The Crowne Plaza Suzhou (Suzhou Zhongyin Huangguan Jiari Jiudian) delivers international 5-star service and accommodation in a striking contemporary building designed to look like a boat—a fitting nod to its lakeside location. The hotel makes for a great starting point for strolls through Suzhou's celebrated Chinese gardens, or around neighboring Jingji Lake. It is within easy reach of the Suzhou International Expo Center, Suzhou Science and Cultural Arts Center and Ligong Causeway. Guestrooms are well-finished and thoughtfully designed. The décor continues the nautical theme and complements the lake or garden views beyond the floor-to-ceiling windows. A sumptuous bed, flat-screen TV and high-speed Internet are just a few of the comforts every guest will encounter.Three restaurants cater to a variety of tastes with high end Cantonese, authentic Western classics all available. The Mariana lounge bar is the place to head for a relaxed coffee or business meeting while those seeking to turn things up a notch should make their way to Submarine, a stylish bar with an exclusive ambiance.This Suzhou hotel also offers a range of flexible meeting spaces which can be rearranged according to different needs. Other facilities include a state-of-the-art gymnasium, an indoor and outdoor pool and spa.