Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh moves into Balcony’s portfolio

Hyatt’s latest five-star offering, Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh, has entered Balcony’s portfolio of luxury hotels in Asia.

Set to open its doors in the first quarter of 2021, Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh will mark the first Hyatt hotel in the Cambodian capital and the debut of the Hyatt Regency brand in one of Asia’s most dynamic destinations. With 247 guestrooms including 43 suites, the new contemporary-meets-colonial property is ideally situated in the heart of Phnom Penh’s cultural and business district of Doun Penh and within walking distance to the Royal Palace, National Museum and the riverside. Conceived by award-winning Singapore-based SCDA Architects, the interiors of the hotel will reflect Cambodia’s diverse heritage, seamlessly blending Khmer architectural accents, French colonial influences, and specially-commissioned artworks by contemporary Cambodian artist, FONKi.

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh will feature five dining venues including The Attic, an old world speakeasy-style bar, and a stylish indoor/outdoor open-plan dining concept called FiveFive Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, where guests can enjoy panoramic views of the Mekong River, the Royal Palace and the city skyline alongside refreshing cocktails and lively DJ performances. In addition, the hotel will feature 1,400 square meters of meeting space as well as a slew of recreational facilities including a 24-hour fitness center, tropical infinity pool, spa and the Regency Club Lounge.

Soneva Fushi’s One Island One Resort in the Maldives

Guests can “buy out” Soneva Fushi’s One Island One Resort starting and USD 100,000++ per night in the Maldives

Have you ever wanted a whole island in the middle of the Indian Ocean all to yourself? Does the idea of a tropical resort in the Maldives devoid of anyone save your nearest and dearest, fill you with a sense of calm during these uncertain times?

Soneva’s recently announced a limited-time Island Buyout Offer, valid for stays between now and September 1, 2020 at Soneva Fushi. The Island Buyout Offer lets guests truly immerse themselves in the castaway luxury holiday. Enjoy Soneva’s spacious villas, gourmet dining, and unforgettable experiences in the utmost privacy and seclusion for USD 100,000++ per night at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives. Charter a private jet, gather together your favourite people and escape to your private island or resort for sun, sand and sea.

The price is inclusive of accommodation in any of the one- to nine-bedroom villas for as many friends and family as desired, and does not include any meals, experiences or transfers. Create fully bespoke itineraries or make it up as you go along, depending on how many castaway experiences you wish to enjoy. Soneva’s resorts and islands transform into personal havens with empty beaches. Watch your favourite films at Cinema Paradiso beneath the stars where every screening is private, and tempt your palate on international gourmet cuisines as Soneva’s restaurants become your personal kitchens. Indulge in all the ice creams, sorbets, chocolates, cold cuts, cheeses and preserves without wondering if anyone has noticed this is your eighth ice cream that day.

Resort buyouts are perfect for going ahead with your family vacation, reunion or private celebration, and making sure it is just the way you want it to be even during these challenging times. Each resort is operating as usual, but without the worry that the restaurants or experiences might be booked out before you get there. Cycle trails through the island jungle or have the beach or sandbank all to yourself for cocktails at sunset at Soneva Fushi.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, travel restrictions do apply for guests arriving in the Maldives and transiting through certain countries. It’s best to check Maldives Immigration requirements regularly for the latest travel advice. Soneva is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and has implemented a robust prevention and management action plan to safeguard the health of our guests and Hosts during this time.

Soneva also has a flexible cancellation policy during this time.

Park Hyatt Auckland Set To Open Introducing A New Level Of Luxury

New Zealand’s first Park Hyatt hotel will open its restaurants and bars this spring, providing Aucklanders and visitors with new sophisticated places to meet, drink and dine in a prime waterfront location. Hotel guestrooms are currently available for reservations from 15th September, providing unrivalled accommodation options that will set a new benchmark for luxury hospitality in New Zealand.

Overlooking Waitematā Harbour, the new Park Hyatt Auckland will be a sophisticated, waterfront residence that will provide guests with unique and intimate experiences. The hotel will offer intuitive and personalised experiences for discerning domestic travellers, with signature restaurant Onemata set to offer gastronomic delights to both guests and the local community.

