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    Located in the heart of Shanghai’s former French Quarter, close to Huaihai CBD and many of the city’s famous tourist attractions, InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin covers an area of 55,000 square meters featuring exquisite gardens and French style lawns. It exclusively presents Old Shanghai’s elegance of the 1930’s.  Precious memories and unforgettable stories are behind each of the classic buildings. While walking on the path which leads through the garden, visitors may wonder about how life would have been decades ago. It is really a unique place inspiring sympathy, relaxation and imagination. 
    Morriss Residence

    Purchased in 1916 by HE Morriss (Villa No. 1 built in 1917, originally 100-acres of land), a British businessman who also owned the first grey hound racing track in Shanghai. In 1927, Chiang Kai-Shek and Madame Soong May-Ling held their engagement ceremony here and Madame Song also had her own favorite room in the building. During the War of Liberation (1946-1949), the hotel served as the headquarters for the Communist Party in Shanghai. After the foundation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, the building was taken over by the East China Bureau of the Communist Party and Shanghai’s first mayor, Chen Yi, used the building as his official office and residence during his term. 
    This building is constructed in the classic colonial British heritage style. Its architectural pattern is so magnificent, an outstanding example of wood stone and brick structures, covered with a classic red tile roof.
    The Morris Residence Villa’s south windows face a large lawn. The main entrance is located on its northern side, a smaller lawn with fountain can be seen there. The architecture lays on a single axis, projecting outward on both sides, but not strictly symmetrical. Through the hallway, high above the visitors is the glass ceiling is a blue iced glass inlay. A red five-pointed star on a yellow smaller glass adorns the whole ceiling. The living room is decorated by teak, the floor seems like a chessboard covered with black striped marble. The dining room is situated on the west of the living room, a very small semicircle shrine is standing there. Under the sparkling crystal chandelier, the beautiful landscape can be seen through the bright windows which people can enjoy when dining here.  

    Opposite the main entrance is the staircase to the second storey, railings on both sides are carved exquisite patterns like Two Lions Playing with a Ball, The Peacock Spreads Its Tail, An Evergreen Tree and some traditional Chinese symbols like Ji Yang (a Chinese character symbolizes good fortune), Shuang Xian (double lines), Shuang Huan (chain of rings), Fang Sheng (a piece of jewelry), part of the furniture is very typical mahogany with unique Chinese characteristics. All of them show the old owner’s passion for the Chinese culture. There is a spacious outdoor terrace on the second storey, embellished by candlestick-like railing and shuttered wooden windows.

    Four meeting rooms on the ground floor named Indigo, Magenta, Sepia and Cherry. 8 stylish bedrooms on the second/third storey.
    Xin Yuan Lou

    始建于1930年,當年三井洋社將其特設作為在華南地區的辦公室?谷諔馉幤陂g ,這里被作為日本最高指揮所。戰爭結束后,國民黨從日本人手中接管了這棟樓。1949年,這里又成為中國共產黨華東區的辦公地址。如今這棟三層高的建筑被命名為馨源樓中餐廳,每日提供粵式及本幫佳肴。其大廳及8間包房可分別容納6至35位賓客,其中四間包間分別以“琴”、“棋”、“書”、“畫”為主題,營造出了富有中國文化意境的雅致氛圍,更擁有可遠眺窗外遠景的景觀陽臺,令人心曠神怡,駐足流連。馨源樓中餐廳將英式純正下午茶的傳統元素及中式點心精髓巧思糅合,傾情呈現經典中西式下午茶。精選優質食材,融入當季及健康元素,與恬靜浪漫的酒店花園美景遙相呼應。

