The Chinese market is a lucrative one, brimming with tradition and new money. Taking that opportunity, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts are opening not one but two properties in the country. Following the recent Beijing opening, they have just announced a new property: The Bulgari Hotel Shanghai.
Set to open on the 20th of June 2018, the Bulgari Hotel Shanghai marks the sixth property in the brand’s collection. It is located on the banks of Suzhou Creek and is part of the riverside urban revitalisation project of Suhe Creek.
While most of the Bulgari hotel collections announced of late (such as Dubai and Tokyo) featured development of modern buildings, what stood out with this particular property is the combination of modern and historical architecture, as well as nature. The property comprises of a brand new, 48-storey tower, a restored Chamber of Commerce Shanghai building dating back to 1916, and its surrounding lush gardens. It’s an interesting development to see that Bulgari Hotels & Resorts is also on board with the city’s efforts to preserve historical structures.
The property will be a mixed-residence one, similar to the Bulgari Hotel Dubai. The hotel will occupy the top eight floors of the tower while The Bulgari Residences occupies the lower floors. Pick from over 82 guestrooms that will offer a stunning view of the Bund, Huangpu River, and Suzhou Creek. 19 of the guest rooms will be suites that have an average size of 60 sqm — some of the most spacious rooms in Shanghai.
As always, Italian glamour and refinement will be the centre of inspiration when it comes to the interior. Designed by architects Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel, the hotel is a grand fusion of modern Italian and Chinese styles. Expect the hotel to be fitted with modern Italian furnishings custom-made by brands such as B&B, Maxalto, Flos and Flexform.
With so many international luxury hotel properties setting their sights on opening in Shanghai including St Regis and Middle House, we can’t wait to see how the Bulgari Hotel Shanghai takes the cake.