The Bvlgari Hotel Shanghai combines a 48-storey tower and the restored Chamber of Commerce building dating from 1916.
The hotel's 82 guestrooms, including 19 suites offer views of the Bund, Pudong financial district and the Huangpu River and Suhe Creek.
General manager Vincent Billiard said: "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".
The top floors of the hotel offer Il Bar, Il Ristorante Niko Romito, and La Terrazza rooftop restaurant, featuring a 360° aerial view of the Bund and Shanghai’s skyline.
The historic Shanghai Chamber of Commerce, adjoining the hotel tower, hosts a 480sqm Bvlgari ballroom and the Bao Li Xuan, the hotel’s Chinese fine-dining restaurant.
The hotel has a 2,000sqm spa, with a 25m indoor heated pool, eight treatment rooms, gym and an Il Cioccolato shop offering artisanal haute couture chocolates.
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