Shanghai Seclusion

A new luxury resort in Shanghai, Amanyangyun is set to become Aman’s fourth destination in China when it opens its doors this autumn.

Surrounded by trees and lakes, Amanyangyun is a serene haven away from Shanghai’s bustling city centre. Part resort part living museum, many of the property’s suites are housed in a series of ancient Ming and Qing Dynasty cottages, saved from demolition and moved 700km from Jiangxi Province under the supervision of Jiangxi-born entrepreneur and philanthropist Ma Dadong. In addition, a forest of 1,000-year-old camphor trees were also transported to create a surreal forest glade within easy reach of China’s commercial capital.

The result is 26 sumptuous guest spaces – from one-bedroom Club Suites to four-bedroom Antique Villas with pools – each of which boasts interiors by Kerry Hill Architects that embrace a restful, earthy palette, and feature wood, stone, and bamboo. Look out for a signature Chinese restaurant, a village-style deli, and a comprehensive Aman Spa.