Unwind in Tranquil Summer at Four Seasons Hotel Suzhou

July 3, 2024,
Suzhou, China

As the seasons shift and summer dawns, Suzhou, known for its serene private islands adorned with bamboo groves, lush greenery, and the fragrance of lotus blossoms permeating the air, unfolds its quintessential charm through its gardens.

Embracing this ambiance, Four Seasons Hotel Suzhou presents an exquisite summer experience. Indulge in the seasonal delicacies at Jin Jing Ge and immerse in the themed afternoon tea and inspired cocktails at The Lounge and Bar. Experience the essence of Jiangnan, where tranquillity meets culinary artistry this summer at Four Seasons.

Chasing the Summer by the Lakeside

The Hotel’s verdant private island offers an oasis for indulgent leisure during a vacation. Each morning, a delectable breakfast sets the tone for the day, while the fine art of pastel painting courses enriches appreciation for artistic expression. Throughout the day, indulge in outdoor infinity pools and a playful kid's zone, followed by classic Italian culinary delights at the poolside bar. Guests can also experience Jinji Lake for sailing, paddleboarding, and kayaking, creating joyful aquatic memories with loved ones.

As night falls, stroll through Suzhou's renowned UNESCO World Heritage site, the Humble Administrator's Garden, with beloved family. Immerse in the unique charm of traditional Chinese gardens, embarking on a journey rich in historical and cultural significance. Here, amid tranquillity, cherish moments of serene delight and familial joy.

Discovering Suzhou's Summer Culinary Delights

Renowned for its classical gardens and traditional Chinese painting, Suzhou also boasts a rich culinary heritage deeply rooted in its natural surroundings. Its landscape, adorned with lakes, rivers, plains, and mountains, including the famous "Eight Treasure" of Suzhou aquatic plants and the "Three Whites" of Taihu Lake, provides an ideal canvas for chefs to showcase their skills with seasonal vegetables.

Jin Jing Ge not only promises a feast for the palate but also a journey through Suzhou's picturesque landscapes. Charles Zhang, as the Executive Chef of Chinese Cuisine, leads his team in harmoniously blending the seasonal freshness of Jiangnan ingredients such as water shield, lotus root, winter melon, lotus leaf, and peach. Whether indulging in delicate lotus root stir-fry or savouring the subtle flavours of water shield soup, each dish reflects a deep appreciation for local ingredients and culinary traditions.

Christy Tse, Executive Pastry Chef, brings a wealth of culinary expertise honed through years of experience in Paris and across Europe. With a profound commitment to artisanal craftsmanship and a keen emphasis on food healthiness, Chef Tse crafts a collection of exquisite pastries, perfect for a refreshing summer indulgence.

The dessert selection incorporates seasonal fruits, yogurt, oats, and quinoa, blending aromatic flavours into each bite. Meanwhile, the savoury offerings evoke the serene ambiance of a Jiangnan garden in midsummer, featuring ingredients such as cucumber, caviar, cauliflower, Spanish serrano ham, and figs. Guests are cordially invited to unwind in the tranquil ambience of the LB (The Lounge and Bar), savouring an afternoon of elegance and relaxation.

Sip This Season in Suzhou

In the embrace of dusk, LB transforms into a bar offering panoramic views of the city skyline. Here, skilled mixologists craft cocktails infused with ingenious creativity, consistently surprising patrons. The summer cocktail menu, inspired by the essence of poetry threaded through spring, summer, autumn, and winter, transcends mere gustatory experience to offer a sensory feast across seasons. Whether for connoisseurs seeking unique tasting adventures or urbanites yearning for moments of tranquillity amid their bustling lives, each can discover their own cup of inspiration steeped in the essence of the four seasons at this venue.

Nestled in this elegant retreat of Jiangnan, guests are invited to pause, savour the gentle breeze, and indulge in culinary delights that celebrate the season.