Just a ten-minute walk from the Qing Dynasty gates at the entrance to the Panmen Scenery Area the Holiday Inn Youlian Suzhou (Suzbou Youlian Jiari Jiudian) is a good choice for exploring Suzhou's historic gardens and architecture including the beautiful Master of Nets Garden (Wangshi Yuan) and Pavilion of Surging Waves (Canglang Ting). This 13-story hotel houses fully-equipped rooms and suites with cable/satellite TVs as well as all the standard amenities. There is also a non-smoking floor and handicapped-friendly rooms. The café provides a buffet of international foods while the Chinese restaurant provides authentic Guangdong and Suzhou dishes. Coffee tea and cocktails are available in the lobby lounge. There are 15 conference rooms and a staff of meeting professionals on hand to help.