M Social Suzhou makes its foray into China

The lifestyle brand venue of Millennium Hotels and Resorts is the group’s fifth property.

Sky Lobby: M Social Suzhou is within Hong Leong City Centre in Suzhou Industrial Park.
Sky Lobby: M Social Suzhou is within Hong Leong City Centre in Suzhou Industrial Park. Photo Credit: Millennium Hotels and Resorts

M Social Suzhou, a 294-room luxury lifestyle hotel, is the first M Social in China, signalling plans for further expansion into the Greater China region. M Social is the lifestyle brand of Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR).

With the opening of M Social Suzhou, the brand now has five physical locations including Singapore, Auckland, New York and Paris.

“The M Social brand is about creativity, connection, and exciting possibilities. Often known as the ‘Venice of the East’ for its quaint water canals and bridges around the city, we selected Suzhou as the launch pad for our first M Social hotel in China due to the city’s unique blend of tradition and modernity.

“The hotel is designed to reflect this vibrant juxtaposition. It offers guests a fresh and luxurious experience with state-of-the-art technology, and our bespoke M Social service,” said Kwek Leng Beng, executive chairman of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Limited.

Ranging from 40 to 409 sqm, its 294 guestrooms and suites face Jinji Lake and the Eastern Gate of Suzhou. Guests staying at the hotel's 409 sqm Mega Cool Suite will be treated to views of Jinji Lake, luxurious furnishings, a 75-inch ultra-high-definition TV, an open bathroom, and a large kitchen and bar. The hotel has a 728 sqm ballroom.

Situated by Jinji Lake, adjacent to Times Square, Jiu Guang Department Store, Eslite Spectrum, Ferris Wheel Park and a short walk from the Suzhou International Expo Center and Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre, the hotel has three restaurants and bars.

Among them is the Beast & Butterflies Restaurant on the 25th floor, offering panoramic views of Suzhou's cityscape. Guests can interact with the chef in the open kitchen as he whips up recipes from around the world. The Beast & Butterflies Bar, with its open seat plan, offers afternoon tea. In the evening, diners can enjoy DJ and band performances, savour Chinese cuisine at the Canton 8 Chinese Restaurant, with five floral-themed private rooms.