The IFS, soaring 450-meters into the clouds, is hailed as The Beacon of the Future, with a striking fishtail profile symbolizing longevity and prosperity for the fabled city.

Niccolo Suzhou is the iconic landmark’s crowning glory and most eagerly-anticipated luxury hotel to open in China this year.

The hotel’s opening was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and auspicious Lion Dance, with the hotel becoming the fifth member of Wharf Hotels’ growing portfolio of Niccolo Hotels.

Taking inspiration from luxury fashion, Niccolo Hotels spearheads contemporary chic design and experiences.

The hotel joins Niccolo’s portfolio of stylish hotels in key gateway cities across China including Chengdu, Chongqing, Changsha and Hong Kong, where they have been hosting Captains of Industry and Leaders in Style since the luxury group’s inception in 2015.

“This unique new address embodies Niccolo’s key signatures and will help us to change the landscape of the city’s business as an all-week destination,” said Carlo Schmed, Niccolo Suzhou General Manager.

“Even before opening, Niccolo Suzhou was the ‘talk of the town’. We now look forward to not only meeting but exceeding the greatest expectations at the city’s most sophisticated and stylish new address.”

The tower has a mix of serviced apartments, office space and the hotel, which has 233 rooms including 20 suites. While bars and restaurants include the Niccolo Kitchen, The Tea Lounge and Bar 115.

The hotel also features The Niccolo Room, the hotel’s state-of-the-art event space, along with The Conservatory, which offers flexible meeting space for large or small events, including memorable fashion shows, product launches and inspirational presentations.