Located in the cultural preservation zone of Shanghai's upmarket Xuhui District, Capella Shanghai offers a unique location, nestled away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This is a soulful heritage retreat that is still close enough to still experience all the urban action.
The villas - 55 in total - are serene and stylish with a muted colour palette, custom-designed furniture and a spacious marble bathroom. Step outside to enjoy the use of a courtyard and a tranquil rooftop terrace - perfect for sunny afternoons spent sipping beverages from the complimentary mini-bar while savouring some peace and quiet after days spent exploring Shanghai's vibrant centre.
Expect to be well fed during your stay here, beginning your days with a breakfast of buttery pastries and local dim dum at la Boulangerie, and ending them with mouth-wateringly good French fare at the Michelin-starred Le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire restaurant. Afterwards, take a seat at the le Bar to sip your way through an impressive wine list.
After experiencing the urban delights of fast-paced Shanghai, return to the hotel for pampering treatments at the award-winning Auriga Spa, complete with a sauna and steam room, as well as a fantastic fitness centre.
Why We Love It
With its central location and serene outdoor spaces, Capella Shanghai is the perfect hideaway from the urban action.
The Middle House
Experience fast-paced Shanghai with a stay in The Middle House, a slick and stylish hotel in the heart of the city. Housed within two futuristic towers - designed to echo the local shikumen architectural style - the hotel oozes luxury, from its showstopping chandeliers and sweeping dark-wood staircases, to its low-lit bars and restaurants.
Choose from a selection of contemporary studios and suites featuring a serene colour palette, panoramic city views and large bathrooms behind misted glass walls. Included in the room is a complimentary bar, stocked with soft drinks and beers - perfect for a nightcap before bed - and yoga mats for a hit of wellness.
Expect to be well fed during your stay. Begin each day with a wonderful a la carte breakfast at Café Gray Deluxe, including everything from green juices and coconut milk muesli, to buttery croissants and barbecue duck bing jian pancakes. Come evening, take your pick from the laid-back Italian restaurant Frasca and contemporary Chinese restaurant Sui Tang Li. When the weather's warm you can also choose to eat alfresco on the tree-dotted terrace.
After indulging in the hotel's mouth-wateringly good cuisine, head to the spa for pampering treatments inspired by traditional Chinese medicine and a dip in the adults-only heated swimming pool.
Why We Love It
Indulge in mouth-wateringly good cuisine during your stay at The Middle House from barbecue duck bing jian pancakes at Café Gray Deluxe to delicious Chinese cuisine at Sui Tang Li.