China has followed Japan‘s lead in the capsule hotel market, amid an explosion of leisure travel in the world’s most populous country. The first capsule hotel in Shanghai opened at the weekend, less than a month before the Spring Festival holiday, when hundreds of millions of people crisscross the country to celebrate Lunar New Year … Continued
The cream of China’s hotel industry has been selected by a Chinese publication, with the top gongs going to properties in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Hangzhou. The China Best Design Hotel Awards were awarded last month in Shanghai, with three exclusive properties coming top of the list — The Mira Hong Kong, the Waldorf Astoria … Continued
InterContinental has confirmed that it is to launch boutique Hotel Indigo brand in Asia-Pacific, opening the first property in Shanghai by the end of the year. The new Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund will sit alongside luxury properties such as Fairmont’s Peace Hotel and the Peninsula Shanghai, although it’s set to offer travelers an … Continued
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) in Shanghai will hold an exhibition during winter 2011 on Chanel, the iconic haute couture label. Titled Culture Chanel, it will trace the many inspirations behind the designs of the French house. It’s the latest move by a luxury label to expand its presence in the cosmopolitan Chinese city. … Continued
Hermes has opened its first boutique for its new brand Shang Xia — a bold strategy that highlights China’s growing importance to luxury goods companies. “We are very moved — this is like the birth of a child,” Hermes chief executive Patrick Thomas said ahead of the inauguration of the shop in Shanghai. The store, … Continued
Luxury department store, Harrods is currently negotiating the possibility of launching its first branch outside the UK in Shanghai’s Bund area. However, if the talks resulted in a partnership with Shanghai’s municipal government, it would take around two-and-a-half years to finalize the project. “China is the most probable [option for a foreign branch], but we … Continued
The Ritz-Carlton Pudong opened June 21 as the latest luxury hotel to hit Shanghai, occupying the top 18 floors of the city’s giant International Finance Center South Tower. The hotel offers 285 rooms designed by Richard Farnell, ranging from 50 meters squared to 400 meters squared for the Ritz-Carlton suite. The rooms offer a modern … Continued
Following Chanel’s much-talked-about resort showcase in Saint Tropez, Dior presented its cruise collection for 2011 in Shanghai. The Chinese metropolis further manifested its status as fashion hotspot by hosting another event of this scale, after Chanel chose Shanghai to show its Maison d’Arts collection last year. But while the latter drew on Chinese tailoring, Dior … Continued
Marion Cotillard is back for the latest installment of the Lady Dior campaign titled Lady Blue. For this fourth chapter, Cotillard has been taken to Shanghai. The short film follows a teaser clip that was released a few weeks ago, where Marion Cotillard, dressed in black, recites a poem penned by David Lynch, and dances … Continued
Chinese news portal People’s Daily Online has compiled a list ranking China’s 10 Most Luxurious Cities. The criteria? Living standards of the city’s elite, “internationalness”, designer shopping, and infrastructure. Not surprisingly, Shanghai, long known as the “Paris of the East”, has come out on top.
To mark the reopening of Dior’s boutique at Plaza 66 in Shanghai, Dior is launching a limited-edition selection of iconic pieces in Dior blue, which will be sold exclusively at the Shanghai store. The reopening of the Plaza 66 boutique also coincides with the World Expo and the Dior Cruise 2011 fashion show, which will … Continued
After London’s most famous department store Harrods changed hands this weekend, new owner, Qatar Holding is considering a Chinese branch. The company behind the investments of the Qatari royal family bought the store on May 8 for Â£1.5 billion after months of negotiating between Qatar Holding’s CEO, Ahmad al-Sayed, and former Harrods owner, Mohammed al-Fayed. … Continued
2010 has seen a flurry of new hotels opening in Shanghai ahead of the start of the World Expo, which runs for six months from May 1. Marriott, Peninsula, InterContinental and Fairmont are amongst the brands joining Shanghai’s luxury market. InterContinental has opened the new Shanghai Expo hotel as the city completes its final preparations … Continued
The French carmaker has just unveiled today the Citroen Metropolis concept which will be premiered at the Shanghai World Fair from 1st of May 2010. Created by CitroÃ«n‘s international design team – based in Shanghai since 2008 – CitroÃ«n Metropolis will be on show in the French Pavilion at the Shanghai World Fair from 1st … Continued
The Hurun Research Institute published the 2010 Hurun Wealth Report today for the second consecutive year. The report analyses the number and distribution of China’s wealthy across the nation’s major cities and provinces. The report shows that there are 875,000 people with more than RMB 10million (EUR 1.1M / USD 1.47M) in China today, an … Continued
To celebrate the Universal Exhibition in Shanghai, Chanel is launching the Chanel Shanghai accessories collection inspired by the delights of China. This limited-edition collection, which includes bracelets, necklaces, handbags and earrings, will debut at Chanelâ€™s five mainland boutiques this May.
The short film “First Film” is Prada‘s latest collaboratin with avant-garde filmmaker Yang Fudong. Featuring young men dressed in Prada menswear, the black & white film portays a timeless, dreamlike realm where anything is possible. The film was shot in Shanghai, according to Prada the film was inspired by the Chinese adage that â€œthe whole … Continued
After last year’s Moscow extravaganza, Chanel’s designer Karl Lagerfeld relocated to Shanghai last week to present his yearly Maison d’Arts collection.
Dior has confirmed that filmmaker David Lynch will follow in Oliver Dahan’s footsteps, directing the label’s next Lady Dior ad. The second ‘episode’ of the campaign, which started with Dahan’s secret agent-inspired chapter earlier this year, was shot in Shanghai this week. Lynch, the maker of US TV series Twin Peaks and movies such as … Continued
A new report has revealed that Beijing has the maximum number of rich people in China. The latest Hurun Report on China’s wealthiest people said that there are 143,000 (yuan-)multimillionaires and 8,800 billionaires in Beijing. In Shanghai, there are 116,000 multimillionaires and 7,000 billionaires, reports the China Daily.