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Indulge in Suzhou's lakeside luxury

Updated: 2015-01-16 07:42
By Hang Xuefei / Cang Wei (China Daily)

The Kempinski Hotel enjoys a picturesque yet nonetheless convenient location, Hang Xuefei and Cang Wei report.

Kempinski Hotel Suzhou, is located in the commercial heart of modern Suzhou, yet surrounded by the stunning natural scenery of Jinji Lake and Dushu Lake, amid the picturesque landscaping of lush trees and flowers it has a refreshingly tranquil and relaxing atmosphere. Yet despite its picturesque location, all the key areas of the city are only a 15 to 20-minute drive from the hotel.

The hotel has 458 guestrooms and suites, ranging from 48 to 80 square meters and the majority of the rooms command breathtaking views of Dushu Lake, Jinji Lake or the adjacent golf course.

Located within Suzhou Industrial Park, the hotel is next to the 27-hole Jinji Lake International Golf Course, and the hotel has a range of golf arrangements to suit players of all levels, from total novice to professional.

Healthy relaxation is high on the agenda at Kempinski Hotel Suzhou.

"We have a 50-meter indoor swimming pool and a two-storey fully equipped health club for the customers to work out their stress and begin to enjoy life," said General Manager Gerhard Bosse. "Guests can also enjoy the spa with steam rooms and a host of treatments."

A true fusion Spa, combined Western and Eastern treatments are the specialties of Yang Spa. The Yang Spa Journey offers indulgence and defines the meaning of peaceful pleasure.

The guestrooms and suites are also indulgent boasting plush contemporary furnishings, expansive marble bathrooms with a separate bath-tub and rainforest shower, and a 40-inch flat-screen TV with a wide selection of satellite channels.

And of course the hotel offers the outstanding service Kempinski Hotels are known for.

The hotel's experienced chefs for instance are flown in from different countries to ensure authenticity, originality and quality at the hotels three restaurants and the bar.

The fused local cuisine and authentic German delicacies are characteristic fare at the hotel whether guests opt for fine dining and romance, or outdoor beer and a BBQ.

With a resplendent view over the garden and Dushu Lake, the Lobby Bar, which also serves as a meeting venue, serves cocktails, long drinks, wines and freshly brewed coffee and tea.

And with a gentle breeze from the Dushu Lake carrying the scent of flowers, the hotel's lakeside terrace and garden area make private dining or big BBQ party a memorable outdoor experience.

The hotel also boasts 8,000 square meters of meeting and banquet space that will meet the requirements for any occasion, including the 1,850-sq-m Grand Ballroom, the 630 sq-m State Ballroom and eight multi-function rooms.

Kempinski Hotel Suzhou also ensures a supporting environment for those who can't escape from their work. Wireless broadband access, advanced audio/video facilities and a 24-hour business center with personal secretary services are always ready.

"The hotel provides 24-hour services to meet customers' needs," said Bosse. "We believe that we can provide customers with the world's best service in our hotel."

Born in Germany, Bosse started his 20-year hospitality career in Germany with Kempinski Hotel Airport, M��nchen. Since then, he has held management positions with different Kempinski hotels including those in M��nchen, Budapest and Turkey.

In 2005, Bosse was appointed hotel manager at Kempinski Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. Prior to his move to China, he served as the manager of Hotel Indonesia, Kempinski Jakarta from 2011.

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is the oldest luxury hotel group in Europe. The brand's rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties.

The Kempinski portfolio comprises 80 five-star hotels in 30 countries and it continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

The portfolio features historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location.

Kempinski is also a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance, the world's largest alliance of independent hotels.

Contact the writers at hangxuefei@chinadaily.com.cn and cangwei@chinadaily.com.cn

 

 Indulge in Suzhou's lakeside luxury

Amid the stunning natural scenery of Jinji Lake and Dushu Lake, the hotel has a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere. Photos Provided To China Daily

 

 

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