Shanghai, March 1, 2016– Dusit Fudu Hotels and Resorts begins the Year of the Monkey by announcing the signing of a management agreement with the Suzhou New District Economic Development Group Corporation to bring a distinctive Dusit Thani Wellness Resort to Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province. It will be the city’s first internationally branded lifestyle and hot springs deluxe resort.
Scheduled to open in the last quarter of 2018, the 250-room Dusit Thani Wellness Resort Suzhou SND, Jiangsu is located within a tourism zone set to become a new lifestyle destination, the Suzhou National Hi-Tech District, currently home to more than 1,500 foreign companies and over 40 Fortune 500 companies. The resort is only 20 minutes by car from the Suzhou high-speed train station, 30 minutes from Shanghai by high-speed train, and a 30-minute drive from the central business district.
Situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and the shores of Lake Tai, Suzhou is a major economic centre and focal point of trade and commerce in Jiangsu Province. Founded in 514 BC, Suzhou has over 2,500 years of history, with an abundant display of relics and sites of historical interest. Known as the “Venice of the East”, the city’s canals, stone bridges, pagodas and meticulously designed gardens have contributed to its status as one of the top tourist attractions in China, with its classical gardens being listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The key feature of the new resort is its unique destination wellness centre that will include more than 30 indoor and outdoor natural hot springs pools. Oxygen rooms, infrared cabins and salt saunas will also be available in the centre for the wellbeing of guests and local residents. This extensive offering will be complemented by the Thai-inspired treatments of Dusit’s own Devarana Spa in six luxuriously appointed treatment rooms.
Dining outlets at the resort will include an all-day dining restaurant, a Chinese restaurant and a Lobby Lounge. A 400 sqm pillarless ballroom and four meeting rooms with state-of-the-art audio
visual facilities will cater for meetings and social events. Additional recreational facilities will include mahjong rooms, a well-equipped gymnasium, kid’s club, beauty salon and boutique.
Mr. Lim Boon Kwee, President of Dusit Fudu Hotels & Resorts, says, “It is our great honour to introduce the world-renowned gracious Thai hospitality and unique wellness concept to this city. We believe that the Dusit Thani Wellness Resort Suzhou SND, Jiangsu will set a benchmark in service, quality and excellence in the local hospitality industry.”
Expressing his confidence in the management and hospitality expertise of Dusit Fudu Hotels & Resorts, Mr. Tang Yi, General Manager of Suzhou New District Economic Development Group Corporation notes, “With its great location, outstanding facilities and excellent service, we are confident that our Dusit Thani Wellness Resort Suzhou SND, Jiangsu will be a great choice for travellers to this exciting, historic city.”