“We look forward to introducing the exceptional service that the Park Hyatt brand is renowned for in this dynamic city as the domestic tourism industry in New Zealand evolves in this new era of travel,” said General Manager Brett Sweetman, Park Hyatt Auckland. “In spite of Covid-19, we have kept all 150 employees on board thanks to owners Fu Wah and will recruit more colleagues when the hotel opens. We have created something that will be truly special, and we invite Aucklanders to experience our food and beverage offerings in our waterfront surroundings alongside the standout views.”

Guests booking ahead of 31st October 2020 to stay at the hotel before 31st December can take advantage of Park Hyatt Auckland’s opening offer and receive NZD$50 credit per night to spend on site as well as a complimentary room upgrade to the next room category. 

Concept and design

Designed by Ali Reda from ar+d in Singapore and partnering with local Bossley Architects, the seven-storey hotel has been designed to reflect a Māori wharenui (house) – to be a place of gathering that brings families and communities together. A wharenui is fundamental to Māori life and stands as the beating heart of Māori culture. The exterior of the hotel centres on the notion of a Māori cloak around the building, creating a double skin offering warmth, privacy and beauty. 

Park Hyatt Auckland’s elegant and comfortable interiors were designed by the UK-based Conran and Partners to feel like a home away from home. The hotel’s design evokes a haven of tranquillity and a waterfront oasis that is a short seaside stroll to the bustling CBD. New Zealand’s distinct heritage is woven throughout the hotel’s interior and exterior design accents. The designers worked closely with local Iwi to feature traditional Māori artworks, while native Totara Pouwhenua (carvings) will line the entrances to welcome guests into the hotel. 


Ranging from 47sqm rooms (almost double the size of comparable rooms in the city), to the 245sqm Presidential Suite, all 195 guestrooms will feature Māori accents, custom-designed tukutuku panels and rugs, made from New Zealand wool. The 23 suites will offer commanding views with the Presidential Suite positioned on the rooftop, featuring an internal garden and a large 125sqm terrace to entertain and soak up the spectacular panoramic views.

Upon entering each elegantly appointed room, guests will benefit from spacious living areas and floor-to-ceiling windows, with the majority of rooms overlooking the Lighter Quay or the harbour. Twin bedrooms will comprise two king single beds and two bathrooms, providing a comfortable sharing experience. The marble bathrooms will come with a separate walk-in shower and deep-soaking bath with luxurious, plant-based, and cruelty-free bath products by cult New York perfumer Le Labo.


Drinking and dining 

Park Hyatt Auckland will launch a collection of bars and restaurants designed to enable guests to meet, drink and dine against the mesmerising city skyline and water backdrop as they enjoy authentic and personalised service.The creative culinary team will be helmed by Executive Chef, Brent Martin, a New Zealander who has returned home after an illustrious career spanning six countries and over 20 years managing restaurants in some of the world’s top hotels. 

Drawing from New Zealand’s rich and diverse landscapes and culinary innovation, the immersive dining experiences will include:

  • Onemata, the hotel’s signature restaurant, will serve the finest local produce with a menu driven by seasonal ingredients supplied by carefully chosen New Zealand food artisans and suppliers.
  • The Pantry will offer something for everyone, from a quick grab and go for those on the move to a dine-in experience featuring a modern fresh menuin a relaxed environment.
  • The Living Room, the hotel’s all-day dining venue, will include a-la-carte breakfast and a unique afternoon tea experience with picturesque views on the water’s edge. 
  • Captain’s Bar will concoct classic cocktails with a local twist, from an extensive list of fortified spirits and a menu of snacks and sharing platters.   



With more than 9,500 sqm of flexible event spaces, including a ceremonial garden, meeting rooms and Waka; the rooftop bar, Park Hyatt Auckland aims to be the city’s premier location for inspirational and sophisticated social events. The event team at Park Hyatt Auckland will ensure any gathering is defined by creativity and imagination with personalised planning like customised menus and unique decor, providing a commitment to quality with mastery over the details.

Camp Sarika by Amangiri A Desert Escape, Where Adventure Awaits

Camp Sarika by Amangiri is surrounded by 600 hectares of raw wilderness in the heart of the Utah desert and will accommodate 30 guests in ten tented pavilions. Drawing inspiration from the open space and sky, the meaning of its Sanskrit name, Camp Sarika will be an ideal intimate setting with an otherworldly landscape. Offering a connection with nature that leaves city-life a distant memory, Camp Sarika’s design has been developed in timeless-tune with its inspiring environment. It forms an architectural statement and the first year-round camp of its kind in North America.

