Bulgari Hotels and Resorts is to open its first Chinese property on September 27, located in Beijing’s Embassy District.

It will be the fourth Bulgari-branded hotel, and the first since Bulgari Hotel London opened in 2012. The brand launched in Milan in 2004, with a second property opening in Bali in 2006.

Designed by Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, the Bulgari Hotel Beijing will offer 119 rooms, featuring luxury furniture brands including Maxalto and B&B Italia.

Facilities include the 1,500sqm Bulgari Spa with 11 treatment rooms, a fitness centre and 25-metre swimming pool, fine-dining Il Ristorante – a collaboration with Michelin-starred Italian chef Niko Romito, and Il Bar featuring the brand’s signature steel and bronze Oval Bar, which opens up onto an outdoor terrace with views of the gardens and the Liangma river.

The hotel is located next to the city’s Sanlitun district, around 30 minutes’ drive from Beijing Capital International airport.

The opening of the Bulgari Hotel Beijing will signal a period of increased activity for the brand, following the five years since the opening of the group’s London property (for our Tried and Tested review of this hotel, published in 2013, click here).

A Dubai property is set to open in December, with Shanghai following in 2018, and Moscow in 2019.