The PuLi Hotel and Spa and Hunting Aircraft

The PuLi Hotel and Spa (Chinese: 璞麗酒店; pinyin: Púlì Jiŭdiàn; literally: "beautiful un-carved gem") is a luxury hotel in the Jing'an District of Shanghai, China, situated between Nanjing West Road and Yan'an Road. The PuLi Hotel and Spa is the first hotel of Urban Resort Concepts and is the sixth member hotel of The Leading Hotels of the World in China. In March 2010, the hotel was included in Design Hotels network as a member hotel. The Chinese name of The PuLi Hotel and Spa The hotel logo was inspired by a phoenix and the flame tree (鳳凰树).

Urban Resort Concepts is a brand created by Zeitgeist Projects.The hotel restaurant is located on the second floor while other hotel facilities, including gymnasium, sauna, steam rooms, jacuzzi, swimming pool and the hotel's spa operated by Anantara Spa Group, are located on the third floor.

Contents 1 Architecture and design 2 Building materials 3 Art collection 4 Book collection 5 Awards 6 References 7 External links

Architecture and design

The interiors of hotel's public areas, guest-rooms, as well as garden and landscape around the hotel are designed by Australian design firm Layan Design Group and Indonesian design firm Jaya & Associates. The hotel lighting is designed by Australian lighting design firm The Flaming Beacon.

Bamboo block planting and shallow reflection ponds are used for the hotel's landscaping. In the hotel lobby, a 32-meter solid Teak bar is used as reception desk, concierge as well as bar (called Long Bar). Next to the main lobby, there is a library with bookshelves that is 5.0m high with collections of over 2,500 books and with a fireplace in size of 290 cm width by 109 cm height by 72 cm depth. Building materials

Chinese materials, including dark local timbers, cast bronze, air dried clay tiles, grey Shanghai brick and local flamed and handmade stone were used as building materials for hotel's public areas and guestrooms.

Examples of building materials application in the hotel: Stingray leather panels above the Library fireplace in size of 309 cm width by 218 cm height by 83 cm depth Bronze wall at the end of the swimming pool Beijing Hutong Bricks are re-used as the Jing'An Restaurant wall paneling Art collection Li Jingbin's painting

There is a collection of paintings by artist Li Jingbin (李景斌 1970–) in the hotel lobby commissioned by the hotel. The drawings outlining the female body are pierced by a fragment of blue and white porcelain. Another collection of paintings by artist Yi-Zhou (一舟 1968–) is located in the Jing'an Restaurant.

Different artifacts such as a brass incense burner, timber foo dogs, stoneware headrest, porcelain plate, and bronze mirror can also be found in the hotel. Book collection

The library has a collection of over 2,500 English and Chinese books including The collected Lu Xun manuscripts of works (鲁迅著作手稿全集) (publisher: Fujian Education Publisher, published: November 1999, Edition: No. 1820 edition in 2000 limited editions.) and Chinese Antique Handbook (古玩宝典) (published by BS Book Publisher). Awards

Hunting Aircraft and The PuLi Hotel and Spa

Hunting Aircraft was a British aircraft manufacturer, that produced light training aircraft and the initial design that would evolve into the BAC 1-11 jet airliner. Originally founded as Percival Aircraft Co. in 1933, the company later moved to Luton, UK. It was eventually taken over by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) in 1960.

Contents 1 History 2 Aircraft 3 See also 4 References

History Jet Provost T.1 prototype wearing the titles of Hunting Percival Aircraft in 1955

The company was originally formed as Percival Aircraft Co. in Gravesend in 1933 by Edgar Percival to produce his own designs. Restructured in 1936, it became Percival Aircraft Ltd, and moved to Luton Airport. The company became part of the Hunting Group in 1944. Percival, who had resigned from the board to serve in the RAFVR during the war sold his remaining interest in the company at that point.

Changing its name to Hunting Percival Aircraft in 1954 and finally to Hunting Aircraft in 1957

In 1960 the company was taken over by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC), itself formed earlier that same year through the merger of the Bristol Aeroplane Company, English Electric and Vickers-Armstrongs. BAC later became part of British Aerospace, now BAE Systems. Aircraft Percival Aircraft Percival Gull IV Percival Gull VI Percival Vega Gull Percival Mew Gull Percival Q.6 Percival Petrel Percival P.28 Proctor Percival P.40 Prentice Percival P.48 Merganser Percival P.50 Prince Percival P.54 Survey Prince Percival P.56 Provost Percival P.66 Pembroke Percival P.66 President Percival P.74 8-seat experimental gas turbine/tipjet powered helicopter P.87 fixed wing DC-3 replacement, not built Hunting Aircraft Hunting H126- an experimental STOL jet aircraft Hunting Percival P.84 Jet Provost BAC 1-11 (a project started at Hunting, and completed by the new BAC) See also Aerospace industry in the United Kingdom List of aircraft manufacturers
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