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Camp Sarika is a 30-minute hike or a five-minute drive from Amangiri and guests can enjoy full access to the main resort’s facilities, it is also a 30-minute drive from the international airport located at the nearest town of Page. Ten tented pavilions, each with their own outdoor deck and private plunge pool are designed to provide guests with unparalleled views overlooking the striking flat-topped mesas. Situated in the main pavilion with both indoor and outdoor seating, the camp’s restaurant is helmed by Chef Anthony Marazita and features a rotisserie grill in the open kitchen, serving Southwestern Native American Cuisine.

Camp Sarika will allow guests to benefit from connecting with nature by increasing mindfulness and reducing stress. The two spa suites at the main pavilion will offer an extensive menu of spa therapies inspired by traditional Navajo wellness practices, as well as Aman’s Signature treatments. Exclusive to Camp Sarika, the ‘Desert Calm’ two-hour long spa treatment is designed to hydrate and soothe the body, mind and spirit. Guests can find new ground by taking part in yoga and guided meditation set in multiple settings. The camp will also offer morning and afternoon wellness experiences indoors and out, canyoneering, its own Via Ferrata route and horseback riding, as well as many other adventure activities.

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The luxury camp will offer a private and peaceful connection with the surrounding landscape, while having all luxuries within close proximity. The camp’s remote location imbues a sense of community and exclusivity to those in residence, a nod to Aman’s trademark appreciation of a destination.

New Melia Koh Samui Resort Unveils Getaway Experience as Thailand Opens Up to Travel

The first Meliá resort to debut in Thailand has unveiled a “Samui Getaway” promotion with 30% off accommodation as a lure to domestic travellers.

The new Meliá Koh Samui, overlooking Choeng Mon Beach on the north-eastern tip of Koh Samui island in the Gulf of Thailand, is offering Thai nationals and expatriates Deluxe Rooms and Premium Pool Access Rooms for THB 2,999 (USD 97) and THB 4,500 (USD 145) nett respectively per night, for direct bookings made by July 31 with a travelling period until December 23, 2020.

The Deluxe Rooms feature a standalone bathtub on a private balcony. The Premium Pool Access Rooms come with private terraces that segue to a 1600 square metre lagoon pool that meanders through the resort’s lush grounds like a river.

Meliá Koh Samui has launched a raft of stringent health, safety and hygiene measures in the wake of COVID-19 under a global program called “Stay Safe With Meliá”, developed in collaboration with certification, inspection and testing company Bureau Veritas and based on World Health Organization recommendations.

The “360 degree” program entails a strict cleaning and disinfection plan endorsed by supplier Diversey and uses technological solutions to minimize physical contact between guests and staff, utilizing occupational health measures to identify people at risk and management of possible cases of infection. The program also includes post-COVID-19 standards to ensure the safety of food and beverage, wellness, entertainment and in-room experiences as well as operational guides targeting staff procedures, training and maintenance of facilities.

The discounted room rate includes breakfast. The resort will provide a complimentary roundtrip transfer for a minimum two-night stay.

Meliá Koh Samui celebrated its grand opening on January 10, cutting the ribbon on a host of world-class facilities including two restaurants, a swim-up bar, a two-level infinity pool, an executive lounge, spa, fitness centre, ballroom and conference facilities and, for families, a kid’s club, outdoor playground and mini water park.

To contact Meliá Koh Samui, please call +66 (0) 89 184 0725 or email

The 30% discount on the Deluxe Room and Pool Access Room is valid for bookings made July 31, 2020 for stays taken until December 23, 2020 made directly with the resort by calling +66 77 938 899 or emailing The discounted room rate includes breakfast. This offer includes return airport transfers for a minimum two-night stay. An extra bed is available upon request for an adult or child at THB 1500 (USD 48) and THB 850 (USD 27) respectively. This promotion is non-refundable.

Meliá Koh Samui has also obtained “Amazing Thailand Safety and Health: SHA” certification, developed by Thailand’s Ministry for Tourism in collaboration with public and private sector partners to mitigate the threat of COVID-19 and elevate the country’s tourism industry standards. Under the certification, Meliá Koh Samui must follow strict COVID-19 control guidelines by Thailand’s Department of Disease Control and Ministry of Public Health regarding sanitation and social distancing.


