Suzhou, fondly known as China’s Venice of the East, will take centre stage as the city’s newest iconic landmark with the launch of a new, contemporary chic hotel, Niccolo Suzhou, in 2020.
Crowning the top floors of Suzhou International Finance Square (IFS), a Wharf (Holdings) Limited super tower, the 215 room Niccolo Hotel and fifth landmark to the group’s collection of luxury hotel properties, will top the sky high edifice towering the city’s most highly prized address, its picturesque canals and Jinji Lake.
Suzhou IFS, built by Kohn Pederson Fox, American based architects whose internationally recognised buildings include Roppingi Hills in Tokyo, Japan, super towers Lotte World Tower in Seoul, Korea, Shanghai World Financial Centre and International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong, will offer Suzhou a sky towerreminiscent of a glorious glass fishtail, symbolising longevity and prosperity for the 2,500 year old city.
Located in Jiangsu Province’s prestigious Suzhou Industrial Park, the hotel’s surrounding locale is embellished with tree-lined boulevards and willow trees along its charming canals, waterways and water towns.
In walking distance to the city’s International Convention Centre, Niccolo Suzhou is set to become a landmark icon in a city that offers its residents and visitors an ideal pace of life, welcoming travellers to its classical, landscaped gardens and entrepreneurs of the new economy, to its historical home.
Suzhou, slating 2020 as its growth year, has its government encouraging new industry and international investment from the US and Europe to earmark it as a city of growth opportunity and potential, with particular emphasis on the technology and artificial intelligence industries.
Guests of the new Niccolo Suzhou will be welcomed to the world of Niccolo by Ambassadors and City Insiders at the hotel’s Sky Lobby perched 115 floors above the city, promising spectacular pieces of art and the brand’s signature restaurants and bars: Niccolo Kitchen, The Tea Lounge and Bar 115.
Wellness by Niccolo will flow throughout the 117th level of the hotel, with a Sky Pool and Gym at Niccolo fully adorned and fitted for each guest’s well-being.
As a brand inspired by luxury retail, Niccolo Suzhou‘s sister hotels in Chengdu, Chongqing, Changsha and the brand’s flagship, The Murray, Hong Kong, are recognised by high society, corporates and international celebrities as epicentres of events and luxurious occasions, establishing Niccolo Suzhou as a natural beacon to attract its city’s captains of industry and leaders in style. Offering guests new encounters for timeless pleasures, the hotel’s sophisticated, glass-encased, jewel box designed Ceremonial Hall and elegant Ballroom will become ideal venues for weddings, banquets and the city’s top events, offering panoramic vistas and flawless service, 116 floors high.
“We are delighted to embark on our fifth Niccolo Hotel, this time in Suzhou. The growing footprint of our boutique collection and their successes, gives us more clout to be recognised as a serious luxury hotel contender, with personalised luxury and impeccable hospitality at the forefront of the guest experience”, said Dr Jennifer Cronin, President, Wharf Hotels.
Accessible by air to Shanghai Pudong and Hongqiao international airports, the city is well connected via high speed bullet trains to all major cities in China and Hong Kong.