If you love Chinese history and ancient culture, we have the perfect stay in mind for you. Located in the city of Huzhou, the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort lies on the shores of Lake Taihu, surrounded by historical sites. The spectacular resort, recently built, is open to the public; however, the building will not be complete until December 31, 2013. The striking architecture of the building stands out as a modern beacon in an ancient city. Just as dramatic as the horseshoe shaped building, the inside of the hotel dazzles with fantastic interior design, which includes thousands of Swarovski Crystals hanging from the ceilings. The inside of the hotel is worthy of royalty as it reminds you of a modern and extravagant palace.
Huzhou, known as the birthplace of tea culture, is more than 2,300 years old. The city is rich with revered cultural sites such as Feiying Ta Pagoda (Tali Ta), which is located in the center of the city. The well-preserved city treasure, built in the 8th century, is nationally protected as a relic of China. The area also contains ancient temples and museums for you to tour. If you love the outdoors, Lake Taihu is a special treat. It is the third largest freshwater lake in China and is famous for its limestone formations. The lake also hosts 90 islands that you are free to explore. With so much to do within steps of the hotel, this resort is sure to be one of China’s brightest attractions. In order to book your Chinese adventure, visit the Starwood Hotels website. Be sure to send us pictures from your trip!