It will have a strong glamorous feel, with a rooftop bar and restaurant; it is designed to attract a lot of energy.
That is how Shanghai is, in a way. At the same time, it has a very old building at the bottom, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, so we will have a fantastic Chinese restaurant there. You will feel this contrast between traditional and contemporary.
“It is part of a larger community that has two office buildings and a contemporary art museum; all are of the highest quality. The hotel will be at the bottom of the building, with a close relationship with nature. It has an amazing private park on the riverside, where we planted some extraordinary old pine trees from the mountains of China. In a city like Beijing where nature is scarce, you will have this unique oasis of nature.
“It is the largest of our projects. First of all, it is on a man-made island in a beautiful location in Jumeirah, with low-rise residential far from skyscrapers. Quiet but at the same time convenient.
The hotel has 100 rooms and 20 villas.
We have a yacht club and marina with 50 boats; six residential buildings with 170 apartments; 15 mansions. We designed the property to replicate the feeling of an Italian marina like Capri or Portofino, with boats, restaurants, bars and pedestrian malls.”