Add:118 Ruijin No.2 Rd
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The former Morriss family estate, now the InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin is perhaps one of the finest examples of old Shanghai. Comprised of gracious buildings and manicured lawns, it is a grand oasis of calm in the heart of the city.
The Morriss family owned North China Daily News, then the most influential English-language newspaper in China. They also bred racing dogs and owned "Canidrome" (a dog racing track) located just behind the estate on Yongjia Road. Harry Morriss' own house was Building 1, a gorgeous mansion in the French provincial style. His brother Gordon also lived on the estate in Building No. 3, the art deco beauty on the grounds. Harry died before 1949, but Gordon remained in Shanghai. The residence later was turned into a government guesthouse.
The hotel, the first China heritage hotel of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, was opened in March 2013 after years of meticulous restoration. The hotel encompasses four heritage buildings and two new hotel wings. In addition to 214 classically designed guestrooms and suites, there is a Chinese fine-dining restaurant in a freestanding villa, an all-day dining restaurant offering fusion food, Club Lounge, luxury spa and an indoor swimming pool. Expansive gardens surround the hotel offering a relaxing resort ambience and fresh air in the middle of downtown Shanghai.
The estate’s Art Deco and French Provincial-style villas are set within manicured gardens and have hosted numerous Chinese and global leaders, including Chairman Mao, Chiang Kai-Shek and US President Richard Nixon.
Today, you can stay at the hotel and enjoy the magnificent Morriss Estate as a guest.