Development Begins for Fairmont Suzhou in China



Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Golden Land Real Estate announced the development of a new hotel in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, Eastern China. Fairmont Suzhou, scheduled to open in 2018, will join the company’s growing portfolio of luxury hotels and residences in China.

Fairmont Suzhou will feature 390 luxury guestrooms, as well as five distinct dining outlets. The hotel will also house over 43,000 square feet of banquet and event space. Leisure facilities will include a swimming pool and Willow Stream Spa, the company’s branded spa product.

“Fairmont Suzhou marks another key milestone for the Fairmont brand as we continue a steady and strategic pace of expansion into key Chinese markets,” said Jennifer Fox, president, FRHI international and president, Fairmont brand.

“Not only is Suzhou one of the country’s most popular travel destinations on a domestic level, it shows continued strong growth internationally and is increasingly attracting foreign investment. We look forward to providing a luxury base for those travelling to this vibrant city.”

The hotel will be part of a mixed-use development that will also include office space and a retail podium, located close to the District Government, as well as office towers and other commercial and entertainment facilities. The complex will be located in Shishan, the business and financial core of Suzhou National New Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone – Suzhou New District (SND), near the city’s center.

Suzhou is linked by six key expressways to major cities like Shanghai and Hangzhou and has high-speed railway connections to Nanjing and Beijing. The city is also expanding its metro system, which will include a proposed station under the Fairmont hotel.

Fairmont Suzhou, www.fairmont.com