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8:00 AM 1st April 2021

Iconic Hotel Opens Today In China’s ‘Venice Of The East’

Niccolo Suzhou - Jinji Lake City Landscape
Niccolo Suzhou - Jinji Lake City Landscape
A lavish new hotel – the Niccolo Suzhou – opens in China today taking its inspiration from the canals and rivers in and around the city that has given it its name.

The new Suzhou landmark, designed by internationally-renowned architects, Kohn Pederson Fox, towers above the so-called 'Venice of the East’ – a shimmering glass tower shaped like a fish tail.

Dubbed “The Beacon of the Future”, the new tower symbolises longevity and prosperity for Suzhou, now one of China’s top ten most affluent cities. Niccolo Suzhou, whose lobby soars 115 floors above the clouds, is its crowning glory, and among the most hotly anticipated hotels to open in China this year.

Taking inspiration from luxury fashion, Niccolo Hotels has been setting new benchmarks in contemporary chic lifestyles since the brand was formed in 2015. Niccolo Suzhou’s sister hotels in Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, and Hong Kong are recognised as epicentres of events and sophisticated occasions.

Niccolo Suzhou features 233 spacious, chic and elegant guestrooms including 20 suites. Sky-high destination dining offers include Niccolo Kitchen, The Tea Lounge and BAR 115. The event spaces on the 116th floor make the perfect venues for various occasions, while the ultimate sanctuary of well-being and fitness on the 117th floor delivers an exquisite experience for the senses.

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