Niccolo Chongqing Hosts Niccolo Lectures City Wandering - Stepping in Time

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Corporate news | Hotel news | Events, 28 November 2023
Niccolo Chongqing Hosts Niccolo Lectures
City Wandering - Stepping in Time

28 November 2023 (Chongqing, China) - A Niccolo Lectures event with the theme “City Wandering - Stepping in Time” was recently held at The Conservatory of Niccolo Chongqing. The event was jointly organised by Niccolo Chongqing and Jinse Gallery. Mr. He Zhiya, an expert in urban planning and construction and a scholar of history and culture, was invited to deliver a wonderful keynote speech. We were also very fortunate to have Ms. Li Bin, Vice President of the Chongqing Women's Culture Promotion Association, as the guest host to explain the development and future of Jiangbeizui, and to take us on a glamorous journey of the city's skyline.

Mr. He Zhiya is an expert in urban planning and construction, a scholar of history and culture, a consultant for the Chongqing Urban Planning Society, and an honorary director of the Academic Committee for the Protection of Historical and Cultural Cities. In addition, he is an expert for the State Council, part of a national database of experts for the review and protection of key national relics, and a part-time professor at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning of Chongqing University. He is at the helm of 10 key urban engineering projects such as the Jiefangbei Pedestrian Street, Chaotianmen Square, Huguang Hall, Yang Shangkun's former residence, the People's Auditorium overhaul project, and the Chongqing Industrial Museum. He has travelled tens of thousands of kilometers throughout the mountains and rivers of Bayu, guarding the urban context, leaving behind memories of urban and rural areas, and publishing multiple monographs on local culture research. He has won honours and titles such as the Merit in the Construction of Chongqing for 10 years, the Influence of 60 People in Chongqing for 60 years, the Outstanding Achievement Award for Chinese Ethnic Architecture, the Nomination Award for the Contribution to Revitalizing Chongqing, and the Special Expert Allowance of the State Council.

Mr. He shared the history of Jiangbei City with our guests and the media, its evolution over time and its future development. He captured the details of Jiangbei Old City with slowly unfolding black-and-white photos, showing a view of Niccolo Chongqing, which stands at the top of Jiangbeizui and represents the city’s modern and chic lifestyle. This underscores the extensive development to the north of the two rivers, with Niccolo Chongqing as one of the city's most fashionable landmarks. Through his photography, Mr. He Zhiya recorded the changing landscape of Jiangbei City, taking guests on a journey of its past and its future through a realm of artistic charm.

Nearly 100 industry leaders, business elites from different fields and senior media personalities were invited to attend this event. Distinguished guests interacted with each other, expressing their cultural views through the lenses of their respective fields. Invited guests also praised The Conservatory and its decor, its artistic ambience, the sky-high tea breaks and signature cocktails.

Mr. Nikolaos Chatzipetros, General Manager of Niccolo Chongqing, said, "This is our fourth and final Niccolo Lectures event this year, and we are honoured to have Mr. He Zhiya as a guest speaker, who has been pivotal in the development and documentation of this city. We hope that Niccolo Lectures will build a platform for the public to communicate with artists and inspire the pursuit of beauty and art. Our hotel will continue to organise different forms of the Niccolo Lectures in the future to bring more inspiration and enlightenment about travel, culture and art."

True to Niccolo brand’s mantra of ‘New Encounters’ and spirit of discovery, Niccolo hotels present a series of fascinating and diverse dinner talks called Niccolo Lectures. These private events give the floor to adventurers, entrepreneurs, lifestyle and business innovators, celebrities and sports stars to share their unique insights and remarkable life journeys.

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About Niccolo Chongqing

The city’s highest hotel offers a superb location in the heart of Jiangbeizui, Chongqing’s dynamic new Central Business District and the city’s most fashionable address. Ideally situated on levels 52 to 62 of Tower 1 Chongqing IFS, The Hotel offers the discerning traveller 252 elegant, luxurious guestrooms and suites with spectacular, unrivalled vistas of Chongqing and beyond that naturally shift as the day transitions from day into night. The three sky-high destination restaurants and bar on level 62, Niccolo Kitchen, The Tea Lounge and Bar 62 which bring together culture, gastronomy and breath-taking views to offer a variety of unique, sky-high destination dining experiences that are sure to delight the discerning palates of today’s global travellers as well as the city’s well-heeled locals. In addition, the hotel will include fitness centre Sky Gym, The Spa with five treatment rooms, and Sky Pool, a 20-metre swimming pool with panoramic views. 
Niccolo Chongqing is set to become the city’s desirable location for conferences, events, weddings and other celebrations. The hotel will offer outstanding event venues, including ten function rooms, the spacious Niccolo Ballroom with direct car access and outdoor event space The Courtyard on level 4, a stunning show-stopping, glass enclosed Conservatory on level 61.
Niccolo Chongqing is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the worlds largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together more than 35 brands with over 570 hotels in 85 countries.

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