    Xin Yuan Lou was built in 1930 as the third residence on the property. It was used by the Japanese Mitsui Group to serve as their South China regional office in the late 1930s. When war broke out between the Chinese and Japanese, the building was taken over by the Japanese military high command. At the end of the war, the Kuomintang government took the building back from the Japanese and after liberation in 1949, the building was taken over by the East China Bureau of the Communist Party. Nowadays it has become a three-storey Chinese restaurant providing Cantonese and Shanghainese delicacies. The main dining room plus 8 private dining suites, can seat between 6 and 35 guests. Themed private dining suites features a distinctive design which creating an elegant atmosphere of Chinese culture like lyre-playing, chess, calligraphy and painting. Several private dining rooms also have their own balconies overlooking the garden. Whatever in a classic British style or with the traditional Shanghainense highlights, the signature afternoon tea is the perfect way to ease the day.
    Presidential Villa & Adjacent Rooms
    Designed and built by Mr. Henry Morriss, the son of H.E Morris in the 1930s, This Art Deco Villa is set within manicured gardens and has hosted numerous Chinese and global leaders, including US President Richard Nixon and Prince William.
    The villa is a beautifully decorated Art Deco architecture design. Its wall section has a white line circle, covered with flat tiles. Although it was built during the 1920’s, it is completely geared to international and European modern standards.
    A terrace links the main entrance and its lawn with four stone steps on both sides and fresh flowers planted in flower beds throughout the year. The villa is also equipped with a long, peaceful corridor on the ground floor and a large lawn in front of it. The hall is fascinating with its yellow-green marble floor, white and coffee lined ground brick. Exquisite marble pillars also draw tourist’s attention , as well as a pair of rare chandeliers.
    However, the most marvelous decoration of the villa is the circle windows and colorful glass. It features a sculpture of willow, stone, bamboo creating a traditional Chinese painting. Meanwhile, the animal pattern on the east window is brightly colorful. When the sunshine penetrates the glass, all these amazing portraits are so life-like as if they are moving and talking. You will find a tiger drinking by the lake surrounded by tropical plants. According to saying, this kind of glass production craft originated from Tou Se-We Orphanage founded by a church. After heating and mounting, the color permeate will never fade.
    A beast statue made of bronze is found on the ground floor just in front of the stairs. Vividly revealing the king’s strength, it possesses tiger’s head, leopard’s body, lion’s tail and bear paw. It is said that this is a male one while another similar female one can be found in British Museum. 
    The Well Temple/The Well

    始建于南宋時期,淡井廟由道觀改為佛寺,后人稱淡井廟為老城隍。淡井廟因淡水井而得名。此井位于上海瑞金洲際酒店花園內的南部,這座可追溯到1404年(明永樂二年)的歷史豐沛瑰寶,被鑒定為上海年代最久遠的淡水井, 是上海城區之“根”。如今,新人們選擇在這塊秀美花園綠地來舉辦他們的草坪婚禮。

    Located in the south gardens, are the partial remains of a Taoist Temple originating from the Southern Song Dynasty period (estimated to be 600-700 years old). There is also a path which leads to the oldest Water Well in urban Shanghai. In the year 1404 of the Ming Dynasty, the Well Temple was built offering tranquillity and spirituality in Taoist traditions. This ancestral temple is an outstanding example of a well preserved building and its cultural value is very precious. Nowadays the garden has become an ideal venue for outside wedding ceremonies.
    The hotel has four function rooms including Baihe Pavilion, Grand Ballroom, Jinyi Pavilion and Art Deco Room, all can meet different demands and create your dream weddings.
    Reception Building

    The architecture is fully integrated in the design of the Old Shanghai style with contemporary art. The oval courtyard is as high as nine stories, a huge crystal chandelier hangs on both sides. Such a dazzling design creates an extraordinary memory for each visitor.  Guest rooms are spacious and bright, dressed in dove-egg blue with Shanghai Deco style furnishings, richly upholstered furniture and luxurious marble bathrooms, which present a romantic and luxury vibe.
    On the second floor there are the Grand Ballroom plus four small function rooms, the glamorous old Shanghai Art Deco and superb venues guarantee you a memorable experience.
    La Rue Restaurant on the 1st floor is beautifully styled with coffered ceilings, patterned marble floors and black chesterfield booth seating. The all-day dining buffet restaurant features the array of dished including seafood, Japanese, Western grilled, local favorites and mouth-watering desserts. Terrace is an ideal venue for an alfresco dining experience on Fuxing Road.
    Lobby Lounge provides Happy Hour and Afternoon Tea on daily basis.
    Club Wing
    Its marble floors, the square ceiling, the fine hardwood wall paintings, all truly reproduce the grace of Old Shanghai in the 1930’s. The mural in the lobby shows a vivid description of the city life earlier days in Twenties. At the far end of the lobby, a film library appears with a fireplace, the hotel has over 60 films shot right here because of its rich history and unique style.
    The Club Lounge provides complimentary daily breakfasts, afternoon tea and Happy Hour to all the Club members.
    On the basement 1 floor, Health and wellness offerings include a 300 sqm Fitness Centre equipped with high-tech Life Fitness and Power Plate machines and a 25-metre indoor pool that opens onto a sunken garden and waterfall.
    Today, when you slow down your pace aside the secluded garden and lawn, when you are unwilling to leave the modern and ancient stylish lounge, when you relax yourself in the peaceful and comfortable guest room, the hotel is no longer a “hotel”, it is a treasure house of cultural relics and historical background, as well as an attractive place with its magnificent architectures and arts objects. And you, all of you, assume to witness how this privately owned manor gradually and gracefully becomes today’s InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin.