News for the Hospitality Executive
SINGAPORE-May 7, 2012--Solís Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s premier luxury hotel brands, announced today an agreement with Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Ltd., a leading property developer and property-related service provider in China, to develop and manage Solís Lake Tai, Suzhou. The 300-room hotel is scheduled to open in 2013 and will offer guests unrivaled luxury and personal service standards.
Located just an hour from Shanghai and close to the heart of Suzhou, Solís Lake Tai will feature a full slate of five-star, luxury leisure and business accommodations and amenities within walking distance of Lake Tai and the city’s many historic attractions, culture and traditional gardens and canals. The five-star hotel will encompass 250 rooms and suites and 50 villas, some of which overlook breathtaking Lake Tai, two fine dining restaurants, an elegant lobby lounge, full-service conference and meeting center, indoor swimming pool, luxurious spa, fitness center, and roof-top garden.
World-renowned interior designer Jaya Ibrahim of Jaya International Design will integrate art and nature in harmonious designs that mirror the masterpieces of Chinese landscape architecture. Upon entering the hotel, guests will be immersed in a lush landscape where, through dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows, the line between indoors and outside is blurred, and the design elements of Suzhou’s world-famous gardens are drawn inside. Flowing fountains, reflective pools, waterfalls, Chinese Bamboo, sculptures, soothing lighting, open pavilions and exquisite artwork will set the stage for a unique urban retreat.
“We are honored to join with Fantasia Holdings to bring Solís to the historic city of Suzhou,” said Evan Kwee, Director for Solís Hotels & Resorts. “Solís Lake Tai, Suzhou will showcase our renowned service standards with distinctive design elements and a host of world-class amenities and innovations.”
A fine-dining traditional Chinese restaurant and second all-day dining restaurant will offer guests options to enjoy gourmet meals while overlooking the gardens and waterways surrounding the hotel. The lush Lobby Lounge will serve cocktails and small bites in a garden-inspired setting.
The hotel’s 2,575-square-meters of function space will open onto a landscaped terrace overlooking gardens and waterways. Perfect for corporate groups or weddings and special events, features include a 900-square-meter grand ballroom, six additional meeting rooms, a Board Room, VIP Room and elegant pre-function space with garden and water views.
“It is with great anticipation that we announce Solís Lake Tai,” Mr. Wang Liang, Vice President of Fantasia Group added. “This luxury five-star hotel will be the centerpiece of our large-scale Suzhou Lago Paradise along Lake Tai. Suzhou Lago Paradise is a 500,000-square-meter, mixed-use development within the Lake Tai tourism district, comprising a luxury five-star hotel, lake-view villas, private clubhouses, five-star serviced apartments, commercial street and Lake Tai Cultural Forum. Here, culture, the arts, leisure holidays, business meetings, and a natural, carefree lifestyle are melded together with the surroundings. I believe the Solís Lake Tai, Suzhou will deliver a hallmark level of impeccable service.”
Solís Lake Tai, Suzhou, is about 20 kilometers from the city center, near the Suzhou Taihu International Golf Club, Taihu Culture Forum International Conference Center and Zhou Taihu Mercury Club, one of China’s largest world-class marinas.
About Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1996, Fantasia Group is a leading property developer and property-related service provider in China and is committed to providing customers with a full life-cycle of housing products and services. Fantasia’s property development portfolio of urban complexes and boutique upscale residences is strategically distributed across four of China’s most economically prosperous regions, namely the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Zone, the Pearl River Delta, the Yangtze River Delta and the Beijing-Tianjin metropolitan area. Fantasia was successfully listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in November 2009 under the stock code “1777.” It is ranked as one of the Top 100 Real Estate Developers in China.
About Solís Hotels & Resorts
Carefully crafted to appeal to discerning, well-traveled guests, the Solís Hotels & Resorts brand is an exclusive collection of resorts, hotels and residences offering a convergence of unparalleled designs, settings and experiences. Each Solís property presents luxury accommodations with a true sense of discovery and is designed to showcase the distinctive character of its environment with a global palette of cosmopolitan comfort, inspiring cuisine, world-class spas and spirited activities that explore its distinct surroundings, all enhanced by the highest level of international service quality standards. Solís Hotels & Resorts has corporate offices in Singapore and the United States; www.solishotels.com.
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