The Radisson Blu Plaza Chongqing offers an enviable location by the Yangtze River and on one of the city's most lively streets: Nan Bin Road. Just outside the hotel's front doors, guests discover interesting shops and exciting nightlife, and for those who need to access other parts of the city, the nearby Metro Line 3 makes it a breeze to travel through Chongqing and avoid traffic.
On site, patrons discover 308 modern rooms and suites with breathtaking, panoramic views of the river and cityscape. These stunning panoramas are also available from our dining options, which provide a culinary journey for guests, serving everything from sushi and Chinese specialties to Western favorites. To see even more of the city, travelers can drop by the fitness center, featuring a dedicated yoga room with floor-to-ceiling windows and an indoor swimming pool with a constant, comfortable temperature.
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Surround yourself with style and serenity at NUO Hotel Beijing, one of the newest and most luxurious hotels in China's capital.
Inspired by the cultural and artistic achievements of the Ming Dynasty, NUO mixes business with pleasure and art with technology and sustainability. NUO, the Chinese word for promise, is proud to pioneer the future of Chinese luxury hospitality.
Threading a common design inspiration throughout NUO Hotel Beijing are symbolic heritage footprints of a veritable who's who of the Ming Dynasty's most renowned scholars and philosophers, artists, poets and calligraphers, innovators and explorers - from intellectual Zhang Dai in the hotel lobby, writer Wen Zhenheng and poet Wen Zhengming in the guestrooms, calligrapher and painter Xu Wei in Jia, the hotel's Chinese restaurant, prince-turned-philosopher Zhu Quan in Yuan Tea House and legendary naval explorer Zheng He in N'Joy, the hotel's international all-day dining destination.
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Cai Guo-Qiang was born in 1957 in Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China. He was trained in stage design at the Shanghai Theater Academy, and his work has since crossed multiple mediums within art, including drawing, installation, video and performance art. While living in Japan from 1986 to 1995, he explored the properties of gunpowder in his drawings, an inquiry that eventually led to his experimentation with explosives on a massive scale and to the development of his signature explosion events. Drawing upon Eastern philosophy and contemporary social issues as a conceptual basis, these projects and events aim to establish an exchange between viewers and the larger universe around them, utilizing a site-specific approach to culture and history.
Cai was awarded the Japan Cultural Design Prize in 1995 and the Golden Lion at the 48th Venice Biennale in 1999. In the following years, he has received the 7th Hiroshima Art Prize (2007), the 20th Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize (2009), and AICA’s first place for Best Project in a Public Space for Cai Guo-Qiang: Fallen Blossoms (2010). He also held the distinguished position as Director of Visual and Special Effects for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. In 2012, Cai was honored as one of five Laureates for the prestigious Praemium Imperiale, an award that recognizes lifetime achievement in the arts in categories not covered by the Nobel Prize. Additionally, he was also among the five artists who received the first U.S. Department of State - Medal of Arts award for his outstanding commitment to international cultural exchange. He has recently been awarded the Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Award in 2015, and the Bonnefanten Award for Contemporary Art (BACA) 2016.
Among his many solo exhibitions and projects include Cai Guo-Qiang on the Roof: Transparent Monument, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2006 and his retrospective I Want to Believe, which opened at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York in February 2008 before traveling to the National Art Museum of China in Beijing in August 2008 and then to the Guggenheim Bilbao in March 2009. In 2011, Cai appeared in the solo exhibition Saraab at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar, his first ever in a Middle Eastern country. In 2012, the artist appeared in three solo exhibitions: Sky Ladder (The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles), Spring (Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China), and A Clan of Boats (Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark).
His first-ever solo exhibition in Brazil, Cai Guo-Qiang: Da Vincis do Povo, went on a three-city tour around the country in 2013. Traveling from Brasilia to São Paulo before reaching its final destination in Rio de Janeiro, it was the most visited exhibition by a living artist worldwide that year with over one million visitors. In October 2013, Cai created One Night Stand (Aventure d’un Soir), an explosion event for Nuit Blanche, a citywide art and culture festival organized by the city of Paris. In November 2013, his solo exhibition Falling Back to Earth opened at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in Australia. In 2014, he created solo exhibitions The Ninth Wave at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai and Impromptu at Fundación Proa, in Buenos Aires. On January 24, 2015, he realized Life is a Milonga: Tango Fireworks for Argentina in the neighborhood of La Boca, and his solo exhibition There and Back Again opened on July 11, 2015 at the Yokohama Museum of Art in Japan.
