Would you like to live in a 7-star hotel without traveling all the way to Dubai? Well, you’re in luck because this Saturday the brand-new Wanda Reign on the Bund is opening in Shanghai.
The designer of the ominously-named Wanda Reign is the well-known British architect Norman Robert Foster, responsible for many of the UK’s landmark office buildings.
Meanwhile, the owner is none other than Wang Sicong, aka China’s richest son. We guess when you blow 200,000 yuan in one night at a club and then 2.5 million at a KTV, forking over 3.4 billion yuan for an ultra-luxurious hotel is no big deal.
So, just what does a “7-star hotel” look like? Well, let’s check out the fancy rooms:
And the dining rooms in different styles:
If you do like to eat out, the hotel will feature Marc, a French fine-dining restaurant by two-star Michelin chef Marc Meneau, as well as another food joint run by top Japanese chef Kaiseki Yoshiyuki.
To work off all those calories, there is a full set of fitness rooms:
And meeting halls to serve all your needs:
There’s even a lavish private club that’s accessible to VIPs only:
Located right on the Bund, the Wanda Reign has picturesque views of the Bund, Huangpu River and the Pudong skyline. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to catch a glimpse of something else.
While the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai has often been described as the world’s only “7-star hotel,” that hasn’t stopped China from building some of its own. In 2009, construction began on what is now the Beauty Crown 7-Star Hotel in Sanya. In fact, this isn’t even the first “7-star” Wanda Reign in China. The company completed its first out in Wuhan in 2014.
But this one is owned by China’s premier tuhao, so you know it’s got to be the most opulent there is.
By Sophie Wang
[Images via Wanda Hotel, Toutiao]