Home away from home
The newly opened Bvlgari Hotel in Shanghai is not just another five-star accommodation. With its boutique feel, impeccable service and understated luxury, it exceeds all expectations of what a hotel stay should be. In fact, it’s flawless
This is the sixth edition to Bvlgari’s expanding hotel chain. Riding on the success of its theme-minded predecessors, renowned Italian architect Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel (who has designed each Bvlgari Hotel and Resort around the world) has continued this notion for its Shanghai residence. Blending the essential ltalian glamour of Bvlgari with distinctive Chinese cultural elements, the hotel offers a soulful ambience of escapism from the bustling metropolis with its ‘contemporary glamor’ theme. It really is your home away from home.
Located on the Suhe Creek waterfront, The Bvlgari Hotel Shanghai is nestled in the midst of chic fashion boutiques, creative art spaces and open parks. The hotel combines a 48-storey tower and the restored Chamber of Commerce Shanghai building dating back to 1916 with a stunning grand arch gateway. Boasting jaw-dropping views of the iconic Bund, Pudong Financial District and the famous Oriental Pearl Tower, it’s hard not to be wowed by his hotel.
Although each Bvlgari Hotel and Resort is unique in its design, you’ ll find an abundance of iconic characteristics that run throughout each location giving the brand its powerful Roman spirit and familiar ‘at home’ feel. In the Shanghai residence you’ll find the signature lobby fireplace featuring the Maglia Pantheon pattern, the oval Bvlgari bar made from hand-hammered bronze and the iconic eight-point star motif outlined in gold, welcoming guests in the driveway.
The interiors throughout feature retro Bvlgari jewellery advertising campaigns and iconic fashion magazine covers, reminding you of its luxury heritage. This, combined with the drama of matte black granite and light Navona travertine, polished teak and shining bronze details, gives the hotel its chic, understated elegance. No expense has been spared in this hotel and attention to detail continues throughout its 82 large apartment-style guest rooms and 19 suites, including the jaw-dropping 400 square metre Bvlgari suite with sweeping views of Shanghai’s cityscape. In each room you’ll find contemporary custom-made Italian furnishings, heated floors, rainfall showers and innovative Japanese toilets.
After a day of exploring the city, head to the 2,000 square metre Bvlgari Spa and Fitness Centre and unwind in one of the eight spa treatment rooms with a signature massage or enjoy the sauna and relaxation rooms. Here, you’ll also find a manicure and pedicure salon, hairdressers and a 25 metre heated indoor swimming pool and vitality pools. Fitness enthusiasts can also enjoy the impressive bespoke workshop gymnasium fitness studio.
For dinner, head to fine-dining Chinese restaurant Bao Li Xuan located in the historic Chamber of Commerce for its signature dishes from Shanghai and Hangzhou including local delicacy, sea cucumber, or head to the 47th floor and dine at three Michelin-starred chef Niki Romito’s Italian restaurant II Ristorante and enjoy stunning views across the city. With a total of six culinary spots to choose from, there’s something to satisfy every palate.