This New Doubletree in China Looks Really Cool and Is Only 10k/night

My chain hotel mantra is ‘subtract a star in Europe, add a star in Asia.’ Particularly as it comes to elite status recognition, European hotels lag, and then there are the issues like finding an ironing board. Asia editions of global chain hotels often surpass their peers elsewhere.

The new Doubletree Suzhou looks really cool. There are plenty of artist conception images and few traveler photos so I don’t want to get carried away. Trip Advisor has 3 interior shots.

Photo from Hilton Global Media Center

Photo from Hilton Global Media Center

Using HHonors points the hotel is 10,000 points/night. Many of China’s Hilton hotels are good value points and/or cash rates.

It is in Suzhou’s China-Singapore Industrial Park, some distance from the famed gardens of Suzhou city. Not ideal for sightseeing, so this would be more for kick back and relax.

Suzhou is connected by constant bullet trains from Shanghai, a 1-2 hour journey depending on station and train. Because of its proximity to Shanghai, Suzhou does not have its own airport. It is one of the most prosperous cities in China and a delight for tourists with its history and gardens.

Not to be confused with the Doubletree Suzhou of neighboring Anhui Province.

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  • Some of these Doubletrees in Asia are crazy. We stayed at the Doubletree in Johor Bahru, Malaysia (right across the causeway from Singapore). It was also a Cat 2 (10K / night) and was crazy nice, including an executive lounge which we got as Diamonds. The Doubletree in Kuala Lumpur is also nice from what I’ve heard and also only a Cat 2

    http://www.pointswithacrew.com/review-doubletree-johor-bahru-how-is-this-only-a-category-2-hotel/

  • DavidB

    Anyone interested in Chinese antiquities and art should try to pay a visit, even overnight for a day, to this city when in Shanghai. It is the home of a stunning museum designed by American architect IM Pei. This was Pei’s family home city and designing this museum afforded him the opportunity to come home and give something back to the city. It is well worth the visit, along with dropping into one or more of the many temples that form oasis of calm in the midst of the city. For those interested in silk, one of China’s major factories is located here. They raise the silk worms and harvest their silk to turn into yarn and then into a variety of goods, from bedding/comforters to traditional formal wear for both women and men. (Bought myself a Chinese style black silk jacket I wear to receptions and similar semi-formal gatherings…very exotic.

  • @DaveB – as suburb museum, one of China’s best, thanks for including it which it wholeheartedly deserves mention and a place in any Suzhou visit.