Radisson's new hotel in Fresno, Calif., courtesy of the hotel chain.

Radisson’s new hotel in Fresno, Calif. Photo courtesy of Carlson Rezidor.


Hyatt’s 140-location Hyatt Regency chain this week opened the amenity filled Hyatt Regency Suzhou in Suzhou, in a key economic, cultural and historic city in Eastern China next to Shanghai.  Suzhou is known as “the Venice of China” due to its ancient canals, stone bridges and UNESCO-listed classic gardens. The hotel’s located in the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) with a subway station at its doorstep.

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The hotel has 355 rooms that are on the larger side, with rooms starting at 430 square feet and suites starting at 968 square feet. The suites come with a Nespresso coffee machine and freestanding window bathtub. The hotel has a 25-meter indoor swimming pool on the third floor with floor-to-ceiling city views, plus a 24-hour fitness center.


If you’re heading to California’s San Joaquin Valley, you might want to know that Radisson this week opened the Radisson Hotel Fresno Conference Center in downtown Fresno. Expect free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, a 24-hour fitness center, a heated outdoor pool and free on-site parking. The hotel also provides free shuttles to the airport (Yosemite International Airport) and Amtrak station. The full-service restaurant is called Zest California Grill & Bar; expect contemporary California cuisine and entrees that range from $10 to $30. Menu items include soups, salads, sandwiches, seafood, burgers, steaks, pizzas and pastas curated by head chef, Tommie Johnson.

Readers: Have you been to any new hotels recently that are worth talking about?