China to Become Porsche’s Second Biggest Market

Porsche said China may pass Germany as its second-biggest market within three years on rising wages and demand for new Panamera sports sedan. Porsche unveiled the car at the Shanghai auto show in April, the first time it debuted a new model outside of Europe or North America. “All premier manufacturers are showing good results” … Continued

The PuLi Hotel and Spa Opens in Shanghai

In June, the 209-room PuLi Resort and Spa will offer all the trappings of an urban resort, including 24-hour butler service, bathtubs with views of the Shanghai skyline, an Anantara Spa and an exclusive lounge for guests of The PuLi Club. Prices: from $650 (opening specials will be available until the end of September)

Gucci Opens Sleek Flagship Store in Shanghai

‘ Gucci opens it 28th store in China on the 6 June 2009, to mark the occasion Frida Giannini has created a limited edition “Shanghai Dragon Bag”. A version of the sort after Boston Bag in white with two red Dragons facing each other in a symmetrical fashion and the Gucci signature in the middle, … Continued

China International Luxury Property Show – CILPS

The 2009 edition of the China International Luxury Property Show will be held on September 25-27, in Shanghai, supported by LP – Luxury Properties magazine. For the fourth consecutive year, CILPS will present to Chinese elite and wealthiest investors a selection of exclusive properties for sale from all over the world. More than 4,000 high … Continued

Shanghai luxury market likely to grow

Despite a slowing market, luxury home prices in Shanghai are likely to remain stable or grow in the second half of this year mainly due to the scarcity of land downtown, says Asia Property Report.

Pershing Won Best Luxury Performance Yacht 2009 Award

The immense popularity of the Pershing brand on the Chinese market has been reconfirmed for 2009, too. An awards ceremony was held recently in the elegant setting of the Hotel Pudong Shangri-La in Shanghai, during which Pershing, a Ferretti S.p.A. brand and famous Italian shipyard specialising in the production of luxury yachts, was presented with … Continued

Asia Boating Awards 2009 Nominations

The editorial staff of Asia-Pacific Boating magazine are now accepting nominations for the Asia Boating Awards, to be held on April 17, 2009, in conjunction with the China International Boat Show in Shanghai. Readers of LUXUO are invited to submit their favourite boats, builders, places and personalities in 21 categories on a dedicated website with … Continued

Shanghai’s First Luxury Brand Event

LuxuryMart09, an annual luxury business-to-business event will be held in Shanghai next Thursday (January 15th) and is set to welcome over 50 of the world’s top luxury brands including Bentley, Princess Yachts, Cartier, Bank of China and Relais & Chateaux. The premier event for luxury brands targeting China’s fast-growing affluent sector, is now in its … Continued

LuxuryMart 09 Set to Welcome World’s Elite Brands to Shanghai

LuxuryMart09, the premier event for luxury brands targeting China’s fast-growing affluent population, is to be held in Shanghai on January 15th 2009. Now in its third year, LuxuryMart09 is expecting to welcome around 250 senior executives from 120 top brands to attend the prestigious B2B matchmaking event at the Pudong Shangri-La. The “luxury brand summit” … Continued

China’s tallest skyscraper to begin construction

Construction projects are grinding to a halt as financing runs dry elsewhere in the world, but in China’s biggest city, they’re still going strong. Today, Shanghai is scheduled to officially begin work on what will become its tallest skyscraper — a 2,073-foot building in the city’s Lujiazui financial center that will tower over the current … Continued

Himalayas Centre in Pudong

Two visionary hotel concepts, Zendai Hotel Yin – an ultra luxury, boutique-style “city retreat” and Zendai Art Hotel – a 5-star business hotel, will open in Shanghai’s latest architectural masterpiece, the ‘Himalayas Centre’ which is due to open in Pudong in spring 2010, in time for the Shanghai World Expo. The Himalayas Centre is located … Continued

Exclusive private members club KEE Shanghai is now open

As we reported two weeks ago, the highly anticipated KEE Shanghai – the first overseas branch of the famous Hong Kong private members club that counts celebrities and royalty among its habituees – has now opened its doors to Shanghai society. Elegantly located behind the grand stone entrance and cast iron gates of 796 Huai … Continued

Super Sense Spa in Shanghai

The Super Sense Spa, designed by architecture and design studio KUU, a 3-level spa in Shanghai completed in late 2007. An additional floor in steel was added and the staircase leading up lands at several platforms which are for the spa’s complementary purposes such as consultation, beauty treatment, manicure or pedicure. I am amazed at … Continued

KEE club to open in Shanghai

One of my favourite place in Hong Kong, KEE Club, is a members only club which has been around circa 2001 and it’s still going strong. When Kee first opened, Paparazzi would be permanently stationed outside of it’s Kee’s doors as VIP celebs, starlets and hong kong socialites would always be there. Today many people … Continued

The world’s highest hotel is in Shanghai

Shanghai is now the proud host of the highest hotel in the world ! Park Hyatt Shanghai is a sophisticated modern Chinese residence occupying the 79th to 93rd floors of the Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC), otherwise known as “The Vertical Complex City”. Situated in the heart of the Lujiazui business district in Pudong, the … Continued

Louis Vuitton MP3 audio guides

Louis Vuitton is always bringing new innovative ideas to the luxury goods market : starting on June 16th for $17 you can experience “it’s most affordable travel-themed product yet”. The French luxury giant has created MP3 audio guides for three Chinese cities, with one-hour walking tours narrated by famous actresses: Gong Li for Beijing, Joan … Continued

Morgan Plaza Beijing

The Morgan Plaza is a super-luxury 7 star hotel under construction in Beijing, China. Although it was set to be finished last month’s, there has been no official confirmation of it completion yet but it definitely going to be completed in time for the Beijing Olympics. When completed it is rumoured to be possibly more … Continued