Petrel Hotel Taizhou, Yangtze River

The deluxe Petrel Hotel in the city of Taizhou is situated o­n the north bank of the iconic Yangtze River. The Petrel is an elegant hotel that caters to business travelers and tourists alike, and while located in Taizhou, the hotel is also close to the cities of Suzhou, Wuxi, Zhenjiang and Changzhou. The hotel has 209 rooms and dining facilities for up to 3000 guests. There are also numerous meeting rooms, conference rooms, and entertaining balconies to suit any occasion. A large convention hall (featuring simultaneous translating facilities) has a capacity of 400 people. In addition to these world-class business facilities, there are also many amenities to delight leisure travelers, including an impressive man-made lake, indoor tennis court, indoor swimming pool, karaoke lounge, art gallery, book store, florist shop, convenience store, sauna room, gym, and a parlor for board or card games.

Taizhou, translated as “Peaceful country and lucky citizens,” is located in Jiangsu province and was founded over 2100 years ago. The Petrel Hotel Taizhou is a perfect jumping-off point to explore the area’s attractions For example, the Liu Jingtin Park named in honor of a traditional Chinese artist, is popular with visitors and locals because of its beautiful views, stunning gardens, and quiet walkways. Another must-see site is the recently renovated Wanghai Tower, a beautifully restored example of magnificent Chinese Imperial architecture. Finally a sumptuous meal o­n a floating barge decked out with red lanterns is the perfect way to cap off a day in Taizhou.

Another nearby local attraction is the Qintong Boat Festival, held annually in Qingming in early April. The festival draws boats from nearby villages and towns to lovely Xique lake for a celebration of local color that includes theatrical performances, dramatic dragon and lion dances, and other traditional folk dances.