Next Up For Bulgari Hotels Will Be Shanghai in 2015
With all the new hotels opening up in Shanghai (Four Seasons, Renaissance, Sheraton have all debuted new properties within the past month), it's no surprise that luxury brand Bulgari has chosen to launch their fourth property in the Chinese hub.
According to CIT, the 120-room hotel will occupy the top twelve floors of a 40-storey building designed by Foster + Partners (who were responsible for the Dolder Grand's grand renovation back in 2008) in the Suhe Creek district. In addition to a ballroom, spa, and rooftop Italian restaurant, there will also be a Chinese fine dining restaurant "created in the former Chinese Chamber of Commerce building at the site, which dates back to 1900."
Sounds fun. We're just hoping they go easy on the glass cabinets and greased-up waiters this time!
Bulgari opened their third property in London back in June, and reviews have mostly been kind. Though with a $680/night pricetag, you'd certainly hope so.
Design-wise, we're certainly curious to see what the folks at Bulgari come up with. Knowing the amount of effort that went into the London opening, we're sure they'll cook up something special for this new Shanghai gem—and getting to move in the top twelve floors of a new skyscraper? That ought to promise some interesting views!
As we reported back in 2011, this is all part of Bulgari's grand master plan, with future hotels on the agenda for Rome, Paris, New York, Miami and SoCal.
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