A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST
A stark contrast to Shanghai’s towering skyscrapers and futuristic architecture, the tiny winding lanes of the historic Xuhui District can make you feel as if you’ve been transported to a different era. Opened in September, the Capella Shanghai, Jian Ye Li — a new member of the Leading Hotels of the World luxury group — will make the most of being tucked away in this cultural preservation zone, providing guests with a much-needed reprieve from the bustling city outside — and a deeper understanding of its history.
You’ll find ultra-luxurious touches like Aqua di Parma bath products in the room. Should you have other requests, you can also speak to your dedicated Capella personal assistant. Guests should also pay a visit to Auriga Spa, which features unique treatments based on the cycles of the moon.
The city’s best shopping and must-see sights, like the iconic arts galleries of Tianzifang, are also just located just steps away from the hotel. And after a day of exploring, dine in serious style at the property’s le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire restaurant, which is the first opening in mainland China for the multi-Michelin-starred chef and will serve his signature take on French cuisine.