Capella Shanghai Jian Ye Li

Shanghai, Shanghai and Eastern China, China

At a Glance

  • Located in the cultural preservation area of Xuhui District

  •  Fusion of French and Chinese design, which transports you back to the 1930s

  • Guests are provided with their own personal assistant during their stay

  • Beautiful Michelin star French restaurant

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Shanghai and eastern China’s subtropical climate brings with it four distinct seasons. The weather is generally mild and temperate, with a great deal of rainfall even in the drier months of the year. The frequent monsoon showers and scorching temperatures of June, July and August can make it uncomfortably humid, with the mercury regularly rising over 35°C. Winter is overcast and chilly, although snow seldom falls in this eastern region of China. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best times to visit Shanghai and eastern China, with pleasant temperatures and fewer tourists.

 

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Description

The boutique Capella Shanghai has been inspired by its cultural location, allowing you to experience the Shanghai of the 1930s. Expect an abundance of space in your beautifully designed luxurious villa.

The stunning Capella Shanghai is perfectly situated in the district of Xuhui where you can explore some of the last remaining traditional Shikumen townhouses. These were home to the middle-upper classes and expatriates during the 1930s.

The hotel provides a range of  55 one, two and three bedroom villas which through their blend of French and Chinese interiors gives you the impression of staying in a Shikumen home. The rooms give a grandeur feel with their high ceilings and impressively large marble bathrooms.

After exploring the local area guests can retreat to the award winning Auriga spa which boasts seven treatment suites and a range treatments that incorporates traditional techniques leaving you relaxed and ready for the next day of exploring.

Alongside the award winning spa is the Michelin star French restaurant, Le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire.  Head chef is superstar chef Pierre Gagnaires who has created a menu that focuses on quality, local ingredients and the reinterpretation of traditional French cooking. The French theme continues throughout the day where La Boulangerie tempts you with the smell of freshly made pain au chocolats and a heavenly afternoon tea. For something more relaxed you can stay in your villa and have the fine dining brought to you. 

During your stay at Capella you will have a personal assistant and concierge who will be on hand to help with planning your days whether it be sightseeing, shopping, eating or drinking.

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Accommodation

There are 55 villas offering a choice of one, two and three bedroom villas. Each villa offers a lot of space, and luxury comforts such as BOSE soundsystem,  Acqua di Parma bathroom toiletries and Lavazza coffee machines.

Childcare

Children are welcome and all villas offer baby cots and additional beds on request.

Facilities

The hotel has an all day French restaurant which has a Parisian feel offering snacks throughout the day and an al a carte menu in the evening. In the afternoon the restaurant provides a fantastic afternoon tea. The stand out dining option though is Le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire which has been awarded a Michelin star and offers a tantalising French inspired menu. All day in villa dining is also provided. At the Auriga spa there is a fully equiped gym and vitality pool.

 

Activities

The hotel is excellently located for you to be able to visit cultural sites, including the Zhongshan Park, The Bund, Oriental Pearl Tower and the Cite Bourgogne. You can also enjoy the hotel and their range of activities which include cooking masterclasses, cocktail making, painting, rum-tasting and private yoga sessions which can be organised on request.

Experiences

  • Evening Foodie Experience

    Spend an evening exploring the flavours of Shanghai in a visit to a private home, small, family-run restaurants and local shops. Wander the streets on foot, meet the local people and taste some traditional dishes to get under the skin of the city.

  • Evening Water Spirit Performance

    Enjoy the only water stage performance in China, with performances combining ethnic and modern styles over dances, waterfall curtains and 3D displays.

  • Fengjing Water Town

    We will visit the Fengjing water town with its tiny bridges, sparkling streams, and peaceful families. Afterwards, visit the Museum of the Culture Revolution.

  • Full Day Wuxi Exploration

    Today, we visit the Lingshan Buddha, Turtle Head Island at Taihu Lake and Jichang Garden.

  • Hangzhou Cuisine Museum

    Get acquainted with the tradition of Hangzhou cuisines, such as the Beggar's Chicken, Longjing Tea Shrimp, Dongpo Pork and more!

  • Helicopter Over Qiandao Lake

    Admire the magnificent Thousand Islets Lake from a bird's eye view as you soar with a view of the lake and surrounding mountains on a helicopter.

  • Hot Air Balloon Over Qiandao Lake

    Admire the magnificent Thousand Islets Lake from a bird's eye view as you soar with a view of the lake and surrounding mountains on a hot air balloon.

  • Huangpu River Night Cruise

    Enjoy a night cruise through Shanghai's prime attractions such as the Pearl Tower, the iconic Bund, Huangpu Park and more!

  • Inside Shanghai Old Town & Yu Garden

    Head to Shanghai's old town, an architectural treasure tucked away from the high rises and bright lights that Shanghai is so famous for. This visit will take you to the traditional part of the city, and to its lilongs, steeped in history.

  • Local Family Home Cooking and Yu Garden Visit

    Offering a chance to experience authentic local culture, this tour will take you from a bustling wet market to the home of a local family where you can learn to make dumplings before exploring the streets of the old town and the peaceful Yu Garden.

  • M50 Art District

    Explore the contemporary art scene of M50 with its boutiques, galleries and studios. Chat with local artists and discover the modern culture thriving inside the bustling Shanghai cityscape.

