Capella Shanghai

Catering to today's ultra-luxury travelers, Capella Shanghai is situated in the city’s Xuhui District cultural preservation zone, carrying on the rich tradition of the Jian Ye Li estate. Originally built in the 1930's by a French real estate company (Foncière et Immobiliere de Chine), the property features 22 rows of shikumen (stone gate) townhouse lanes, connecting over 200 two-story houses. Painstakingly restored by a team of experts, today the Capella Shanghai showcases Shaghainese traditional courtyard living with a touch of Parisian flair. The Jian Ye Li estate encompasses 55 shikumen villas and 40 residences. All villas are designed by Jaya International Design, each featuring luxurious king and twin beds, premium bath amenities by Acqua di Parma, personal assistant service, and other cutting edge technological gadgets. The expertly designed rooms marry French-accented furniture with Chinese artwork and accessories. Meals are served from the kitchen of renowned chef Pierre Gagnaire at le Comptoir, Capella Shanghai’s own restaurant providing elegant French cuisine. Additionally, guests enjoy round-the-clock in-room dining services, 24-hour gymnasium facilities, and a former water tower renovated to providebeautiful views of Shanghai's skyline.

Why We Love This Hotel

Bespoke Service: The resort prides itself on the quality of its services, and true to this name it makes sure to contact guests before arrival to make sure their stay is tailored to their every need.

Style: The painstakingly restored prosperity perfectly captures the marriage of Shanghainese and Parisian aesthetics indicative of the Paris of the East.

Location: Situated in the heart of Shanghai’s former French Concession, the surrounding neighborhood is an enchanting, tranquil area of tree-lined streets and traditional architecture. That said, guests are still just a short distance from some of Shanghai's most vibrant and iconic areas.

Hotel Group
Shanghai, China
Hotel Type
Location Type


  • 24hr Room Service
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Bar/pub
  • Concierge
  • Fitness Classes
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Spa
  • Wi-Fi In Public Areas
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