Hotel Focus: Capella Shanghai, Jian Ye Li

Originally built in the 1930s by French real estate company Foncière et Immobiliere de Chine, this new luxury hotel (just opened in September 2017) is located in the last remaining cluster of traditional shikumen (stone gate) townhouses.

The all-villa urban resort fuses timeless Shanghainese courtyard living with Parisian flair. The hotel’s interiors, created by Jaya International Design, produce an exclusive 1930s style with an elegant blend of French-accented furniture and Chinese aesthetics.

Capella Shanghai’s restaurant, le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire is a casual chic venue with a welcoming atmosphere suited to all occasions. Helmed by Gagnaire’s protégé, Romain Chapel, the comptoir serves simple but elegant French cuisine.

Guests can also enjoy world-class facilities at Capella’s Auriga Spa, which offers a unique wellness philosophy based on the cycles of the moon and such amenities as a herbal bath, salt-wall and ice fountain alongside the more traditional sauna and steam room.

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