There is still time. If you can catch a flight into Shanghai today, you can be on time to witness the opening of the city’s first seven-star hotel, the Wanda Reign on the Bund, tomorrow. Wang Sicong, the son of China’s richest man Wang Jianlin, spent $516.7 million to build this hotel, which is furnished with the finest (read extravagant), the most opulent (read loud), and stylish (read in-your-face) interiors and amenities. Well-known British architect Norman Robert designs the building, and like any hotel of today “offers spectacular views”; of the Huangpu River and the Pudong skyline in this case.
It has 193 luxurious rooms including 14 suites. There will be five F&B outlets, one of which is ‘Marc’ under Michelin star French Marc Meneau, another called ‘He’ which offers contemporary Japanese cuisine by Japanese chef Kaiseki Yoshiyuki, and to keep thing local – River Drunk which will offer Huaiyang cuisine infused with traditional Jiangnan-flavored dishes.
Other facilities include a grand ballroom, three meeting rooms and the “most-anticipated” Club Reign private luxury club for VIP members.
The Chinese are here, folks, whether you like it or not. They are here, and they will make sure that people know they are here. Let us only pray and hope they don’t turn the world in China Town, it could get a little stuffy in here then.
[ Via : Nextshark ]