Wharf Hotels is proud to announce the opening of Niccolo Chongqing on 8 September 2017 in the mountain city of Southwest China, the latest in the Niccolo collection of contemporary urban chic luxury hotels, is a member of Global Hotel Alliance’s Ultratravel Collection.
The city’s international sky hotel is located in the heart of Jiangbeizui, Chongqing’s dynamic new Central Business District at the most fashionable address.
A highly anticipated property since its award-winning sister hotel opened in Chengdu in 2015, Niccolo Chongqing, ideally placed on levels 54 through 62, will offer captains of industry and leaders in style 252 luxurious guestrooms and suites with sweeping views of Chongqing and beyond that naturally shift as dawn transitions to dusk. Guests will enjoy unrivalled vistas of Chongqing’s spectacular landscape and merging mountains, skyline and the dramatic confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers.
Forming a part of Chongqing IFS, the city’s new development incorporating the hotel, high-end office space, residences and luxury retail, Niccolo Chongqing is 30 minutes’ drive from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport with easy access to the metro station linking the rest of the city.
Spacious guestrooms and suites exude sophistication and elegance designed to effortlessly luxuriate the senses. Overlooking the city’s spectacular skyline and rivers, rooms are composed of natural textiles and leathers in subtle earth tones, carpeted floors and beautifully upholstered armchairs in a stylish, comfortable feel.
The hotel is pleased to announce its Special Opening Offer from CNY 818 per room per night, including one night’s stay in an elegant N1 Deluxe Room overlooking the city, buffet breakfast for one at Niccolo Kitchen and CNY 100 cash credit to be enjoyed across the hotel’s new sky-high dining concepts. Also included are a welcome fruit amenity and complimentary soft drinks from the mini bar. Guests booking N3 Grand Deluxe Rooms and Suites may enjoy the additional benefit of 5% off at selected retail stores at Chongqing IFS mall. Reservations may be made at +86 23 6508 8888, via firstname.lastname@example.org or at niccolochongqing.com.
To complement Niccolo Chongqing’s guestrooms and suites will be a variety of stylish, modern facilities. Crowning the hotel and sky tower on level 62, Niccolo Chongqing will debut two contemporary destination-dining venues, Niccolo Kitchen and The Tea Lounge, featuring sky-high vistas combining delightful new menus, Niccolo’s signature service and the hotel’s culinary expertise.
Bar 62, offering live music on selected evenings and aptly named for its location, promises guests a panoramic bar and lounge experience with breath-taking views from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city’s skyline and twinkling lights, headed by award-winning mixologists.
In addition, the hotel will include a complete wellness concept encompassing the Sky Gym, The Spa at Niccolo with five treatment rooms, and the Sky Pool, a 20-metre pool surrounded by windows looking over Chongqing, while guests rejuvenate and re-energise their mind, body and soul.
Set to become the city’s epicentre for weddings, conferences, events and celebrations, the hotel will offer outstanding occasion spaces including a show-stopping, glass-enclosed venue, The Conservatory, with 11-metre high ceilings and a glass staircase allowing for hosts, bridal parties and guests to make a dramatic arrival. Located on the top floors of the hotel on level 61, The Conservatory will offer unique banqueting experiences embellished with the signature service of Niccolo Hotels.
The spacious Niccolo Ballroom, accommodating up to 700 guests for cocktails and receptions and directly accessible by car, will be complemented by an outdoor event space, The Courtyard on level 4, and ten flexible, expertly-designed function rooms.
"Chongqing is one of the most attractive cities in western China with stunning mountain vistas as well as a profound cultural heritage. The opening of Niccolo Chongqing will bring a new lifestyle experience within the IFS precinct, encompassing fashion, leisure, entertainment and hospitality for leaders in business and style. Another important milestone for Wharf Hotels, it is the second hotel to open in the group’s luxury portfolio, reinforcing the success of the brand. The exceptional team under Mr Giorgio Olivotti’s leadership, in a truly luxurious sky hotel setting, will set a new standard in Chongqing - already attracting bookings that will ensure it is the city’s epicentre for events”, said Dr Jennifer Cronin, President, Wharf Hotels. “Niccolo prides itself in delivering on its mantra; New Encounters. Timeless Pleasures. From the new breed of knowledgeable concierge called Niccolo City Insiders to the signature Niccolo Tea Ritual and Niccolo Lecture Series, guests will experience the very best that Chongqing has to offer – both within the hotel and beyond”.
"I am excited to welcome our first guests who no doubt will be captains of industry and influencers in style, to whom I can personally introduce the Niccolo experience,” said Mr Giorgio Olivotti, General Manager, Niccolo Chongqing. “We have an outstanding team and are collaborating to adorn the hotel with final touches in the lead up to our opening. From our stunning, sky-high guestrooms and destination restaurants to our warm, intuitive hospitality, guests will rediscover luxury through Niccolo Chongqing”.
The first Niccolo Hotel opened in Chengdu in 2015 and fast became the group's success story. Following Chongqing's opening, the brand's new flagship hotel, The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, is scheduled to debut towards the end of 2017, followed by openings in Changsha and Suzhou in 2018 and 2019 respectively, bringing the brand's portfolio from 1 to 5 hotels within the next 24 months.
As an Ultratravel Collection hotel, membership is reserved for the very best hotels and resorts in the world – genuinely luxurious and iconic properties that deliver the finest service and personalised guest experiences. Niccolo Chongqing’s sister hotel, Niccolo Chengdu, was the first hotel in China to be labelled an Ultratravel Collection hotel, and has paved the way for 4 more Niccolo hotels to open in the portfolio. Niccolo Chongqing and The Murray have also been confirmed to be members of this prestigious iconic collection.