MILAN — Bulgari’s fourth luxury hotel is to be unveiled in Beijing on Sept. 27.
Located in the heart of Beijing’s Embassy District, within the new Genesis complex, it is conceived as an urban resort. Sculpted gardens are to extend along the Liangma River and include the Genesis Art Foundation, designed by Tadao Ando.
As with all the other Bulgari units, the hotel in Beijing was designed by Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel.
The 119 rooms feature Italian furniture brands such as Maxalto and B&B Italia. The Bulgari Suite is billed as having some of the best views over the city. Measuring nearly 4,320 square feet, it is one of the largest suites in Beijing and blends Italian design with Chinese tradition, coupled with cutting-edge technology.
“The combination of the natural landscape with the artistic content will make this development a new benchmark for enlightened luxury living in the future,” asserted Silvio Ursini, Bulgari Group executive vice president in charge of Bulgari Hotels and Resorts. “China is a key market.”
The hotel includes a 16,200-square-foot spa with 11 treatment rooms, a fitness center and a 25-meter pool made with shimmering mosaic tiles inspired by Ancient Rome that recall the patterns of the historic Terme di Caracalla Roman baths.
It will be the first Bulgari property to boast a new collaboration with Michelin-starred Italian chef Niko Romito at Il Ristorante.
For an aperitivo at the steel and bronze Oval Bar, Il Bar opens up to the outdoor terrace overlooking the gardens and the river.
A fireplace stands in the lobby lounge and there is also a ballroom on the second floor. The gardens surrounding the property are designed by Switzerland-based landscape artist Enzo Enea, linking Italian and Chinese landscape traditions.
The Bulgari Hotel Beijing is located next to the trendy Sanlitun district, a 10-minute drive from the 798 Art Zone, and 30 minutes by car from the Beijing Capital International Airport, the Ping’an International Finance Center and the East Second Ring Road office zone. It also offers Maserati limousines.
Bulgari plans to open three additional hotels: in Dubai (December 2017); Shanghai (2018), and Moscow (2019).