The first Bellagio hotel in China opened its doors last month, and with an interior set to bring timelessness, sophistication, and the ultimate guest experience to a luxury stay in Shanghai, the Space team were curious to find out more.

Known for its luxury hotel brand under MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas, the latest offering from Bellagio is its first to grace Asia, in fact it’s only Bellagio’s second luxury hotel in the world, but is set to wow just as much as its sister hotel in the States. Seen as one of China’s most opulent and vibrant cities, Shanghai is often referred to as ‘The Paris of the East’, so it feels right that Bellagio would want to lay roots with its ultra-luxury nametag here, but the design brief was for something a little different to its all-singing, all-dancing counterpart.

There has been extra care taken over the tiniest of details for this project to ensure the elegance of the brand is infused throughout the hotel using luxurious, bespoke materials, but not so much that it deters from the hotel’s setting, which is where WATG and Wimberly Interiors have come into their own. Working alongside Bellagio, the design teams, led by Oz Ekvirayakul, were able to produce sensitive yet dynamic spaces that balance the cultural and architectural heritage of Shanghai with a bit of Bellagio sparkle.

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