Banyan Group Strengthens Multi-Branded Presence with Opening of the First Complex in Suzhou, China, a High-Growth Destination

Nestled at the base of Shishan Mountain and adjacent to Tianshi Lake, the complex showcases a fusion of tranquil luxury and dynamic vibrancy, offering guests an unparalleled experience in Suzhou

Banyan Group recently unveiled its first complex in Suzhou, marking a significant milestone in the Group's strategic expansion within China. This announcement underscores the Group's commitment to broadening its presence in key markets and diversifying its offerings. Situated at the base of Shishan Mountain and adjacent to Tianshi Lake, the complex encompasses the serene Banyan Tree Suzhou Shishan and the lively Angsana Suzhou Shishan. 

Philip Ding, Vice President, Head of Regional Operations – China at the Banyan Group, highlighted the strategic significance of the opening of Banyan Tree Suzhou Shishan and Angsana Suzhou Shishan in China's high-growth tourism destination. He emphasised:

The opening of Banyan Tree Suzhou Shishan and Angsana Suzhou Shishan is another important step in the Group's strategic expansion in China through enhancement of our cultural and tourism footprint in the Yangtze River Delta region. At the same time, the complex also further strengthens our multi-brand portfolio strategy, which allows us to build a network of diversified and complementary high-quality hospitality experiences to better meet dynamic market needs and maintain steady growth.

Positioned as a gateway to China's rich tapestry of art and history, Suzhou epitomises a cultural treasure trove. Drawing inspiration from the destination's classical gardens, the design of the complex seamlessly integrates modern elegance with traditional elements, fostering a harmonious blend of architecture and nature. To cater to the varied preferences of travellers, Banyan Tree Suzhou Shishan provides a sanctuary for relaxation, while Angsana Suzhou Shishan fosters connections and bonding with culture and surroundings. 

Banyan Tree Suzhou Shishan offers:  

  • 60 luxury rooms and suites designed with romance and intimacy in mind, featuring private courtyards and rejuvenating wellness amenities, providing a sanctuary for the senses amidst the tranquil beauty of Suzhou. Exploration of wellbeing journeys through Banyan Tree’s signature amenities, from the Banyan Tree Wellbeing Sanctuary room category to the signature Banyan Tree Spa.
  • Drawing inspiration from Suzhou's classical gardens and traditional architecture, the hotel intricately weaves together courtyard layouts and elegant structures, blending the architecture with the natural landscape to create a modern hotel reminiscent of a Suzhou traditional garden. Carefully curated interiors showcase local craftsmanship and materials, with furnishings and décor elements reflecting Suzhou's rich artistic traditions.
  • Beyond the hotel's walls, guests are invited to immerse themselves in unique local cultural experiences. From visits to the Suzhou Museum to exploring the newly opened facilities in the Shishan Cultural Center, every moment offers a glimpse into Suzhou's vibrant heritage.  

Angsana Suzhou Shishan complements the destination’s offerings by providing:

  • A vibrant destination playground offering 153 rooms and suites designed to cater to families, friends, and couples alike. Embracing the brand's ethos of creating unforgettable memories, hotel facilities include a kids' club, versatile meeting spaces, and the Angsana Gallery, showcasing locally curated artwork that reflects the cultural richness of Suzhou.
  • Culinary delights await guests at Angsana Suzhou Shishan, the experiences are thoughtfully crafted to tantalise the taste buds and offer a memorable dining experience that celebrates Suzhou's culinary heritage.
  • Exciting local immersion with bespoke weekday family events and connection with local MICE businesses, bringing an inclusive atmosphere to diverse visitors by harmonising authentic style, culturally rich design and local flavours through fun-filled bonding activities.

As part of the Group's "Brand for Good" initiative, the complex is committed to sustainability, meticulously curating each experience with mindful design choices that reflect local culture and minimise environmental impact. Both Banyan Tree and Angsana are dedicated to crafting spaces that leave a lasting impression while contributing positively to the environment, aligning with the ideals of creating a sense of place. 


Suzhou, conveniently located approximately 2 hours away from Shanghai by train or car, will soon boast two exceptional complexes. The first, located in Shishan, introduces Banyan Tree and Angsana to Suzhou, while the second, nestled by Yangcheng Lake, will soon welcome Banyan Tree and Garrya in the second half of 2024. For more information about Banyan Tree Suzhou Shishan and Angsana Suzhou Shishan, please visit or

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About Banyan Group

Banyan Group (“Banyan Tree Holdings Limited” or the “Group” - SGX: B58) is an independent, global hospitality company with purpose. The Group prides itself on its pioneering spirit, design-led experiences and commitment to responsible stewardship. Its extensive portfolio spans over 80 hotels and resorts, over 60 spas and galleries, and over 20 branded residences in over 20 countries. Comprising 12 global brands, including the flagship brand Banyan Tree, each distinct yet united under the experiential membership programme withBanyan. The founding ethos of “Embracing the Environment, Empowering People” is embodied through the Banyan Global Foundation and Banyan Academy. Banyan Group is committed to remaining the leading advocate of sustainable travel, with a focus on regenerative tourism and innovative programmes that elevate the guest experience.

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