Lining up old school villas, Capella Shanghai looks more like a small neighbourhood than a hotel. These houses, in which traditional architecture and contemporary luxury mingle, are actually references to the shikumen, typical housing built by the French community in the 1930s. From 1849 to 1946, parts of Shanghai had actually been handed over to the French government.
Paying tribute to Shanghai's cultural heritage, the hotel created a Belle-Époque-style French-Chinese fusion with these sumptuous villas. Offering a minimum surface of 100 sqm, they are fully independent and offer a patio, a secret garden and a rooftop terrace. They are truly ideal for both romantic and family stays, as some shikumen offer three bedrooms. For a moment of relaxation after a long day wandering through the city, head to the spa, in which you may also order traditional Chinese skin care treatment. A haven of peace in the very heart of Shanghai.
480 West Jianguo Road
+86 (0)21 5466 9928
Rooms: from 3,043 CNY