Now Accepting Reservations: Four Seasons Hotel Suzhou Offers a Unique Private Island Experience in the Heart of the City

Located on a nine hectare (22 acre) private island on picturesque Jinji Lake, the all-new Four Seasons will soon welcome guests to a serene garden oasis, mere minutes to the city’s business, leisure and historic attractions

November 23, 2023,
Suzhou, China

Set on a private garden island on Jinji Lake in the heart of one of the country’s most dynamic cities, the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Suzhou is now accepting reservations ahead of its anticipated opening in the coming weeks.  Accessible via private bridge, the low-rise, amenity-rich Hotel offers a true urban resort experience with easy access to the city’s business districts, numerous leisure pursuits and rich history and culture.

“We are delighted to introduce a new level of luxury to local, regional and international guests with a distinct property that beautifully blends history and culture within a peaceful private island retreat,” says Rami Sayess, Four Seasons President, Hotel Operations – Asia Pacific.  “This upcoming opening marks another collaboration with Sun Hung Kai Properties, our esteemed owner-partners in the landmark Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong.”

Lushly landscaped gardens weave through the Hotel’s buildings, with winding lakeside and garden paths for leisurely strolls and contemplation of the surrounding natural beauty.  Inside, floor-to-ceiling windows throughout public and private spaces invite the outdoors inside as natural elements come to life in the onsite pottery studio and floral design workshop.  An outdoor infinity pool appears to spill into Jinji Lake, while an indoor pool with soaring ceilings and full glass wall offers a refined sanctuary for relaxation.  Adjacent fitness facilities include a fully equipped gymnasium and yoga studio.  At the Wellness & Spa, organic wellness experiences reflect the city’s rich heritage and culture, with a special focus on treatments that support restful sleep, stress relief and spiritual connection.

As the property itself has been designed and built, veteran Four Seasons General Manager Arthur Ho and his team have conceived an inspired guest experience centred on the themes of escape, creativity, energy and wellbeing, with unique programming and opportunities to customize every stay.

Families are embraced in warmth and care with welcoming touches for all ages.  Parents can relax knowing their young children are having a wonderful time in the full-supervised indoor-outdoor Kids For All Seasons facility, while older children will want to spend time with new friends in the ultra-cool Teen Centre.  Even four-legged family members are spoiled, with special facilities and services designed just for puppies.

Onsite activities for all guests also include recreational pursuits such as cycling, wall climbing and culinary classes, plus opportunities to explore the lake by sailboat.  To unplug and unwind, the Hotel offers calming activities including pastel painting, pottery and floral art lessons. Across the bridge and beyond, the expert Four Seasons concierge team can arrange guided boat excursions through the city’s canal network to its charming water towns, private tours of the exceptional I.M. Pei-designed Suzhou Museum, or exploration of the nearby Classical Gardens of Suzhou – a group of centuries-old gardens designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Dining at Four Seasons

The Hotel’s signature restaurant is Jin Jing Ge, a culinary temple of high style from the moment guests enter its captivating courtyard reception area through to seating in its shimmering main dining room or one of seven impressive private dining rooms to enjoy innovative takes on Jiangzhe cuisine.  Jin Jing Ge is led by Consultant Chef Wang Yong from the Michelin-starred Jin Sha restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake and Executive Chinese Chef Zhang Xiaocheng, who was Chinese chef of Jin Sha restaurant and deeply rooted in Jiangzhe area.

Additional venues include Yun He, with a pan-Chinese menu served from breakfast through to dinner; The Lounge and Bar framed by sparkling lake views for exquisite afternoon tea sets and creative cocktails; and the seasonal ISOLA poolside bar and grill with rustic Italian cuisine.

In addition to Jin Jing Ge’s formal private dining rooms, Dine by Desire creates personalized dining experiences in magical settings throughout the property’s gardens.

Be among the first to experience the private island lifestyle in the heart of the city:  Four Seasons Hotel Suzhou is now accepting reservations for arrivals beginning in late 2023, and has extended a special Bed and Breakfast offer in celebration of its grand opening.  To reserve, call +86 (512) 6281 8888 or book online.

Light-filled accommodations with garden and lake views include 199 guest rooms and suites, and 11 freestanding villas dotted amid the gardens surrounding the main buildings of the Hotel.  Regional and international guests can reach Four Seasons Hotel Suzhou within about an hour’s drive from several airports and high-speed train stations in Shanghai, Sunan and Suzhou.

Business Meetings and Social Occasions at Four Seasons

More than 1,000 square metres (12,000 square feet) of versatile event spaces include a gorgeous, naturally lit Four Seasons Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling garden views, plus a smaller Grand Salon and well-equipped Salon I and Salon II.   Outdoor spaces are abundant as well, including a Secret Garden and a Rose Garden.  Event hosts and attendees will appreciate the private, direct entrance to the main meeting room area.

With photo opportunities at every turn, plus easy access for guests from near and far, Four Seasons Hotel Suzhou is set to become the city’s preferred destination for wedding couples to begin the next chapter of their lives together.  A variety of indoor and outdoor spaces – each one more spectacular than the next – offer endless possibilities to make dreams come true, while a choice of two panoramic-view penthouse suites welcome couples to celebrate their union in luxurious comfort.

Meeting planners are invited to contact Calvin Ngai at or +86 (512) 6281 8888 – 3802 to arrange site tours.  Couples can begin planning their dream wedding by contacting Yoyo Xu at or +86 (512) 6281 8888 – 3821.