Sail Away on Meliá Koh Samui’s Remarkable Nautical Theme

More than 100 years ago, merchant vessels laden with rice dotted the Venice of the East’s iconic Chao Phraya River.

These teak wood boats would also sail from the river’s mouth in Bangkok to the open waters to trade their wares, moving as far south into the Gulf of Thailand as Koh Samui island.

Little could their sea traders imagine back then that 31 of these vessels would be given a new lease on life in the 21st century at the new Meliá Koh Samui; 30 of them as elegant two-story boat suites sized 91 to 100 sqm and the other as an innovative kid’s club.

Marrying Thailand’s rich maritime heritage with a sleek contemporary design, the 30 intimate boat suites each feature a bedroom with polished wooden floors on their upper deck, and a dressing room and impressive bathroom, replete with a soaking tub and double showers, on the lower deck. These suites offer either views of Choeng Mon Beach, on the north-eastern tip of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand, garden vistas or direct access to a 1600 sqm lagoon pool that loops through the resort’s lush grounds like a river.

Before the boats could be converted into suites, their decayed teak wood structures required extensive refurbishment that was by no means an easy feat. To carry out the specialised task, the resort recruited craftsmen experienced in boat restoration to painstakingly restore the wood structures.

The craftsmen cut out old decayed wood and replaced it, piece by piece. They studiously attended to decayed wood in the keel of the boats, the bottom-most longitudinal structural element of the vessels. In the strakes of wood – that run along the length of each boat from the bow to the stern – on either side of the keel all the way up to the gunwale, the top edge of the hull. In the intricate ribs that support the hull and give the vessels their shape and strength, upon which the strakes of wood are fastened. In the bulwark of the boats. And then some.

In a method handed down the generations of sailors, the craftsmen used a special concoction of ingredients including rubber oil and red lime together with cotton rope to seal joints, gaps and holes.

“These boats were built to last due to the great strength and durability of the teak wood as well as the craftsmanship initially invested in them,” said Meliá Koh Samui’s general manager Ernesto Osuna. “In a fitting tribute to Thailand’s seagoing past, we turned to the tried and true methods of the shipwrights to provide the sturdy foundation of our boat suites, that really are one of a kind.”

The boat suites are part of the tastefully done nautical theme evident throughout the 159-room and 41-suite luxury beachfront resort. Located 15 minutes from Samui International Airport, the first property in Thailand launched under Spanish hotel group Meliá Hotels International is also home to two restaurants, an executive lounge, a swim-up bar, two-level infinity pool with sunken seating areas, spa, fitness center, and ballroom. For families, there’s the kid’s club – also housed in a former teak wood vessel – an outdoor playground and a mini water park.

The boat suites are among the resort’s rooms and suites belonging to ‘The Level’, an upgraded level of service and benefits, that provides access to the light and airy executive lounge shaped like a boat’s hull. The Level Lounge also boasts a vast open terrace with panoramic views of Choeng Mon Beach.

In the lobby, the aptly named Boat’s Bar is shaped like a long boat with a black hull topped with eggshell-colored marble. Sculptures and installations of boats adorn the lobby, including vessels that appear to be “floating” on the surface of the lobby’s floor.

Other nods to the sea-faring theme include big white ceramic vases, fashioned to look like they are festooned in barnacles, paintings of the ocean, and miniature wooden boats for sale at The Gallery. It is a not-for-profit social enterprise designed to help improve the lives of Thai communities by selling accessories and home décor items made by talented Thai designers and artists.

An educational display in the lobby, comprising miniature boats in glass displays and a wall-mounted timber map of the Gulf of Thailand, outlines the history of the refurbished vessels for guests who are curious to know more about this boat story.

To contact Meliá Koh Samui or to make a booking, please email

Zentis Osaka

opening in July 15, 2020

Zentis Osaka is situated where the picturesque, riverside area of Dojimahama and the high-end business entertainment district of Kita-shinchi meet. Nakanoshima, an islet home to some of the city’s premium attractions – including the Osaka Science Museum and the National Museum of Art, Osaka – is a leisurely three-minute stroll from the hotel while Osaka Station, the city’s main rail hub, is a mere five-minute taxi ride away. The two major airports that service Japan’s third largest city – Kansai International Airport and Itami Airport (Osaka International Airport) – are located less than an hour’s drive away.

