to deliver tailored luxury experiences.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the opening of Park Hyatt Suzhou and announce the introduction of the exceptional, personalized Park Hyatt brand to this historic city, which remains the refined home-away-from-home for global connoisseurs in search of enriching experiences,” said Stephen Ho, President of Global Operations for Greater China, Hyatt. “We are sincerely grateful to the hotel’s owner, Suzhou Gold Mantis Constructions Decoration, for their trust and support. With their rich experience in real estate management, we are confident that the hotel can bring a sophisticated experience to Suzhou.”
Steeped in more than 2,500 years of history, Suzhou was dubbed ‘Venice of the East’ by the Italian explorer Marco Polo after witnessing its picturesque canals and cobbled streets, dotted with stone bridges, temples, pavilions and pagodas. Under the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368–1911), Suzhou reached a peak of prosperity and numerous wealthy landowners built mansions with exquisitely designed gardens. Collectively, nine of the ‘Classical Gardens of Suzhou’ with such evocative names as the Humble Administrator’s Garden and the Mountain Villa with Embracing Beauty, are now a protected UNESCO World Heritage site.