The flamboyant boutique hotel, IVY Shanghai, is
closing for five months from 29th September for a facelift and
relaunch. Just a year after first opening in a former 1950’s
cinema, the hotel is undergoing a revamp with an aim of becoming
Shanghai’s leading party destination as well as being its premier
A new basement
nightspot will feature a stunning indoor / outdoor lobby bar and lounge, loaded
with contemporary creature comforts and all-day live DJ sets.
An authentic, open plan Italian
restaurant with al-fresco seating is being created by Italian chef
- Michele Rodelli, and the hotel's signature Japanese teppanyaki
restaurant Kuramastu will also be re-styled and enhanced.
Bringing a youthful architectural sophistication to the
new-look exteriors and public areas of the former cinema is Johhny
and Paul Kember of award winning Hong Kong-based international
design house K plus K.
Scheduled to relaunch in the 1st
quarter of 2010, the 46-room boutique property foresees
an increase in international and national travelers next
year due to the 2010 Shanghai Expo.
in a surprisingly quiet Jing An district residential street that
is right next door to the high-traffic New Factories nightlife
zone, the hotel occupies the former 1950’s Jiangning Cinema. It is
renowned for theatrical rooms and interiors by edgy, young
American-French designer Dillon Garris.
Shanghai is the first mainland hotel by CHI International,
operators of unique resorts and serviced apartments.
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