Handy to the business districts of Suzhou, this hotel provides deluxe accommodation a short ride from the Old Town. While New City Garden Hotel may reside in the commercial area of SND and offer the full gamut of executive facilities, its appeal is by no means limited to business travelers. Priding itself on its customer-centric service, it also regularly plays host to the odd visiting dignitary and celebrity, and staff really do try to make every guest feel like a VIP. The city center is a 10-minute drive from here, but cabs are inexpensive. There is a shopping center a five minutes’ walk away, and a selection of Japanese restaurants are just down the road. The hotel’s Rainbow Cafe buffet features a generous spread of Western, Japanese, and Chinese food, while the jazz lounge provides a sophisticated way to cap off the day.