On June 15, 2015, Cai realized his most recent explosion event Sky Ladder off of Huiyu Island, Quanzhou. In 2016, his most recent solo exhibition My Stories of Painting opened on September 29 at the Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, in the Netherlands.
Cai was the curator of the first China Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005. Since 2000, he has also converted unexpected spaces into small-scale exhibition venues for rural communities and small towns in different parts of the world. This Everything is Museum series includes: DMoCA (Dragon Museum of Contemporary Art , 2000) in Tsunan Mountain Park, Niigata Prefecture, Japan; UMoCA (Under Museum of Contemporary Art, 2001) in Colle di Val d’Elsa, Tuscany, Italy; BMoCA (Bunker Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004) on Kinmen Island, Taiwan; and SMoCA (Snake Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013) in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
He currently lives and works in New York.
Agnes Gund Collection, New York, USA
Annie Wong Art Foundation, Vancouver BC, Canada
Astrup Fernley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
City of New York, USA*
City of Iwaki, Japan*
City of Mito, Japan*
Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA
Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Japan
Dentsu, Caretta Shiodome, Tokyo, Japan*
Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Deutsche Bank Collection, Germany
Echigo-Tsumari Region, Niigata Prefecture, Japan*
Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA, USA
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France
Fonds National d'art Contemporain and Musee art contemporain Lyon, France
Fukuoka Asia Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Glory Fine Arts Museum, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Graphische Sammlung Albertina Wien, Vienna, Austria
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Hearst Corporation, New York, USA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA
Ho-Am Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Issey Miyake Inc., Japan
Iwaki City Art Museum, Japan
The Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands
The Long Museum, Shanghai, China
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
M+ Museum of Visual Culture, Kowloon, Hong Kong
MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, List Visual Art Center, Cambridge, MA, USA*
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Modern Museum Stockholm, Sweden
Mori Art Center, Tokyo, Japan*
Museo Navale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan
Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Naoshima, Japan*
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation, Aachen, Germany
Power Long Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Power Station of Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Qatar Museum Authority, Doha, Qatar
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, USA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan
Shiseido Co., LTD., Tokyo, Japan
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, Germany*
S.M.A.K.: Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium
Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan
Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Takamatsu, Japan
Tate Collection, London, UK
Toki Messe Art Monument Project, Niigata Prefecture, Japan*
Zhejiang Art Museum, Zhejiang, China
* Public Art
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URBN is an award winning design-meets-sustainable boutique hotel in Shanghai, set to draw the discerning jetsetter. Occupying a converted factory warehouse, URBN uses recycled and locally sourced materials and is proudly China’s first carbon neutral hotel.
URBN’s downtown location in Jing’an is a convenient walk or ride away from the charming former French Concession area and a myriad of Shanghai’s finest shopping and dining options. Yet being tucked away on a quiet street guarantees a tranquil stay, and positions the hotel as an urban sanctuary in China’s most exciting and dynamic metropolis.
URBN’s rooms are a blend of contemporary, minimalist and eco-chic design. With only 26 rooms, the hotel’s intimate setting feels like a home away from home, but one with luxury, modern day comforts. Throughout the hotel, a neutral color palette is selected to enhance the natural beauty of the recycled wood materials. A stay at URBN is bound to guarantee you privacy and a relaxed atmosphere.
Despite our boutique nature, we have no shortage of the necessary 21st century amenities – fabulous dining and drinking options, a 24 hours gym, event venues to suit your every need and in-room beauty and spa treatments. But above all, what we have, is the soul and sophistication that is emblematic of Shanghai.
An icon of style in the sky, Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou claims the top third of the 103-storey Guangzhou IFC – one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers.
Next to the Zaha Hadid-designed Guangzhou Opera House, the tower rises high above Pearl River New City, axis of China’s economic engine.
Set between floors 74 and 98 of the Guangzhou IFC tower, Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou’s 344 luxurious guest rooms and suites are among the most modern and spacious in the city, with unrivalled views of the Pearl River.