- Located within the cultural preservation zone of the Xuhui District, Capella Shanghai, Jian Ye Li is the only all-villa urban resort in the city. The compound is one of last remaining clusters of shikumen architecture dating back to the 1930s.
- Urban resort in the heart of Xuhui District with 55 villas, 40 residences, Auriga Spa, and home to French super chef Pierre Gagnaire’s first restaurant in Mainland China.
- The three-level one- to three-bedroom Shikumen villas are furnished with a private courtyard, rooftop terrace and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the urban resort.
- The dining concept by celebrated Michelin star chef Pierre Gagnaire offers a casual chic venue for all occasions serving simple, honest and elegant French cuisine.
- Auriga spa offers time-tested ancient practices of Traditional Chinese Wellness and the latest innovations in spa technologies and treatments.
- Guests are provided with their own personal assistant during their stay.
- The urban resort offers a rare Shanghai experience of tranquility and privacy while remaining close to the urban action.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
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Perfectly restored “shikumen” buildings that marries French and traditional Shanghainese architectural styles from the 1920s, and is now home to upmarket dining and retail establishments.
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Discover an urban sanctuary where you least expect it, nestled in the Xuhui District’s last remaining cluster of shikumen townhouses. With only a few of the original shikumen lanes remaining, Capella Shanghai is proud to protect and evolve the city’s cultural legacy. The design concept, created by Jaya Design International, embodies the spirit of Jian Ye Li – reflected in the fusion of French and Chinese elements, a nod to its heritage and the golden era during the 1930s.
Located within the cultural preservation zone of the Xuhui District, Capella Shanghai, Jian Ye Li is the only all-villa urban resort in the city. The compound is one of last remaining clusters of shikumen architecture dating back to the 1930s. Shanghainese and Western architectural styles blend seamlessly throughout the 55 shikumen villas and luxurious serviced residences. An award-winning Auriga spa, a casual chic French dining concept and The Gallery, a collection of niche and upmarket retail and dining brands, provide endless entertainment for guests.
The heart of our urban sanctuary are the one, two and three-bedroom Shikumen Villas, which blend historical Shanghainese courtyard living with Parisian design flair. When staying in Jian Ye Li guests will be looked after by our team of knowledgeable personal assistants who are there to provide bespoke experiences tailored to each stay.
Originally built during the 1930s, the shikumen villas housed middle-upper class traders and expatriates working in Shanghai. In 1945, the area was transformed into a residential area for local Shanghainese and became a hive of activity around the narrow lanes. The contemporary elegance of the villa’s newly designed interiors contrast with Chinoiserie accents, an expression of heritage and modern indulgence.
Spread over 111 sqm, the one-bedroom Shikumen Villa King or Twin offers 3 levels of comfort furnished in natural, soothing colors; the bedroom is located on the second floor; a bathroom with separate shower and bathtub located half a floor above the bedroom; and a rooftop terrace that overlooks the traditional roof eaves of the last remaining ‘shikumen’ estate in Shanghai.
Shikumen Deluxe Villa
Our Deluxe Shikumen Villas look out across the lush greenery meandering around the traditional architecture, and inside embody the history we are proud to protect, contrasted with modern details and design flair. French-accented furniture, elements of Chinoiserie and a soothing palette of colour and materials make up these private sanctuaries.
With balconies that overlook the ‘shikumen’ estate, the two-bedroom Shikumen Deluxe Villa is 156 square meters; the villa offers a private courtyard and a living room on the first floor; bedrooms are located on the second floor and the bathroom is half a floor above. This villa offers a glimpse into Shanghai’s past where East and West met in perfect architectural harmony.
Shikumen Grand Villa
With interiors created by Jaya International Design, our Shikumen Grand Villas recreate an exclusive 1930s communal living experience. Step inside and discover an elegant blend of French-inspired furniture and elements of intricate Chinoiserie. The space is curated through rhythm and symmetry to provide generous space to relax in and retreat to, accented by intricate wall paintings and artwork.
At 245 sqm, the 3 bedrooms Shikumen Grand Villa offers a private courtyard and a living room on the first floor; bedrooms are located on the second floor and the bathroom is half a floor above, balconies on third fllor can overlook the traditional shikumen estate.
Through the use of the finest ingredients and innate gastronomic creativity, three-Michelin star chef Pierre Gagnaire has spent five decades transforming simplicity into a symphony of flavour. We are delighted that his iconic name and reputation anchor the dining experience at Capella Shanghai.
Le Comptoir De Pierre Gagnaire
Renowned chef Pierre Gagnaire speaks through flavour. His expressive culinary legacy is at the heart of our famed French restaurant, Gagnaire’s first in Mainland China. At the helm in the kitchen is Romain Chapel, Pierre Gagnaire’s protégé, overseeing a menu that focuses on quality, local ingredients and the reinterpretation of traditional French cooking. Le Comptoir’s interiors are based on a Parisian salon and inspired by the old-world glamour of Shanghai during the 1930s.
Le Comptoir Lounge
Follow the smell of fresh homemade bread, warm croissants and crispy pain au chocolat and you’ll arrive to La Boulangerie. Our Executive pastry chef Clement Ayache, is proud to give you a little taste of France with the charm of a local bakery, through delicious snacks and pastries available all day.
Inspired by the secret courtyards and hidden gems of Provence, la Terrace offers a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of the cultural preservation zone in Xuhui District. Our menu offers an extensive selection of beverages, with a strong focus on Champagne. Our whiskies and digestifs are hand-picked for a perfect after-dinner experience or just simple enjoyment of the moment. Welcome to la Terrace!
Named after the constellation in which the Capella star sits, our award-winning Auriga spa at Jian Ye Li is a world-class health and wellness centre as well as a place for ultimate indulgence. We celebrate nourishing the body holistically, with a menu of signature treatments incorporating traditional techniques and organic, natural ingredients. This spa offers the best of luxurious treatments rooted in locally-inspired holistic healing methods. Auriga achieves optimal well-being for nourishing body, mind and spirit with a mix of organic products by German brand Primavera, the time-tested ancient practices of Traditional Chinese Wellness (TCW), and the latest innovations in spa technologies and treatments.
Our Auriga spa guests can take advantage of our tailored and luxurious amenities including herbal baths, vitality pool, sauna and steam room.
Our seven treatment suites embody the Auriga spirit: marrying soothing simplicity and pure indulgence delivered with a tailored, holistic approach.
Our Auriga spa guests can take advantage of our tailored and luxurious amenities including herbal baths, vitality pool, sauna, steam room, wellness studio and fitness centre. There is a Hypoxi machine for effective fat-burning programmes, and floatation pods for a restorative sensory experience.
Intimate cocktail receptions or daytime tea parties can be hosted in The Library for up to 20 people. The space unites the traditional shikumen architecture with natural light and contemporary interior design. Light menus of canapes can be created in consultation with our chefs.