30 Jun 2023 by BusinessTraveller
Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai

Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai invites world travellers to rediscover oriental beauty.

Home to an impressive collection of 4,000 pieces of art, Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai, located on the east banks of Huangpu River, is a must-visit destination for art connoisseurs.

Ten years have passed since the opening of this riverside gallery, and there’s no better way to recognise its milestone achievement than infusing a new artistic energy into the hotel.

Recently, this riverfront hotel celebrated its 10th anniversary and commissioned renowned local artist Sean Wu to craft two bespoke art pieces for the hotel, an exciting addition to the hotel’s existing art collection.

Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai

The two art pieces, named Bamboo – Evergreen Spirit, are made from recycled green glass bottles, which are ground into particles and then finely combined with natural resin. They are a celebration of the beauty of nature and a call for environmental preservation.

Each of them also resembles a fan opened in a different angle. Through this collaboration, the hotel hopes to inspire people to take action towards a more sustainable future.

“Bamboo represents evergreen and oriental spirit. Understated, elegant and artistic – these are my first impressions about Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai, which translate into oriental beauty and aesthetics. I’m greatly honoured to be invited as part of the celebration of the hotel’s 10th anniversary,” says Wu.

Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai

Holding a double degree in architecture, Wu explores innovative forms of art and design, taking space as an object of perception and aesthetics. Transforming discarded materials into visually stunning art installations, Wu focuses on incorporating sustainability into his artworks. His recycled art expresses the appeal of environmentally friendly practices and sustainable lifestyles.

“The past three years have seen challenging and unprecedented times with the world coming to a standstill, but our passion for travel, lifestyle and good food has never stopped,” says Emil Leung, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai and Area Vice President Operations.

“As China now opens its arms to welcome world travellers again, I would like to invite everyone to rediscover oriental beauty at Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai.”

Business Traveller UK September 2023 edition
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