Niccolo Hotels announces Suzhou 2020 opening

Niccolo Hotels has revealed a new 215-key hotel occupying the top floors of Suzhou’s International Finance Square.

Set to open in 2020 to coincide with the city’s self-assigned growth year, Niccolo Suzhou will mark the group’s fifth urban hotel. Featuring a sky lobby; the brand’s signature Niccolo Kitchen, Tea Lounge and Bar 115 venues; views over Jiangsu Province’s canals and Jinji Lake and wellness facilities including a gym and sky pool, the hotel will crown the top floors of the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed skyscraper, its glass fishtail profile symbolising longevity and prosperity. When completed it will stand as the province’s tallest tower.

“We are delighted to embark on our fifth Niccolo Hotel, this time in Suzhou,” comments Dr Jennifer Cronin, President, Wharf Hotels. “The growing footprint of our boutique collection and their successes, gives us more clout to be recognised as a serious luxury hotel contender, with personalised luxury and impeccable hospitality at the forefront of the guest experience.”

In line with the brand’s luxury-retail inspired ethos, the hotel will also offer two distinct event spaces in the glass encased, jewel box-esque Ceremonial Hall and Ballroom, each equipped for weddings and banquets and offering panoramic views from 116 floors up.

Niccolo Suzhou joins the group’s growing portfolio of China-based hotels, with sister properties in Chengdu, Chongqing and Changsha as well as the brand’s Hong Kong flagship The Murray.

International Finance Square is billed as a major economic draw for the province, with local government encouraging new industry and international investment from the US and Europe with particular emphasis on the technology and artificial intelligence industries.