December 30, 2018

W Suzhou » Fantastic Suite

Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China

The Fantastic Suite is one of the five suite categories of W Suzhou. With a total floor area of 113 square meters, the Fantastic Suite offers guests with one of the most spacious luxury accommodations in the city highlighted a panoramic view of Jinji Lake and of the Suzhou Industrial Park.

living area of the Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
Living Area | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

A big portion of the suite is occupied by the living area. Entering the living area, the first thing I noticed was the abundance of sofas and couches. I think the living area can comfortably seat around eight persons, which makes it a perfect venue for private parties with a small group of friends. I truly am in a W, I told myself.

welcome amenities in the Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
Welcome Amenities | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

Adding more color to the already colorful living room were the welcome amenities. It was already winter in China when I stayed at W Suzhou and I was impressed that fresh fruits including apples, oranges and dragon fruit are provided. I also find the hand-written welcome note from the hotel's General Manager very thoughtful.

living area of the Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
Floor-to-Ceiling Glass Window | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

The Fantastic Suite occupies a curved corner of the building with the living area facing the Suzhou Center Shopping Mall. A floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall glass window stretches the whole length of the living room, bringing in plenty of natural light into the suite.

living area of the Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
Colorful Sofas | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

I really love the mixture of colors and textures of the sofas. The green feature wall sets the overall vibe in the living area, vibrant and fun. Just like in many W Hotels around the world, you will better enjoy the design of the rooms at night when all the colors come to life.

living area of the Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
Smart TV and Dining Table | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

The living area is equipped with an ultra wide Smart LED TV with sound bar. You can conveniently connect your smartphone to the Smart TV to watch videos. You can also set the mood inside the living area by playing your favorite songs. A dining table is located at the corner which can also serve as a work table for business travelers.



When staying at W Suzhou, you don't need to bring a universal socket adapter anymore since all the rooms and suites already have universal sockets installed. USB sockets also make charging your mobile phone more convenient. Members of the Marriott Rewards program enjoy complimentary wireless internet connection inside the guestrooms, suites and public areas. Speed was fast enough to play online videos on your smartphone.

Nespresso machine in the living area of the Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
Nespresso Machine | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

China is a tea drinking country, that is why I highly appreciate the Nespresso machine provided by W Suzhou inside the Fantastic Suite. Also provided are Milan Gold coffee grounds which you can brew using a French press. Guests staying at W Suzhou also enjoy premium teas by TG Art of Tea, with flavors such as Oolong, Pu-Er, Longjing and English Breakfast.

Coffee Grounds and Tea Bags | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

In tune with the bar culture of W Hotels, the Fantastic Suite also includes the W MixBar as part of its en-suite amenities. With cocktail glasses and mixers, guests can easily prepare their favorite cocktails right at the comfort of the suite.

W MixBar of the Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
W MixBar | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

In addition to liquor, the W MixBar is also fully-stoked with canned soda, bottled juices, tonic water and beer. Snacks as well as other party amenities are also available for purchase from the W MixBar. If drinks and snacks from the W MixBar are not enough, you can always call room service.

minibar of the Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
W MixBar Snacks & Party Amenities | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

Consistent with the W Hotels brand, the Fantastic Suite at W Suzhou combines cutting-edge design with local influences. The city of Suzhou is known for its classical gardens, and one of the main architectural elements in these gardens are the moon gates (月亮门).

bedroom of the Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
Bedroom | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

The moon gates also served as an inspiration for the interior design of the Fantastic Suite. The bed for example is crowned by a moon gate which pulsates in different hues of green. Placed on top of the bed is a pillow in the shape of a pipa (琵琶) which is a Chinese musical instrument used in classical Suzhou opera.

local design of the bedroom of the Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
Bedroom | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

The bedroom is also equipped with an ultra-wide Smart TV with plenty of local and international cable and satellite channels including CNN, BBC, Chanel NewsAsia, National Geographic and HBO. Switches to the light and curtains as well as power outlets with universal socket are conveniently located beside the bed.

bedroom of the Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
Bedroom with a View | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

Similar to my experience at W Taipei and W Kuala Lumpur, I also had an excellent sleep experience here at W Suzhou, thanks to the W Signature Bed and the plush pillows and divet comforters. It was winter time when I visit Suzhou and the double layer glass window worked perfectly in regulating the temperature inside the room. I was able to fully recuperate here coming from an early morning flight.

view of Jinji Lake from the bedroom of the Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
Panoramic View of Jinji Lake | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

Just like in the living area, the bedroom also has a floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall glass window. Here is the panoramic view of the Jinji Lake as seen from my suite (2107) located on the 21st floor of the hotel. This side of the room faces the east, and on a good summer day, you can enjoy a magnificent sunrise from your bed.

bedroom of the Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
Sofa inside the Bedroom | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

From the bedroom, there are two doors that lead to the en-suite bathroom. One is located next to the sofa by the window which leads directly to the bathtub. Another one is located next to the bedroom door. As you enter from this side, you will pass by a vanity table before you reach the water closet and the walk-in shower.

