Fairmont Yangcheng Lake: luxury and gastronomy in China’s Kunshan lake district

Fairmont Yangcheng Lake is the first international five-star luxury hotel in Kunshan, an idyllic lake district just one hour from Shanghai and 30 minutes from Suzhou. Shaped like a Chinese fan on the banks of Yangcheng Lake, the hotel features 200 contemporary guestrooms and suites with expansive lake views. Restaurants and lounges include the signature Chinese restaurant Yi Feng Court; elegant all-day dining at Essence and the scenic Luwei lobby lounge. Exclusive Fairmont offerings include a Fairmont Gold Floor and decadent Willow Stream Spa, along with 2,200 square metres of indoor and outdoor event space – the largest in Kunshan. The hotel also boasts its own organic farm with organic seasonal vegetables and fruit trees, beautiful gardens and a lakeside water park for guests to enjoy, covering over 200 acres.

The hotel has just won the prestigious 2010 China Travel Award from Travel + Leisure as one of the Best New Hotels in China.

Kunshan is a temperate, picturesque town situated in the southeastern part of Jiangsu Province. It lies in the Yangtze River Delta between Shanghai and the renowned historical city of Suzhou. Yang Cheng Lake is home to a famous culinary delicacy – the hairy crab. Indeed, autumn is hairy crab season and the hotel is hosting a Hairy Crab feast along the lake.

Fairmont Yangcheng Lake
No. 3668 West Ma’anshan Road
Kunshan, China 215300
+86 512 5780 0888
Email the hotel to inquire about a booking.

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