Marriott to debut two brands in Suzhou, China

The agreement that Marriott International has just signed will see the debut of Ritz-Carlton and Marriott Executive Apartments brands in Suzhou, China…

Hotel rendering in Suzhou China Marriott Hotel Designs

Marriott International, the hotel group that is making wakes in the Middle East and Asia, has signed an agreement with China Central Place, Suzhou to bring The Ritz-Carlton and Marriott Executive Apartments brands to Suzhou, a major city in Eastern China.

“Under the ‘Brand + Destination’ development strategy — matching destinations with brand debuts and entries, we are delighted to announce the new signings with Suzhou Chunji Real Estate Development,” said Gavin Yu, Chief Development Officer, Greater China, Marriott International. “The dual-branded properties will cater to the growing guest demand for differentiated experiences.”

The two complex properties, planned to open at the end of 2024 and in the middle of 2025, respectively, will join the 15 other hotels that sit under the Marriott umbrella in Suzhou, across eight brands, including W Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, Four Points by Sheraton, Element by Westin, Courtyard by Marriott, and Fairfield by Marriott.

Suzhou is home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the Lingering Garden, Tiger Hill, and Humble Administrator’s Garden. All are located in close proximity to China Central Place, Suzhou, a newly built, mixed-use development that will bring together hotels, residences, retail, and offices. The development, of which the two new properties will serve as key components, is conveniently situated within walking distance to the Shilu Subway Station.

Portrait render of building in Suzhou

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The Ritz-Carlton, Suzhou is expected to open in December 2024, setting a new benchmark in the luxury hospitality sector featuring the brand’s renowned service. Designed by Remedios Studio, an internationally acclaimed interior design firm, the hotel plans to feature 190 elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites. The hotel is set to offer a range of dining options including a specialty restaurant with an open kitchen, a Chinese restaurant, a destination bar, and a lobby lounge. Plans for recreational amenities will include an indoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, and signature Ritz-Carlton Spa with four treatment rooms. In addition, the hotel is expected to offer 735 square metres of well-equipped conference and event facilities, including a 508-square-metre ballroom.

Set to open in June 2025, Marriott Executive Apartments Suzhou aims to meet travellers’ long-stay lodging needs by providing an elevated serviced apartment experience. The new property is anticipated to shelter 270 modern residential apartments – offering space, ambience, and the privacy of residential living, enabling a comfortable stay away from home. It is slated to feature spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments with separate sleeping, living, and working areas. Additional planned facilities include a 31-square-metre meeting room, as well as the Residents Lounge, a cosy space that serves breakfast and evening cocktails, allowing guests to work, socialise and unwind.

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