The Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort was designed by architect Ma Yansong, who designed the Absolute Towers in Canada, and was constructed by the Shanghai Feizhou Group. The hotel includes 321 guest rooms, including 39 villas and 44 suites and from above the water resembles a horseshoe, but actually has two underground levels that create a complete oval.
The premium hotel features a lobby lit by 20,000 Swarovski and European natural crystal lamps arranged in a wave-like formation across its ceiling, while the floor is paved with Afghan White Jade and Tiger's Eye Stone from Brazil. It contains three restaurants and each guest room includes a private balcony and marble bathrooms complete with sunken bathtubs and walk-in 'rainforest' showers.
The hotel is very much geared at businessmen with vast and well-equipped conference facilities and 16 meeting spaces covering a total of 2,200sq/m. Sheraton inform that “The Grand Ballroom is ideal for large, lavish gatherings or conferences. Private meeting rooms on the 22nd floor offer a heightened level of exclusivity, while the best lake view can be appreciated from the 300-square-meter multipurpose Taihu Room on the 27th floor. The resort’s event facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology and our planning and banquet teams will work with you on every detail.”
The Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort aims to open by the beginning of October. With prices starting at $490 per night, it is set to attract luxury travellers as well as becoming the new destination for China’s newly affluent business class.