Located in the former French Concession of Shanghai, the Ruijin Hotel offers a peaceful respite from the surrounding city in a picturesque setting. The four buildings, which house the guestrooms and various banquet and meeting halls, were all designed in traditional British style, and most of them were built in the 1920s or '30s. The hotel's park-like environment includes nearly 100 acres of lush lawns, ponds and small wooden bridges in a Japanese-style garden. Gazebos, pavilions and a spectacular marble fountain also adorn the grounds. Tai Yuan Villa is a branch of the Ruijin Hotel also located in the former French Concession, only a short drive from the hotel. In addition to several guestrooms, this beautiful residence has a gym, squash court and an indoor swimming pool.