This is a new hotel in the heart of Suzhou's rapidly changing New District. It is adjacent to a new spiffy shopping mall with many restaurants (including western staples such as Starbucks, Burger King, and others), a below ground grocery store, movie theater, and plenty of other shops (even a rather pricey Thai massage place if you have a mind to - - save your money and go across the street for a Chinese massage instead). The hotel is nice, the breakfast buffet is awful, but the room and bed were clean and comfortable. Again, a new hotel, so at this time (2018) there is no obvious wear and tear that one might find in most hotels. Very near a metro stop (Tayuan Lu) and several bus routes on Tayuan Lu and Shi Shan Lu, it will be easy to get from place to place from this location. The only thing that ruined my stay was a busload of kids who stayed over night and were running up and down the hall screaming and slamming doors. After complaining, they quieted down.