Bulgari Hotel Shanghai

A glamorous urban gem on the Bund

The Roman jewelry brand’s 48-story Bulgari Hotel Shanghai is a gem, set inside the immaculately restored Shanghai Chamber of Commerce building — complete with a red-brick facade, verandas and imposing columns. Surrounded by lush natural landscaping, the neoclassical-style building sits next to the glittering hotel tower, which affords views of the historic Bund and the neon-lit Pudong skyline in the distance.

Combining the best of Shanghai’s history and modernity, the property serves as a beautifully curated homage to the brand and its Italian legacy, with design details, furnishings and colors that exude glamour. The hotel also has a strong sense of identity, from the Bulgari imagery found throughout the spaces to bronze accents, matte black granite and Navona travertine — all inspired by the boot country’s architectural aesthetic.

Dressed in a palette of dark woods and neutral monochromes, the 82 rooms and 19 suites are plush and comfortable, with spacious living areas and elegant bathrooms. Elsewhere in the hotel, a lush outdoor rooftop promises one of the most stunning views in Shanghai, while a subterranean spa and fitness center will ensure you can relax after a night out at one of the property’s haute restaurants and bars.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Part of the Suhe Creek riverside redevelopment project, Bulgari Hotel Shanghai boasts an excellent location alongside the Suzhou River (a few blocks from the Bund), surrounded by art spaces, parks and designer boutiques.
  • The luxury hotel grounds are unlike anything else in the city, thanks in part to the ingenious combination of old and new.Dating to 1916, the Chamber of Commerce building is home to a majestic 5,382-square-foot ballroom, Bai Li Xuan restaurant and an atmospheric whiskey bar, while the tower serves as the home base for guest rooms, more restaurants and spa facilities.
  • Luxurious touches, such as a complimentary mini-bar, thoughtful turndown gifts (look forward to mini Bulgari perfumes) and marble bathrooms with heated floors, spoil you for an indulgent stay.
  • The interiors show off Bulgari’s haute couture heritage. Every detail oozes elegance, from the dramatic swathes of black granite in the lobby to four-poster beds in the rooms, billowing cabanas on the rooftop and gold and copper details woven throughout.
  • Even the hallways have character, with Bulgari’s archival photographs, hand-drawn jewelry sketches and retro advertisements lining the walls.
  • Don't miss the Il Cioccolato, an artisanal chocolate boutique just off the lobby, where you will swoon over stunning chocolate “gems” that taste as good as they look. Real gems can be found next door, in the Bulgari Boutique, which stocks the brand’s collections alongside some of its most iconic jewelry pieces. And if you’re a jewelry connoisseur, ask about a private viewing in your room.

Things to Know

  • The area around Suzhou Creek is artsy and charming, with a quiet atmosphere that you will appreciate in otherwise buzzing Shanghai. The Bund is only a short car ride away, as is the French Concession and several of the city's top attractions.
  • Not all rooms come with the Bund and Pudong as a backdrop, so you’ll have to book accordingly for a river-view room. It’s worth it, as the Shanghai hotel is one of the best locations in town to observe the city from above.
  • Any visit should include a stop at La Terrazza, a wonderful rooftop space with lush greenery and cozy cabanas. Pop by at sunset to watch the city come alive after dark.
  • On the 47th floor,Il Ristorante – Niko Romito offers some of the best haute Italian cuisine in town. Celebrating the rich heritage of Italy, acclaimed chef Romito explores the canon of contemporary Italian cooking using noble ingredients and expert technique.
  • Should you need transportation, ask about one of the hotel’s Maserati limousines to explore the city in style.

The Rooms

  • The bedroom design feels elegant and artistic — expect a palette of cream, amber and velvety merlot offset by teak wood, dark lacquer furniture and cabinetry. The rooms balance Italian and Chinese inspiration, with Chinese-style silk wall art and bronze hardware, accompanied by luxurious Italian linens and Bulgari cashmere rugs underfoot. Generous living areas flow into the bedrooms, offering plenty of space to lounge, dine or work.
  • The immense marble bathrooms include dual vanities, a makeup mirror, exclusive Bulgari toiletries and one of our favorite details: a Toto smart toilet.
  • For techy travelers, a smart panel inside the bedside table drawer allows you to control the whole room, while a large flat screen and several charging points to ensure you stay connected. The concierge is also available via WeChat (China’s most popular messaging app) should you need help on the go.
  • Service is exceptional, with unpacking services, breakfast served anytime, and Berluti shoe shine services, yoga mats, and MOMODESIGN carbon-fiber bikes are all at your disposal. Look forward to turndown service, as staff members leave gifts like Bulgari luggage tags, mini perfumes and soothing Chinese herbal teas for a restful night’s sleep.
  • Should you need an excuse to upgrade, ask about the hotel’s most opulent accommodation: the namesake Bulgari Suite. This 4,306-square-foot abode features dramatic double-height ceilings, black oak floors, Italian designer furnishings, crystal chandeliers, a Jacuzzi and its own elevator.

The Facilities

  • A cave-like retreat made of marble from Verona, the underground Bulgari Spa and fitness center will transport you to ancient Roman baths. Stretching across 2,1528 square feet, the state-of-the-art facilities include a 25-meter-long swimming pool, a Workshop Gymnasium (with optional personal training and testing services), barbershop, hairdresser, manicure and pedicure salon, gold-tiled vitality pools, ice fountains and relaxing rainforest showers.
  • Under the meticulous eye of architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, Bulgari spent eight years renovating the Chamber of Commerce to restore it to its original grandeur. The renowned firm also incorporated a few unexpected touches along the way, such art-deco-patterned carpets, black lacquer paneling and silk wallpaper.
  • Throughout the Chamber of Commerce and the modern hotel tower, you will see lots of Italian touches, such as Maxalto furniture, Flos lighting and Italian marble — not to mention secret gardens and contemporary artwork.
  • Head to the lush green rooftop lounge, dubbed La Terrazza, to soak up 360-degree views of the Bund while savoring fresh cocktails and light bites. With its elegant cabanas and teak deck, this is one of the best observation decks in the city.
  • Savor more amazing vistas at Il Bar on the 47th floor, while The Whisky Bar invites you to sink into handsome Maxalto leather armchairs for a dignified after-dinner drink.

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33 North Henan Road, Shanghai, 200085 China
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