With the Bulgari Hotel Beijing opening its doors on Wednesday, a stunning urban resort blending art and nature is adding its new attractions to the skyline of Beijing. Designed by architecture firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, the hotel is modern and jewel like on the outside while it’s 119 rooms and suites are as warm but contemporary and stylish. We’re taking you inside the Forbidden City’s newest and probably chicest hotel. The building is located in the Genesis right in the heart of Beijing’s exclusive Embassy District complex alongside the Tadao Ando-designed Genesis Art Foundation.

It is the latest addition to the Bulgari Hotels & Resorts collection the first in five years following the launch of the Bulgari Hotel Milan in 2004, the Bulgari Resort Bali in 2006 and the Bulgari Hotel London in 2012. In the spirit of integral design dating back to the 1930s, the architects hand-selected or custom-designed every element for consistency, comfort and purity, allowing the hotel’s design to maintain an uncompromisingly Italian style, while simultaneously incorporating the uniqueness of its destination.

Drinking and dining options include Il Ristorante Niko Romito, Il Bar and the Lobby Lounge. This is the first collaboration between Bulgari and Michelin-starred Italian chef Niko Romito who brings signature Italian dishes to Il Ristorante. In the lobby lounge, guests can enjoy Italian-themed tea by the signature fireplace that has become an icon for all Bulgari Hotels & Resorts regulars.

A two­-storey Bulgari Spa developed by consultancy, development and management firm, Goco Hospitality. The 1,500-sq-m Bulgari Spa displays some of the most extensive wellness facilities available in Beijing, including a 25-m swimming pool, a vitality pool, relaxation lounges, eight treatment rooms and two treatment suites, a male grooming room, as well as various heat and water facilities, which include a steam room, a sauna and an ice fountain.