New hotels focus on creativity, wellness and refreshment

Wu Ruofan
Three brand-new hotels around the Yangtze River Delta region strives to provide unique experiences with well-rounded services.
Wu Ruofan

The hospitality industry around the Yangtze River Delta region is weaving deluxe experiences with cultural creativity, encouraging lifestyles of wellness, and providing refreshment in the style of Jiangnan (regions in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River) watertowns. These newly opened hotels won't disappoint those willing to explore during this special time.

Discover Shushan beauty with Thai graciousness

Located in Shushan Ecological Village, an area of natural beauty in Suzhou, only 30 minutes by car from Suzhou high-speed train station, Dusit Thani Wellness Resort Suzhou uniquely combines southern Chinese culture with Thai-inspired gracious hospitality. The results are a distinctive holiday experience delivering comfort, convenience and holistic wellness.

Comprising 175 rooms and signature villas designed to reflect local art and culture amidst Shushan’s scenic surrounding, the resort is situated at the side of a peaceful lake and tranquil gardens. Private balconies provide sweeping views of the idyllic landscape, which is famed for its three natural treasures including Cuiguan pears, Yunquan tea and waxberries.

The peaceful and impressive location serves as the ideal setting for the wellness of the mind, body and spirit. From the luxurious hot springs experience, offering both aromatic and therapeutic pools, to the deluxe Thai-inspired Devarana spa, customized wellness cuisines served by two restaurants include southern Chinese favourites, popular Thai dishes and international fare.

To ensure guests can get the most out of the experience, Dusit Thani Wellness Resort Suzhou offers a range of wellness retreat packages that combine luxurious accommodation with fitness routines, nutritious meals, hot springs bath, massage treatments, Chinese five-tone therapy and other wellness-focused activities. Personalized retreats can last between two and 14 days, depending on the preferences and aims of each guest.

A unique experience away from home

Located within the Fengxian Industrial Park of Lingang Special Area, the pilot free trade zone in southwest Shanghai, Grand Mercure Shanghai Lingang is only 10 minutes’ drive from the entrance of Expressway G1501 and S2, adjacent to the Shanghai Haiwan National Forest Park. It is also close to Shanghai Disney Resort and Haichang Ocean Park, representing an ideal place for business meetings, corporate events and holiday travels.

A total of 212 well-equipped guestrooms are furnished with contemporary of romance and elegance. Its unique and spacious guest area is a getaway from the disturbance of the outer world as well as a unique experience away from home.

The restaurants offer a diverse range of tastes and styles and deliver an exciting lineup of different cuisines from Asia and far beyond. The all-day restaurant Bluebell features a larger selection of global delicacies from Southeast Asian to Western cuisine integrated with local style. Each single dish from a-la-carte to buffet provides rich flavors to the taste bud of guests. The trendy and flexible carved area, presenting guests a great collection of champagnes, sparkling wines, specially made cocktails, coffees and snacks, is the ideal rendezvous venue for close friends.

The harbor for your return to nature

Inspired by the Jiangnan watertown culture, naked Water in Suzhou, sitting in 100,000 square meters of grassland beside the Taihu Lake, is a collaboration between naked Group and the SND Group Corp.

Born of the area’s rich culture and eternal grace, naked Water takes the form of a traditional Suzhou community. With its lakeview villas, naked villa and hillside suites, the resort promises excellent privacy and luxury.

The 14 lakeview villas that sit upon the hills of naked Water are the first to operate with a total of 36 guestrooms. Within, one can find a spacious living room, comfy sofas, a dining area, a full functioning kitchen, a private garden and a private pool, dedicated to providing the feeling of home.

Within naked Water, one will sense the Suzhou culture immediately through the various elements that signify a fishing village. The naked Group gathered numerous traditional crafts and reintroduced them through modern facilities, expressing the age-old stories with refreshed inheritance. To pay further respect and interpretation of these arts, naked Water announced the Artist-in-Residence program.

At the opening ceremony, naked invited Xuefang Liang, deputy director of Textile Department at Tshinghua University Academy of Arts, and embroidery artist Weina Ye, as the first batch of artists to reside in the resort’s Artist Studio. In the future, more artists in various fields will be invited to join in the inspirations of Suzhou and encourage cultural and aesthetic discussions between the creators and the audiences.

Guests can choose from an extensive range of activities that engage both the land and the water: lakeside strolling or biking, swimming, yoga and more.

The hotel is also equipped with a world-class naked Leaf spa center immersed with the Suzhou culture, with long galleries that circulate around the lake and pavilions to create a new perspective of scenes from every angle.

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