Bvlgari Hotel Shanghai opens to first guests

Bvlgari Hotel Shanghai opens to first guests

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 Chinese developer OCT, The Bvlgari Hotel Shanghai is the sixth in the collection.

This newest addition to The Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts collection comes after the first Bvlgari Chinese property opened in Beijing in September 2017.

It 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.

Vincent Billiard, general manager of the new hotel, 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.

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“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 majestically restored Chamber of Commerce building dating from 1916, surrounded by lush gardens.

As with all Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts, Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, the renowned Italian architectural firm, designed this glamorous contemporary masterpiece by blending the distinctive Italian refinement of Bvlgari with rich layers of Shanghai history.

The hotel’s 82 exquisitely crafted guestrooms, including 19 suites, are among the most spacious in the city offering stunning views of the iconic Bund, Pudong financial district and the dramatic curvature of Huangpu River and Suhe Creek.

“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 Jean-Christophe Babin, chief executive of Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts.