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PuXuan Hotel, Sister to the PuLi, Offers Art Crowd Haven in Beijing

BEIJING — For the past decade, if you were to ask most urbane Chinese their preferred place to stay while visiting Shanghai, the answer you’d likely get back is the PuLi Hotel.
Especially back in 2009 when the property debuted, luxury in China typically manifested itself in over-the-top opulence. The PuLi made its mark with modern design and discreet service, all carried out with a distinctively Chinese feel.
But it wasn’t until this past month that the Chinese capital had anything on offer from Urban Resort Concepts, the PuLi’s parent company, a hotel player that is in turn owned by one of China’s leading auction houses, China Guardian Culture Group.
The new Beijing hotel, called the PuXuan, makes that owner connection clearer with its location inside the Ole Scheeren-designed Guardian Art Center, the headquarters for Guardian Culture Group, serving also as an auction site and gallery.
“It’s been a very long process, the whole master plan to actual opening has been about eight years,” said the PuXuan Hotel’s general manager Mark Wouters. “They opened the art center and auction house last year so it was logical to follow through. We are kind of the last component of the multidevelopment project.”
Although a smaller property — 116

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