On our fifth trip to China in Nov. 2011, we went to another part that we had not seen. This being one of the easiest and shortest distances of all. We went to Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Tongi to name a veiw cities. I Transportation was great and easy. We were able to use the fast train which was a neat experience as well as rickshaws, buses, taxis. We have never stayed in a bad hotel in all our trips, so our expectations are always good. This time we had the pleasure to stay in the Pan Pacific Hotel and Resort in Suzhou. The rooms,amenities, service were wonderful. Every window you look out has a beautiful view. The location was great so we did a lot of walking. We were given a tour of the hotel by the restuarant manager, Mr. Paul, which proved to be very interesting and informative. The concierge was extremely helpful in helping us in many ways. Connected to the hotel grounds is a very large, beautiful park/gardens which as a hotel guest you can enter from the hotel and it's free. Suzhou is a very interesting city with lots to do and see. Lots of history and beautiful gardens and waterways where you can take boat rides, etc. Staying in this hotel is a real treat.