An entirely new build, the 16-storey property’s contemporary yet laid-back feel flows from a natural color palette of raw materials, including exposed brickwork and timber beams. A stone staircase anchors a lobby wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows where a double-sided fireplace creates a focal point and connects an intimate lounge space with the landscaped green space that surrounds.

One floor above is the hotel’s bar and main dining area as well as an airy lounge and outdoor terrace featuring lofty, 7-meter-tall ceilings. Also on the second floor is the hotel’s fitness center – outfitted with Life Fitness equipment and accessible 24 hours.

Taking inspiration from the modular design and intuitive functionality of bento boxes, the 212 guestrooms feature the same fresh palettes that are found throughout the hotel. Polished wooden floors, muted tones and splashes of mustard as well as art on the walls commissioned from a local Japanese artist define spaces that make ingenious use of otherwise snug square footage.

At the helm of UP STAIRZ – the hotel’s dining venue that is likely to emerge as a destination not only for guests, but also discerning locals – will be Executive Chef Shinya Otsuchihashi, who, after having honed his culinary skills over the last two decades in both Japan and France, will be closely overseeing the eatery’s concept and menus from his base at CRAFTALE.

The menu will draw from Otsuchihashi’s extensive background and incorporate seasonal ingredients sourced from the length of Japan, from Hokkaido scallops to premium Japanese beef. Breakfast and lunch service will feature à la carte options, with lunch selections including some popular Japanese comfort food as well as a prix-fixe presentation. For dinner service, the menu will feature both Japanese and French dishes – as the chef adds his own refined, personal touch to Osaka’s unique culinary culture.

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Rosewood Bangkok re-opens its doors on June 15, 2020 with four special offers for hotel stays and treatments at Sense, A Rosewood Spa. The hotel’s new Commitment to Care program elevates health and safety operations and vigilance so guests can discover the beauty of Bangkok in comfort and peace of mind.

“As we navigate to the new normal, we remain steadfast in our commitment to the well-being of our guests and associates,” says Thomas Harlander, managing director at Rosewood Bangkok. “During our temporary closure, the team was hard at work identifying new and creative ways to cater to our guests.  We could think of no better way to re-open than with these special opportunities for guests to reacquaint themselves with the high standard of service and care at Rosewood Bangkok.”

Summer at Rosewood

In addition to luxurious residential-style accommodations, guests enjoy a bounty of exclusive perks throughout the property, including a THB1,500 Food & Beverage nightly credit and a “26-hour stay” option to extend their Rosewood Bangkok experience. Room rates start from THB8,000 per night, valid to September 30, 2020.

Suite Sojourn

Perfect for an indulgent staycation, this package includes complimentary roundtrip transfers in Rosewood Bangkok’s BMW7 Series limousine, a THB1,500 Food & Beverage nightly credit and a 60-minute treatment at Sense, A Rosewood Spa, available to December 19, 2020.  The nightly rate starts from THB19,600.

More Rosewood

Those looking to stay longer at Rosewood Bangkok can enjoy a complimentary third night for every two consecutive nights’ stay, with rates starting at THB6,670 per night, until December 19, 2020.

Solace at Sense, A Rosewood Spa

Throughout June and July, visitors to Sense, A Rosewood Spa can enjoy a complimentary 30-minute extension to selected 60-minute treatments as well as a 15 percent further saving on a second treatment or spa homecare products.

Rosewood Bangkok re-opening packages and offers are subject to availability and rates include tax and service charge.

In accordance with guidelines by local public health officials and the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® new Commitment to Care global health and safety program, Rosewood Bangkok has heightened standards for hygiene and cleanliness in place.  The hotel will continuously reinforce stringent health and safety protocols to ensure the well-being of every guest, visitor and associate, from the moment of arrival to departure.

For more information, please contact your travel professional or the hotel directly at +662 080 0088 or email

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong | Staycation Package – Escape 24

Pamper yourself at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong with a rejuvenating staycation for a local getaway with Escape 24 – an exclusive accommodation offer with head-to-toe relaxation in an urban oasis. Including plenty of options to make your 24 hours fun-filled, you will not want to miss the popular dinner buffet at Grand Café! Make sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment!

