Past and present Chinese traditions alike come together against a backdrop of verdant camphor trees at the Amanyangyun Luxury Resort and Hotel in Shanghai. Transported to Shanghai from rural Fuzhou across more than 700 kilometers, the trees are a notable piece of China’s past that have been preserved alongside the newly refurbished villas of the resort in an ambitious feat of architectural and ecological conservation. Featuring a variety of suites, pavilions, and villas, Amanyangyun guests will note a sense of harmony between the structural, man-made environment and the natural ponds and gardens of the surrounding courtyards and forest. More than just a cultural experience, however, Amanyangyun stands out in its multifaceted approach to dining and wellness while also offering an array of event spaces and a 200-seat banquet hall. Amanyangyun in Shanghai is a perfect choice for guests looking to stimulate all their senses, as “yangyun,” meaning “nourishing cloud,” is a Chinese nod to expanding the mind’s “cloud” of knowledge through experience.
Why We Love This Hotel
Culturally Rich: Guests may seek out Chinese cultural activities from calligraphy and ancient painting technique sessions to a tea and incense ceremony in one of nine elegant tea rooms.
Culinary Opportunity: Amanyangyun guests are spoiled for choice as the resort’s five dining venues – including the Chinese Restaurant LAZHU, Italian Restaurant ARVA, Japanese Restaurant NAMA, and The Bar and Cigar Lounge – all offer fresh, locally sourced fare.
Join the Story: The rich cultural history of the Camphor Forest’s relocation in the midst of a necessary dam construction is a fascinating thread to follow and immerse oneself in, as is the reinvigoration of the ancient villas and structures at the resort.
Luxurious Wellness Facilities: Drawing on China’s longstanding tradition of health and wellness practices, the Amanyangyun Spa tailors a deeply therapeutic experience for guests based upon these centuries old Chinese healing traditions.
- Hotel Group
- Shanghai, China
- Hotel Type
- Location Type
- Urban Retreat
- 24hr Room Service
- Fitness Center
- Indoor Pool
- Multilingual Staff
- Outdoor Pool
- Safety Deposit Boxes
- Wi-Fi In Public Areas
The Amanyangyun Resort and Hotel’s accommodations include suites, pavilions, and villas, all of which mix contemporary and historic elements of architecture and design while seamlessly harmonizing with their surrounding natural environment. All suites, pavilions, and villas come with either a private courtyard or courtyard access, and the luxury antique villas are composed of four suites, divided between a historic villa and a newly built wing. Additionally, all villas include a butler, private courtyard, and private swimming pool. In this way, Amanyangyun accommodations provide a restful, nature-inspired aesthetic in which guests may choose to seek contemporary comforts, or not, in an atmosphere of peaceful seclusion.
One & Two Bedroom Antique Pavilion
Both One and Two Bedroom Antique Pavilions accommodation types are located in the restored villa and provide access to the private garden and swimming pool. The One Bedroom Antique Pavilion features amenities such as a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom, twin vanities, bathtub and separate shower, living and dining areas, TV, safe, wireless internet, and more. Featuring the same amenities as the One Bedroom Antique Pavilion, The Two Bedroom room type includes an additional bedroom and king-sized or twin beds.
Ming Pavilion & Deluxe Pavilion
Ming Pavilion rooms are nestled within the newly built wing of the restored villa and feature antique surroundings, airy, spacious interiors, and luxury king-size or twin beds. These rooms also feature access to a private courtyard. The Ming Deluxe Pavilion, with all of the amenities and private courtyard access of the standard Ming Pavilion, is another level of a spacious, modern living environment.
Ming Courtyard Suite
Equipped with even more space and a combined bedroom and living area complete with carved lattice shutters that filter natural light, the Ming Courtyard Suite sets a new standard in luxury and aesthetics. Guests may access two separate courtyards, one of them featuring a fireplace, and both an indoor and outdoor bathtub, among all of the same amenities provided in the other, aforementioned Pavilion room types.
Four & Five Bedroom Antique Villa
This room type features one bedroom in the restored antique villa and three modern bedrooms in a contemporary wing. The Five Bedroom room type features two bedrooms in the historic building and three in a contemporary wing.
Four Bedroom Qing Antique Villa
The Four Bedroom Qing Antique Villa includes two modern bedrooms in a contemporary wing, a living and dining area, king-size or twin beds, a private courtyard and swimming pool, a dedicated butler, and more.
Four Bedroom Ming Antique Villa
This accommodation type includes four contemporary bedrooms in a newly built, modern wing with a spacious living area inside the restored villa.
Four Bedroom Amanyangyun Villa
This Villa features four bedrooms in a restored historic house and is beautifully decorated with Ming- and Qing-inspired furnishings.
The Amanyangyun Resort and Hotel provides guests with an extensive array of wellness- and fitness-oriented options. Perhaps most notable are the spa, 10 treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor pools. The resort also offers a state-of-the-art gymnasium and a large yoga and Pilates studio overlooking a reflection pond. Additionally, an impressive repertoire of event-focused facilities can accommodate varied events and professional groups both big and small.
This 200-seat event space is an ideal meeting space for large groups, and is adjacent to a boardroom, lecture hall, and other smaller event spaces.
Gym, Yoga & Pilates Studio
A variety of strength training machines and weights are available to guests looking to keep up with their workout regimen. Both disciplines of Yoga and Pilates are embraced and practiced in the tranquil, meditative surroundings of the Amanyangyun fitness studio.
Indoor and Outdoor Pools
Guests may enjoy an invigorating morning lap session or simply lounge and sunbathe in the gorgeous outdoor swimming pool.
The Amanyangyun Spa surrounds a lush garden courtyard and spans 2,840 square meters with suites for hydrotherapy and reflexology and bathhouses incorporating a Russian banya and a hammam. Spa professionals, upon request, will also customize a “wellness immersion” experience for an individual guest, which incorporates elements such as nutrition, movement, meditation, and other Eastern healing arts.
Dining at Amanyangyun is a dynamic experience, bolstered by the skill of experienced culinary minds who have mastered local Chinese cuisine and traditional dishes. But guests who seek a more casual dining experience will also find delicious, informal fare; no matter the craving, Amanyangyun guests will delight in a tantalizing experience provided by the multiple restaurants set in the opulent surroundings of the Camphor forest. From fine dining to relaxed al fresco meals, guests at Amanyangyun may treat their taste buds to a new culinary adventure for practically every day of the week.
Bar and Cigar Lounge
The Bar at Amanyangyun is an ideal place to unwind with a cocktail before or after dinner or discuss an important business deal over a martini. The nearby Cigar Lounge, set in the camphor forest, offers specialty cigars and a range of wine and spirits.
Chinese Restaurant Lazhu
Specializing in the native cuisine, Lazhu is the perfect choice for guests who wish to sample locally sourced meals and classic Chinese cuisine.
Italian Restaurant ARVA
Using only the freshest ingredients like fresh basil, organic pasta, and delicious seafood, ARVA will satisfy the cravings of Italian food lovers with rich offerings from the Mediterranean.
Japanese Restaurant NAMA
Whether guests desire a fresh sampling of sushi or a delicious, Japanese-inspired vegetarian dish, NAMA is an ideal introduction to Japanese cooking.
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