  • Museums, Jade Buddha Temple and M50

    Explore the cultural riches of Shanghai, both ancient and modern, as you travel through the city, from the artefacts of the Shanghai Museum to the religious heritage of the Jade Buddha Temple and on to the contemporary art scene of M50.

  • Qiandao Lake Boat Tour

    Take a boat ride through Qiandao Lake. With more than 1,000 islands on its clear waters, explore some of the famous islands including Bird Island, Snake Island and Monkey Island.

  • Religious Sites of Shanghai

    Step into Shanghai’s rich cultural and religious melting pot as you explore its Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Taoist sites and uncover a diverse myriad of religions practised in this cultural crossroad.

  • Shanghai City Tour

    Explore the best of Shanghai visiting the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Shanghai Municipal History Museum. Proceed to the French Concession as well as a nice miniature museum showcasing the layout and interior of an early 1930s Shikumen house.

  • Shanghai Cultural Tour

    Explore People Square and its surroundings in the heart of Shanghai flanked by modern skyscrapers yet brimming with culture. Marvel at the rich collection of artefacts in Shanghai Museum. After a Dim Sum lunch, walk along the street in Yuyuan Bazaar.

  • Shanghai ERA Acrobatic Show

    Combining elements of Chinese acrobatics with modern technology, this multimillion-dollar acrobatic performance is an inspiring moment worth experiencing while you are in Shanghai!

  • Shanghai's Jewish Heritage

    Dive into the fascinating Jewish heritage of Shanghai, visiting the Shanghai Jewish Ghetto in Hongkou District, the Ohel Moshe Synagogue and the Children's Palace.

  • Shanghai's Religious Trail

    Step into Shanghai’s rich cultural and religious melting pot as you explore its Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Taoist sites and uncover a diverse myriad of religions practised in this cultural crossroad.

  • Suzhou Highlights

    Take a trip to Suzhou and visit the Humble Administrator's Garden and Pan Gate. Explore the huge collection of cultural relics in Suzhou Museum and learn about the silk history at Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory.

  • Suzhou In-Depth: Second Time's a Charm

    Today, we visit two more of Suzhou's best gardens: the Master of the Nets and the Lingering Gardens. We then visit the Yunyan Pagoda and Penjing Garden (a bonsai garden) at the Tiger Hill and conclude with a cruise at Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal.

  • Tai Chi in Shanghai

    Get a glimpse into the ancient art of Tai Chi as you begin your day with a lesson from a master, and enjoy an hour of practice in one of the Shanghai’s parks, looking out over the city’s skyline.

  • Tai Chi in Shanghai

    Get a glimpse into the ancient art of Tai Chi as you begin your day with a lesson from a master, and enjoy an hour of practice in one of the Shanghai’s parks, looking out over the city’s skyline.

  • Tongli Water Town with Cruise

    Today, you will make a visit to the Tongli Ancient Town, stopping at Tuisi Garden, Jianyin Hall and ancient bridges. Afterwards, enjoy a cruise along the water town to take in its beauty.

  • Tunxi Old Street

    Stroll along the Tunxi Old Street and enjoy the Huizhou Culture. Surround yourself with the fragrance of tea and indulge in local snacks while admiring the beautiful Ming and Qing Dynasties architectures.

  • Vintage Bike Tour in Shanghai

    Leave behind the towering skyscrapers of Shanghai as you cycle through its ancient lanes to discover daily life and local culture in tucked away neighbourhoods. Dive into a bustling market, sample the local street food and dine at a Buddhist canteen.

  • Visit Shanghai old town & The Yu Garden

    Head to Shanghai's old town, an architectural treasure tucked away from the high rises and bright lights that Shanghai is so famous for. This visit will take you to the traditional part of the city, and to its lilongs, steeped in history.

  • Visit The Bund & The Nanjing Road

    Take a stroll along The Bund on the Huangpu River. Once Shanghai's financial centre, it boasts impressive colonial architecture, so strikingly different in comparison to Shanghai's towering skyscrapers behind. After, head west to the popular Nanjing Road.

  • Visit The Nanjing Road and People’s Square

    Spend time exploring Shanghai's bright lights along Nanjing Road, Shanghai's most famous shopping street. After a short stroll, you will head to the Huangpu District and visit People's Square, one of the most important landmarks within this vibrant city.

  • Visit to Zhujiajiao and Zhouzhuang

    Enjoy a visit to the traditional water villages of Shanghai. Head to Zhujiajiao and Zhouzhuang where you will see a former trading village that rose to glory as a result of the Grand Canal system which exported China’s goods overseas.

  • Westlake Boat Tour in Hangzhou

    Jump on board and sail on the Westlake! Visit Guo's Garden, a beautiful traditional garden, and Leifeng Pagoda. Head to the China National Tea Museum and dive into the long history and culture surrounding tea.

  • Xitang Water Town

    Enjoy a boat ride at the charming Xitang, with nine river and over 100 bridges running through different corners of the town.

  • Zhouzhuang Water Town

    Head to Zhouzhuang and visit the 900-year-old Taoist Chengxu Temple, as well as the famous Twin Bridges.

  • Zhujiajiao Water Town

    Enjoy a visit to the traditional water village of Zhujiajiao. Board a boat and then visit Kezhi Garden, Great Qing Post Office, Tong Tian He Chinese Pharmacy and the Humanistic Museum.

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    • Enjoy relaxing in central Vietnam, a wonderful coastline with spoiling beaches

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