The Opening of W Suzhou

Located on the banks of Jinji Lake in Suzhou, 90 minutes drive from central Shanghai, W Suzhou is within walking distance of bustling parks and top attractions along the lake’s edge. Owned by Suzhou Industrial Park Jinji Lake Urban Development, the hotel embodies a modern take on the city’s architectural heritage with a design story inspired by the region’s deep connection to nature.

A new centrepiece of urban architecture and design in Suzhou, Jinji Lake is a modern high-design hot spot offering a contrast to the many nearby UNESCO World Heritage Sites that have attracted visitors for generations. The bustling social and commercial centre of Jinji Lake was built almost entirely within the last decade and is now a magnet for businesses, high-end residential developments and jetsetting travellers.

The design narrative of W Suzhou is inspired by the historic city’s UNESCO-listed classical gardens. Designed by Rockwell Group, the hotel highlights traditional and natural elements through the brand’s lens of vibrant design. These concepts are integrated into the hotel’s aesthetic, reinterpreting lakes, rocks, pavilions and gates as levitating elements woven throughout the hotel. At the porte cochere for example, guests are greeted by the “Crystal Cloud,” a dichroic acrylic and metal chandelier that simulates the subtle flow of clouds through changes in lighting and mist.

With 379 guestrooms and suites, each of the hotel’s 11 room types feature elements of the city, and tie back to the overarching design narrative of levitation, with bathtubs, desks and beds all having the illusion of floating in space whist overlooking stunning views of Jinji Lake. W Suzhou’s 45 suites, including two Extreme Wow Suites (each measuring 400 square meters), raise the bar on design and innovation for the entire destination.

W Suzhou also features 60 serviced residences of one-, two- and three-bedroom units, available to rent for long-term luxurious living or stays of 30 days or longer with exclusive access to REZ, a dedicated lounge for co-working, socializing or just chilling out.

For more information, visit

W Suzhou
Building 7 Suzhou Center,
Suzhou, Jiangsu
Phone. _85 512 6988 7777