Kerry Hill Architects designs Aman’s fourth property in China and first in Shanghai

The new Amanyangyun is Aman's fourth property in China and the company's first in Shanghai.

Singapore- and Perth, Australia-based Kerry Hill Architects, which also designed the Aman Tokyo, repurposed 50 disassembled antique houses to create the resort’s 26 dwellings. Thirteen of the homes were reimagined as four-bedroom antique villas, spanning between 8,500 square feet and 11,000 square feet. Each includes a private pool and Jacuzzi, as well as a courtyard. An additional 12 houses were restored and converted into Aman Residences.

In addition to the villas, the property now has 24 Ming Courtyard suites with wooden interiors and Asian-influenced minimalism. Each 700-square-foot suite pays homage to the structure of the Chinese courtyard home with two private courtyards attached to each one.

The central pavilion, Nan Shu Fang, evokes the scholarly studios of the 17th century, complete with wooden furniture similar to those from the Ming dynasty. Along with a children’s meeting ground, six rooms installed across the courtyard are dedicated to tea and incense ceremonies.

The 30,500-square-foot Aman Spa has eight treatment rooms, two double spa suites, relaxation areas, a sauna, plunge pool, Jacuzzi and two swimming pools. Two private spa houses offer thermal facilities, such as a Russian banya and Turkish hammam. A fitness center and yoga and pilates studio are also included.

The Chinese restaurant Lazhu pays homage to the traditions of the Jiangxi province. Ingredients used in the restaurant were sourced from Amanyangyun’s 2,150-square-foot organic herb and vegetable garden. Other dining venues include the lakeside eatery Nama and the neighboring Arva. Meanwhile, the bar has a fireplace and a cigar lounge appointed with copper and oak accents.

Additional amenities include a 25-seat cinema and a 200-seat banqueting room with floor-to-ceiling windows.