Priced at HK$2,680+10% per room per night, the package includes:

  • 24-hour stay starting from check-in time
  • Complimentary upgrade to a Harbour View Room
  • Daily breakfast for two at Grand Café
  • Complimentary access to fitness centre and outdoor swimming pool
  • Complimentary parking for one vehicle per stay
  • One choice from the following benefits:

o    HK$1,000 spending credit per night to be used on dining (including Room Service)

o    A set menu at One Harbour Road for two persons

o    Dinner buffet at Grand Café for two persons

o    A set menu at Grissini for two persons

o    A 40-min body massage for two persons at Plateau Spa (Monday to Thursday only)

**Above benefits are subject to availability

Terms & Conditions

  • The offer is valid for stay on or before 30 September 2020.
  • Opening hours for Grand Café, Grissini and One Harbour Road are different and subject to change.
  • The preferred check-in time must be communicated at the time of reservation.  One change is allowed subject to availability.
  • The offer is subject to availability.
  • The 24-hour stay starts at the time of check-in.  Any stay more than 24 hours will be subject to a one-day room charge.
  • Offers must be redeemed during the stay.
  • The spending credit cannot be used for retail purchases and must be consumed during the stay. Any unused portion cannot be refunded or redeemed for cash, other products or services.
  • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with other promotion offers or discounts.
  • This offer is eligible for World of Hyatt® points.

For reservations or enquiries:

Click here for more details or reservation

Park Hyatt SUZHOU


The new luxury hotel delivers tailored experience inspired by the rich culture and history of the city

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today the opening of Park Hyatt Suzhou in east China. Located near freshwater Jinji Lake in the heart of Suzhou Industrial Park, the new hotel has been designed as a refined, contemporary version of a traditional Suzhou mansion that blends the architectural heritage, exquisite craftsmanship and artistic elegance of the city with vibrant modern design to deliver tailored luxury experiences.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the opening of Park Hyatt Suzhou and announce the introduction of the exceptional, personalized Park Hyatt brand to this historic city, which remains the refined home-away-from- home for global connoisseurs in search of enriching experiences,” said Stephen Ho, President of Global Operations for Greater China, Hyatt. “We are sincerely grateful to the hotel’s owner, Suzhou Gold Mantis Constructions Decoration, for their trust and support. With their rich experience in real estate management, we are confident that the hotel can bring a sophisticated experience to Suzhou.”

Concept and design

Park Hyatt Suzhou was created by New York architectural firm, Kohn Pedersen Fox, which also created the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) extension in New York and Shanghai World Financial Center. Featuring interiors by multi-award-winning design firm, Hirsch Bedner Associates, the hotel has been conceived as the luxury lakeside home of a well-traveled, highly discerning guest.

Rather than a vast, open hotel lobby, guests are welcomed to Park Hyatt Suzhou via a series of elegant, residential-style vestibules, traversing tranquil courtyards with meticulous Asian-style landscaping and water features. Ancient Chinese design details such as the crab-apple blossom motif—historically used in imperial interiors to convey opulence and nobility—have been woven throughout the hotel to create a series of tasteful, luxurious spaces with a strong sense of locale.


Park Hyatt Suzhou houses 178 elegant rooms, including 19 suites with separate living rooms, ranging in size from 50–173 square meters (538 to 1862 square feet). Inspired by the sleeping chambers of ancient Suzhou mansions where bedrooms would often lead to a terrace, spacious entry-level rooms feature a delineated, semi-private ‘verandah’ with living and dining/study areas framing the views and evoking outdoor living.

Modern interpretations of Chinese aesthetics abound in glass panels printed with brush-ink style blossoms, a wedding cabinet with circular ‘togetherness’ panels, horseshoe armchairs and wooden drum stools.

Steeped in more than 2,500 years of history, Suzhou was dubbed ‘Venice of the East’ by the Italian explorer Marco Polo after witnessing its picturesque canals and cobbled streets, dotted with stone bridges, temples, pavilions and pagodas. Under the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368–1911), Suzhou reached a peak of prosperity and numerous wealthy landowners built mansions with exquisitely designed gardens. Collectively, nine of the ‘Classical Gardens of Suzhou’ with such evocative names as the Humble Administrator’s Garden and the Mountain Villa with Embracing Beauty, are now a protected UNESCO World Heritage site.

