Two New China Hotels Aim to Draw Millennial Fashionistas
According to Forbes, China currently has 637 billionaires, versus a tally of 563 for the U.S.; and the China-specific Hurun Report says that Apple, followed by Bulgari, are top luxury brands when it comes to gifting. When, therefore, Bulgari recently opened its first two hotels in China, they were both bound to be hot news. If you want to people-watch China's Millennial fashionistas, these are the hotels for you. Thanks to the brand's designers Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, and brand leader Silvio Ursini for cutlery and bedside lights you have Italian sleekness, incorporating just a modicum of Chinese elements. You have the best, if repetitive, Italian food, great wellness options, and more than enough mental stimulation through well-chosen books and memorable art.
Bvlgari Hotel Beijing
In Beijing and Shanghai, the hotels anchor new communities. Beijing's Genesis Urban Living, on the bank of the Liangma River, is in a gorgeous park that is landscaped to illustrate the five flow states of wu wei (play, pause, reflect, exchange, concentrate). The 119-room hotel is flanked by Genesis headquarters, and by a Tadao Ando building, opening in 2019, as the ultimate gallery of modern Chinese art.