Bvlgari’s latest luxury hotel has finally opened its doors in Shanghai. Located on the banks of Suzhou Creek and part of the Suhe Creek riverside urban revitalisation project created by leading Chinese developer OCT, The Bvlgari Hotel Shanghai is the sixth jewel of Bvlgari’s hospitality collection.
On 19 June, Bvlgari unveiled its and newest property by hosting the grand opening party of the Bvlgari Film Week, part of the Shanghai International Film Festival, in the spectacular ballroom and rooftop terrace of the Bvlgari Hotel Shanghai.
The first Bvlgari Chinese property opened in Beijing in September 2017 and this newest addition to The Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts collection joins a growing portfolio of properties around the world, which began with the inaugural Bvlgari Hotel Milano in 2004, The Bvlgari Resort Bali in 2006, The Bvlgari Hotel London in 2012 and The Bvlgari Resort Dubai in 2017.
“We couldn’t be prouder of how spectacular The Bvlgari Hotel Shanghai turned out”
Vincent Billiard, General Manager, said: “The journey to open this hotel was long but now we couldn’t be prouder of how spectacular The Bvlgari Hotel Shanghai turned out. The extraordinary metropolitan location in the Suhe Creek development, a protected heritage zone, together with the hotel’s contemporary glamorous style where bold Italian taste and elegant Chinese touches are harmoniously mixed, set new standards of luxury accommodation in the city”.
Balancing nature, contemporary design and heritage architecture, the Bvlgari Hotel Shanghai combines a 48-storey tower and the restored Chamber of Commerce building dating from 1916, surrounded by lush gardens.
As with all Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts, Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, the Italian architectural firm, designed this contemporary masterpiece by blending the distinctive Italian refinement of Bvlgari with layers of Shanghai history.
The hotel’s 82 guest rooms, including 19 suites, are spacious offering stunning views of the iconic Bund, Pudong financial district and the dramatic curvature of Huangpu River and Suhe Creek.
On the top floors of the hotel; Il Bar, Il Ristorante Niko Romito, and La Terrazza rooftop restaurant, featuring a 360° aerial view of the Bund and Shanghai’s iconic skyline, are set to be the place to enjoy the best of the city’s lifestyle.
The historic Shanghai Chamber of Commerce, adjoining the hotel tower, is a tranquil and exclusive heritage building rising among private gardens, hosting a 480-square-metre Bvlgari ballroom and the sophisticated Bao Li Xuan, the hotel’s Chinese fine-dining restaurant.
A stunning 2,000 square meter Spa with a 25 meter indoor heated pool, eight treatment rooms, a Gymnasium (featuring state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, private training and yoga studio) complete the hotel’s offer while the first Il Cioccolato shop and laboratory in China, located on the hotel’s ground floor, offer artisanal haute couture chocolates, known as Bvlgari’s ‘chocolate gem’ creations.
“I like to think at the Bvlgari Hotels collection as a necklace and today we added a sixth gem to it, in particular a precious ruby that is the stone that most represents the vibe of Shanghai. This is a momentous day for us at Bvlgari opening our second property in China in less than a year. Shanghai is one of the most vivacious cities in the world and we hope this architectural masterpiece coupled with the magnificence of the perfectly restored Chamber Of Commerce will truly put The Bvlgari Hotel Shanghai on the map as one of the city’s most iconic destinations. Hotels represent for Bvlgari the opportunity to share the Italian luxury experience, design and creativity around the world and as of now, we are proud to have a second new‚ ‘home‘ in China”, stated CEO of Bvlgari Jean-Christophe Babin.
When Chinese heritage and Italian modernity meet atop the Bund, the result is the Bvlgari Hotel Shanghai the place to live the Bvlgari lifestyle.