Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Bulgari Hotel Shanghai as one of the world's best new hotels. The publication's annual Hot List rounds up the world's best new hotels and cruises, putting the Hotel in the exquisite company as one of the most noteworthy openings of 2018. The accompanying feature cited the Hotel's East-meets-West design and the distinctive Italian spirit of Il Ristorante-Niko Romito, Il Bar, La Terrazza, and Il Cioccolato as elements that make it an outstanding destination to experience.
Set on a scenic riverbank and just minutes from the iconic Bund and Shanghai City Centre, The Bulgari Hotel Shanghai sets a new standard for luxury accommodation in China's most cosmopolitan city. As part of the visionary SUHE CREEK project, the Hotel features sweeping views of the Bund and Pudong's dramatic skyline. Balancing nature, contemporary design, and heritage architecture, the property combines the intimate ambiance and personalized service, including in the 82 Rooms, 19 of which are exquisite Suites. Occupying the top eight floors of a 48-story tower home to The Bulgari Residences, the Hotel soars high above the city, bridging past and future with its extraordinary design. Poised to be one of the city's premier destinations for work and leisure, the Hotel is also home to a 2,000-square-metre Bulgari Spa and fitness center with state-of-the-art meeting facilities. It will also feature the rooftop Il Ristorante - Niko Romito and Il Bar—which are destined to become some of the most fashionable venues in Shanghai, and the Bao Li Xuan restaurant, serving exquisite Cantonese classics and local Shanghainese specialties in the historical atmosphere of the Chamber of Commerce Shanghai building adjacent to the hotel tower.
In keeping with Shanghai's evolution into an Asian capital of art and style, The Bulgari Hotel Shanghai was considered a contemporary masterpiece. The other Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, the renowned Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, signed the hotel's design and created a glamorous contemporary masterpiece by blending the distinctive Italian refinement of Bulgari with rich layers of Shanghai history. Exceptionally spacious guest rooms offer beautiful panoramic views of the iconic Bund waterfront, Pudong skyline, and beyond.
The Hotel's tower is connected to the historic Chamber of Commerce Shanghai, originally completed in 1916 and now completely restored to evoke memories of its glorious heyday. This magnificent building's centerpiece is the 500-square-meter, triple-height-ceilinged Bulgari Ballroom, the haute-cuisine Cantonese restaurant Bao Li Xuan and The Whisky Bar.
Services - Personalised service is a hallmark of the Bulgari lifestyle, from the privacy of in-room check-in and optional packing and unpacking service to around-the-clock breakfast and 24-hour personal butler guests of the Suites. Berluti shoeshine service and a carefully-stocked minibar make guests feel at home, while a Technogym treadmill, stationary bike, and rowing machine are available in-room for private exercising. All guests are encouraged to use the Hotel's MOMODESIGN carbon fiber bicycles to explore the city.
A team of concierges is on-hand to arrange every detail for an unforgettable stay, from visits to Shanghai's top art houses and secret galleries to a private guided tour of the former French Concession in the comfort of the hotel's Maserati limousines. Besides, the WeChat e-Concierge is an innovation that enables guests to get assistance at any hour of the day or night. Moreover, as a signature Bulgari service, it is also possible to organize Bulgari jewelry viewings and sales in guests' rooms' privacy.
Dining - Echoing the glamorous design of its namesakes in Beijing and Dubai, ''Il Ristorante – Niko Romito'' celebrates Italy's rich heritage from the pinnacle 47th floor of The Bulgari Hotel Shanghai, showcasing breathtaking top-of-the-city views. An exciting partnership between Bulgari Hotels & Resorts and Chef Niko Romito, one of the world's most celebrated chefs with 3 Michelin stars for his Reale restaurant in ''Abruzzo'' – Brings Romito's carefully curated canon of contemporary Italian cooking to Shanghai for the first time. With a focus on purity and simplicity, the gastronomic approach combines the finest Italian and locally sourced ingredients with time-tested and innovative techniques. An extensive selection of Italian and international labels are on the wine list, including organic and biodynamic wines and rare vintage champagnes. Open for lunch and dinner, Il Ristorante – Niko Romito's conjures a distinctive Roman spirit from its lofty perch above the city - making it an immersive and elegant dining experience that exudes Bulgari's signature savoir-faire.
''The Whiskey Bar'' - For a relaxing after-dinner cocktail, the oak-paneled Whisky Bar is a dignified option. Adjoining Bao Li Xuan restaurant, it features thoughtful design touches such as contemporary Maxalto tan leather armchairs and freestanding Flos lamps that help create the feel of a classic members-only club. A luminous ivory onyx bar and backlit onyx cabinets hold an extensive collection of premium whiskies and spirits so that guests may choose from an elite range of vintages and distilleries. To add to the Bar's private, personalized feel, a 'bottle-keeping service is also available for guests.
The Bulgari Spa - Enjoying a serene riverside location amid private parks and gardens. The Bulgari Hotel Shanghai's 2,000-square-metre spa and fitness center is a harmonious retreat to balance the body-mind and spirit in elegant Italian style. A highlight of the Bulgari experience, the Spa offers best-in-class beauty treatments using La Mer products alongside rituals inspired by traditional Chinese medicine. The Bulgari Spa features eight spa treatment rooms, including the 2 Deluxe Couples' Suite, where guests can enjoy the luxury of a private sauna. The Spa's centerpiece is a 25-meter indoor heated swimming pool, surrounded by statuesque columns recalling a Roman bath's grandeur. Long strips of louvered teak line the ceiling while a 'skylight wall' incorporates natural sunshine to nourish the tropical interior garden.