NUO Beijing – unique hotel by HBA

CovetEdition  discovers a new dawn for Chinese luxury hospitality at NUO Hotel Beijing, the flagship property of NUO Hotels. Inspired by the artistic and cultural visionaries of the Ming Dynasty, NUO Hotel Beijing draws on China’s past to create a masterpiece of modern Ming living, proudly made in China.

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HBA developed the concept of NUO, China’s first high end Hotel brand, as a customized experience for the Chinese guest within China. As such, the four founding concepts of the NUO brand are ‘Chinese,’ ‘Contemporary,’ ‘Luxury,’ and ‘Green.’ From these starting points, the design of each NUO hotel in China will be unique to itself and set within the context of its geography, thus creating an authentic experience rooted in research and designed to create an innate feeling of ‘belonging’ and cultural heritage.

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The flagship, NUO Beijing, is located in the capital’s thriving Chaoyang District near the Forbidden Palace and the famed Hutong area. This context led HBA to create an interior design palate inspired from the Ming Dynasty of the 14th to 17th Centuries- a high point in Chinese culture and art that saw a flowering in painting, ceramics, lacquerware and porcelain- but updated to fit 21st century expectations.

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See also: Get inspired by HOK design

NUO Hotel Beijing is located in the heart of Chaoyang District, close to Beijing’s 798 Art Zone and the Wangjing Business District, and only 18km from Beijing Capital Airport. The hotel’s 438 luxuriously-appointed rooms and suites evoke the elegant simplicity of a Ming Dynasty scholar’s chambers, combining comfort, style, technology, art and a commitment to green efficiency.

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A destination for art and culture, NUO Hotel Beijing is proud to name China’s greatest living artist Zeng Fanzhi as its honorary art consultant. Mr. Zeng has created a series of masterpieces exclusively for the hotel, and serves as artistic curator for the hotel’s own gallery space.

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NUO Hotel Beijing’s six restaurants, bars and a Ming Dynasty style tea pavilion showcase the very finest in Chinese and global gastronomy, led by an international team of chefs spanning over a dozen countries. World-class spa and fitness facilities are complemented by over 2,500 square metres of event space including the 1,600 square metre Yongle Grand Ballroom, one of the largest and most sophisticated of its kind in China.

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NUO’s commitment to green living, from electric car charging stations to energy saving technologies and a high performance air purification system, has helped the hotel achieve gold-level certification from the world-respected Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

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We invite and encourage you to experience a new age of luxury hospitality; one that draws on China’s past to build a bold vision for its future.

See also: Interview with Giovanni De Ponti

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