Dominating the stylish marble bathroom with its deep-soaking tub and rainforest shower are distinctive dark frames on the shower doors and a crab-apple blossom shaped mirror.

Drinking and dining

With its trio of distinctive restaurants and bars led by executive chef Vincenzo Carbone, Park Hyatt Suzhou aims to be a gastronomic destination in the city, showcasing a vast variety of authentic local and global culinary experiences incorporating the finest and freshest of seasonal ingredients. Whether exquisite dining or casual grazing, a light lunch or leisurely afternoon tea, Park Hyatt Suzhou strives to offer exemplary cuisine, premium drinks and exceptional service in all its venues.

Xizhou Hall is the hotel’s Chinese restaurant, a veritable ‘Theater of Food’ with open kitchens providing live culinary entertainment, a ‘stage’ of seating, a ‘dressing room’ with a back-stage feel and private dining rooms themed around ancient theater crafts such as calligraphy, embroidery and engraving. The menu focuses on healthy locally-inspired Chinese and international fare, from a vast breakfast spread to succulent Beijing duck, as well as Huaiyang cuisine—the most prestigious style of Jiangsu cooking.

A modern interpretation of the traditional Ladies’ Court, the distinctively designed Living Room includes a feminine room with hand-painted murals and a striking space with a double-story ceiling dominated by slatted timber and an oversized lantern. Here, guests can enjoy light snacks, dim sum, an exquisitely presented afternoon tea and premium drinks throughout the day.

Accessed via a hidden entrance, the speakeasy-style Apartment 208 is a decidedly masculine affair clad in dark timber and leather in sultry shades. The venue specializes in prime steak, sustainable seafood and artisanal cold cuts and cheese paired with a curated selection of world-class whiskey, wine and Champagne. Entertainment is provided by a live band.


With a prized location by Jinji Lake, sophisticated interiors, a renowned reputation for culinary excellence and solid experience in staging spectacular events, Park Hyatt Suzhou has its sights set on being the city’s preeminent location for exquisite events, big or small. The hotel offers five distinctive, flexible, well- equipped event venues spread over 2,400 square meters (25,800 square feet) and suitable for gatherings of anything from 12 to 900 attendees: a Garden with a waterfall feature; Jinji Room with an adjacent terrace; the residential-style Drawing Room; and a Salon. splendid pillar-free Ballroom with a 7.5-meter high (24-foot high)

slatted timber ceiling and osmanthus-shaped chandeliers; a meticulously manicuredset a new standard for luxury in Suzhou,” said General Manager Au Yong Hin Yoong. “We plan to redefine personal luxury in the city through exemplary service, sophisticated art and design, exceptional food and drink and memorable events, and offer unique experiences to sophisticated global travellers. As we begin to see luxury travelers reemerge within the region, our underlying mission to care for our guests remains true. Through wellbeing amenities such as our beautifulspaces, spa and health services and our balanced menus, we care for guests so they can be their very best.”


As befits a Park Hyatt hotel, Park Hyatt Suzhou offers a host of luxurious facilities dedicated to improving guests’ wellbeing. On the ground floor, the 25-meter (82-foot) Pool offers a distinctly outdoor feel, while the adjacent Fitness Center features the latest cardio and strength equipment with built-in TVs. Below on B1, The Spa is a serene space dedicated to improving guests’ physical, mental and emotional wellbeing through personalized treatments within six tranquil treatment rooms themed around signature Suzhou flowers—the peony, camellia, plum blossom, osmanthus, orchid and magnolia.

“With Park Hyatt Suzhou, we are aiming to

Guided by its purpose of care, Hyatt recently announced a multi-layered Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment to further enhance its operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety and peace of mind. More information on Hyatt’s commitment can be found here:

Special offer

To provide World of Hyatt members with even more ways to be rewarded, members can now earn 500 Bonus Points for qualifying nights at Park Hyatt Suzhou from July 1 to September 31, 2020, as part of the program’s ‘500 Reasons To Stay Somewhere New’ offer. Additional participating hotels and their offer stay periods can be found at No registration is required, and members can earn on top of other offers.