Vanity Table | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

Once you step in to the bathroom, you will realize how spacious the Fantastic Suite really is. It has dual sinks with plenty of countertop space. The floor and the walls are covered with marble while the ceiling is painted white. The natural light coming in from the window also make the bathroom feel more spacious.

bathroom of the Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
Bathroom with Dual Sinks | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

Opposite the sink is a walk-in closet with plenty of storage space for your luggage. There is an electronic safe big enough to store a laptop. Iron and ironing board are also provided in the closet. For your comfort, two sets of bath robes and room slippers are also available here. More storage space is available at the cabinets near the suites entrance door.

bathroom and closet of the Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
Bathroom & Walk-in Closet | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

The deep soaking bathtub is no doubt the highlight of the bathroom. It stands next to the glass window so you can relax in a warm bath while enjoying the breathtaking view of the Jinji Lake. A flatscreen TV is also installed at the foot of the bathtub with a waterproof remote control placed within arm's reach.

bathtub of the Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
Deep Soaking Bathtub with a View | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

The en-suite bathroom has a separate walk-in shower installed with handheld and rainfall showerheads. Water pressure was consistently strong during my stay and hot water was instantaneous. There is also a water closet inside the bathroom, while a separate powder room is located at the living area. Similar to the Wonderful Room at W Taipei, toilet seats here are also fitted with a remote control bidet seat.

walk-in shower of the Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
Walk-in Shower & Water Closet | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

Both the bathtub and the walk-in shower are supplied with a set of Lemon + Sage bath and body amenities by Bliss. The complete set includes shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, body lotion, massage soap and foaming face wash. If you need more, just call housekeeping and they will send a complete set to your suite in no time.

bath amenities and toiletries by Bliss at W Hotel Suzhou China
Body & Bath Amenities by Bliss | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

Overall, I super enjoyed my stay here in the Fantastic Suite at W Suzhou. This is definitely one of my best W Hotel experience. I personally recommend this room for:

  • Staycations - For residents of Shanghai who wish to escape the busy life in the city, Suzhou is the best choice for you. Just 30 minutes away by high-speed train, Suzhou offers a laid-back city vibe in the midst of beautiful lakes. The Fantastic Suite at W Suzhou is perfect for a weekend escape with friends or family. The spacious living area make for a perfect venue for bonding with the family or entertaining friends.
  • Leisure Travelers - For a group of six of more travelers, I recommend that you book standard guest rooms plus one Fantastic Suite. The living area of the Fantastic Suite will be a great venue to gather together after a day of adventure around Suzhou, sharing fun travel stories or planning for your next day of exploration. This is perfect for a group of friends of a big family traveling together to Suzhou. Make sure that you request guestrooms located next to a Fantastic Suite.
  • Business Travelers - For a group of business travelers, I also recommend booking standard guestrooms plus one Fantastic Suite. The living area can serve as a casual meeting space perfect for creative yet fun discussions. The dining table can serve as a work station should anyone need to use a laptop. The laptop may also be connected to the Smart TV should you need a bigger screen for presentations. As mentioned earlier, make sure that you request guestrooms located next to a Fantastic Suite.




► PHOTOS OF THE FANTASTIC SUITE AT NIGHT

Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
Living Area at Night | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

Here are more photos of the Fantastic Suite taken at night time. Notice that the colors are more vibrant. While some guests prefer the look of the room during day time, I personally prefer the night time look of the room, especially right after sunset and before the sky turns totally dark.

Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
Living Area at Night | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
Bedroom at Night | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
Bedroom at Night | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
Bathroom at Night | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou

Fantastic Suite at W Hotel Suzhou China
Living Area with City View at Night | Fantastic Suite, W Suzhou




W Suzhou
Building 7, Suzhou Center, Corner of Xinggang Avenue and Suhui Road
Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
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