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GR8 Leisure Concept Opens 225-room Hotel Soul,
Suzhou, China with MIRACLE Desgin Motif

Suzhou, China, 28 June 2010 – Strategically located in the beating heart of the ancient city, Suzhou’s newly opened 225-room Hotel Soul inspires guests with its delightful themed décor, superb comfort, delicious food and friendly service. The impressive end result is the city’s first truly international character hotel for both business and leisure travelers.
Just a short walk away from the lively downtown Guan Qian Street shopping and dining hub as well as most of Suzhou’s legendary historical attractions, Hotel Soul simply couldn’t be more conveniently positioned. Nestled between the city’s two futuristic science parks, it’s also the ideal base for business travelers and expatriates who value easy access to post-work nightlife more highly than quieter but harder-to-reach locations.

Hotel Soul’s defining “MIRACLE” design motif pay eloquent tribute to China’s incredible achievements during the last 30 years. The concept finds its most vivid expression in the art pieces that enliven the hotel’s shared areas as well as inside each guestroom. Each piece represents a different aspect of China’s recent speedy development. The hotel designers’ creative use of colors, textures and sounds further adds to an ambience already rich with artistic and emotional inspiration.

The welcoming ambience of Hotel Soul’s main lobby.

Sprawling over seven floors, this experience-driven international character hotel boasts fully 225 well-appointed and warmly lit guest rooms. And regardless of which room they stay in, guests will find a full set of in-room designer amenities to refresh both their bodies and minds. In addition to a digital in-room safe and a well-stocked mini bar, each room’s array of creature comforts includes a tea/coffee set and a sleek contemporary bathroom with rain shower and complimentary grooming products. Communications features that will keep guests fully wired-up include easy-to-enable onsite Wi-Fi roaming. Equally essential for each guest’s well-being is a team of courteous well-trained staff who are not only ‘Suzhou-savvy’ but also multi-lingual and thoroughly familiar with frequent travelers’ unique needs.
Today’s most discerning business and leisure guests place a real premium on being able to unwind where they stay. Hotel Soul’s many ways to help them do just that include energizing or de-stressing in the gym or soaking up a nutrition fix at the ‘iSpace’ juice bar. Should they wish to, guests can also lap up some rays or simply escape for a few moments of solitude in the hotel’s fourth floor roof garden.

A surprise to the guests of Hotel Soul when they take
the ‘Spaceship’ lift to reach their floors.

Hotel Soul knows that Suzhou’s two ultra-sophisticated science parks make it one of China’s fastest growing business and meeting-incentive-conference-event (MICE) destinations. To ensure presentations and forums always run seamlessly, the hotel has three well designed meeting rooms equipped with the latest AV technology. As meetings are frequently scheduled with little or no lead-time, staff here offer real flexibility in terms of in-meeting support and service. Similar levels of expertise and versatility also apply to other blue ribbon events such as business and wedding banquets. A superbly equipped business center with full secretarial services will further add to the hotel’s appeal for traveling executives.

Located on the hotel’s first floor Brasserie 101 offers a mouthwatering French menu which is a true first for Suzhou. All dishes created by the chefs here are made using original French recipes and feature choice organic ingredients from carefully sourced local and overseas suppliers. To further enrich diners’ culinary experience, Brasserie 101’s spacious interior is fashionably decorated with sharp colors and eye-catching images of Sino-French cultural crossovers. In addition to an extensive buffet breakfast, the restaurant tempts both guests and visitors with a scrumptious all-day la carte menu.

Owned and operated by Hong Kong-based hospitality group, GR8 Leisure Concept, Hotel Soul is a proud member of Epoque Hotels. For more information, please visit


For media enquires, please contact:

Camilla Zhou
Hotel Soul Suzhou
27-33, Qiaosikong Xiang,
Suzhou, Jiangsu Province,
People’s Republic of China
Postal Code: 215005
Tel: 86 512 6777 0777
Fax: 86 512 6777 0088


Also See: Michael Tiplady Appointed Senior Vice President of GR8 Leisure Concept Ltd in Hong Kong / August 2007

Langham Hotels International Appoints Two Senior Executives for its Development Team, Harry Littlewood and Stefan Heintze / February 2007

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