Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts is here to stay, and its outstanding success deserves praise. Following a wide-spread trend among luxury brands, the Italian label Bulgaria has decided to expand their reach by joining Marriott’s Luxury Group, which also runs the fabled Ritz-Carlton empire. The goal was to offer a unique selection of city hotels in the worlds most cosmopolitan metropolis. These are ideal destinations for Bvlgari clients, which are sophisticated travelers looking for ease of travel and exclusivity.
VIP clients, tired of the massive, impersonal hotel complexes, can now stay at Bvlgari resorts around the world, which are characterized by a charming overall ambiance, Italian design, luxury, and exceptional service.
Join us for this exclusive tour of some of Bvlgari’s most coveted hotel properties.
As it could not be otherwise, Italy is the first stop in our exceptional journey through these exclusive lodgings. Milan, a paradigm of fashion and meeting place for thousands of entrepreneurs, hides an oasis of silence, greenery, and peace, located in a tiny private street between Via Montenapoleone and the emblematic Accademia di Brera. Who could have guessed that one of the main private gardens of the city, an extension of the Botanical Garden, would stand in the heart of a seemingly austere and commercial district? Bvlgari Hotel Milan is set inside an 18th-century Italian palace, renovated to capture the historical importance of the capital of Lombardy. Its 47 rooms and 11 suites offer romantic views of the cozy courtyard, and a reservation at the hotel’s Il Ristorante is the perfect opportunity to sample the delights of its magnificent Italian cuisine. The San Remo prawns with sweet yellow peppers and mozzarella di Bufala are the specialty, highly recommended by chef Andrea Ferrero. For business travelers, Bvlgari Milan offers a fully equipped meeting room and can organize business lunches, overlooking the private garden, at Il Giardino, designed by architect Sophie Agata Ambroise.
Its sister property, the Bvlgari London Hotel, opened in the capital of the United Kingdom. Located in the posh neighborhood of Knightsbridge, this new haven of peace meets the expectations of the passionate London traveler who enjoys peaceful reading afternoons in Hyde Park and shopping sprees at Harrods. In addition to the elegance and the harmony that emerge from each of the rooms—bright spaces with marble and granite floors—guests have easy access to the main sites of the city. This is the first hotel built in London in the last 40 years. The architecture studio Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel Associates has created beautiful interiors, with a characteristic decoration in silver tones that delineate the lounge and reception areas. The Bvlgari spa, one of its most luxurious amenities, is among the most complete in the city. It features a 25-meter long swimming pool, Whirlpool, and Jacuzzi, thermal springs with ice fountains and refreshing showers, a relaxing chamber, 11 rooms for exclusive body and face treatments, a complete gym and a nail salon.
From Europe, we travel to Asia, in particular, to Bali (Indonesia), where the teachings of the Buddha seem to intersperse with the atmosphere of a place that, from an elevation of 150 meters, allows the best views of the Indian Ocean. A unique experience in exoticism and spirituality, the resort seamlessly lures its guests to indulge in the pleasures of the Orient, the bucolic nature of this area, its tropical climate, and a mixture of Italian glamour with Balinese traditions. Its 59 individual villas are a fine example: the handset volcanic stone walls and the doors and windows made with bangkiray wood (a variety of mahogany imported from the island of Java) are credited to the collaboration between the studio of Antonio Citterio & Associates and an excellent team of local artists and designers. Il Bar reveals the Italian influence of its owners by serving aperitivi on the terrace, where all the senses are intensified by the stunning views from the cliff, the unforgettable Balinese sunsets, the touch of black resin in the bar´s counter, and the sound of birds chirping while you savor a Bvlgari cocktail. It would be unforgivable to leave this resort without a serene massage at the spa, which also offers excellent treatments, using the healing power of hot volcanic stones on the chakras, and Ayurveda rituals by the shores of the Indian Ocean. The Italian brand has received great success and popularity in from their hospitality endeavors to the point of becoming a leading competitor in the luxury boutique hotel niche and continues to explore other “urban oases”.
The Bvlgari Hotel in Beijing is another marvel. It is located next to the famous Genesis Art Foundation in an area reserved for embassies and expat hangouts. The hotel boasts a spectacular 2-story spa with Murano chandeliers, Il Bar, which has become a chic meeting place for high society types from China and abroad, and a lovely terrace with views of the river and surrounding gardens.
Bvlgari Hotel Duba is unique in its class among all the Bvlgari hotel properties in terms of size and ambiance. Built on Jumeirah Bay (on a man-made island that looks like a seahorse), the resort has a Mediterranean style with 101 rooms and 20 villas, 6 buildings with 173 ocean-view luxury residences, 15 private mansions, and the first Marina and Yacht Club by Bvlgari. Once again, Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners were in charge of the designs.
Bvlgari Shanghai opens in 2018 and Bvlgari Paris and Moscow in 2020. Bvlgari has envisioned not only a hotel brand but a lifestyle with new meeting points for those who want to celebrate the amazing services and amenities proposed by the legendary Italian luxury brand. ■