Shangwen, Mike, and their two children

Shangwen Chiu Kennedy is the visionary owner, property developer and managing director of the Inn at Moonlight Beach.

As a Harvard-trained architecture, landscape, and urban designer, Shangwen focuses on creating environments that are sustainable, regenerative and life-giving.

The Inn at Moonlight Beach is a vehicle for Shangwen to fulfill her personal mission: empowering people to create communities and environments that support well-being and inspire people to flourish, to savor their existence, and to contribute together as part of a global family.

Shangwen and her partners purchased the Inn at Moonlight Beach in 2017. She and her team then embarked on an extensive renovation to modernize and recreate the Inn. They transformed the aging property into a state of art conscious destination that improves and transforms human health.

Shangwen enjoyed a 20-year career planning and designing major international cities. Having witnessed persistent challenges in large-scale projects, she chose to focus on creating small scale projects that directly impact the way people live at home. Ultimately, Shangwen’s vision is to create extraordinary, life-giving environments where people experience joy, love and connection.

A passionate gardener and cook, Shangwen is married to Mike Kennedy. They live in Encinitas with their two energetic and joyful children.



Inn at Moonlight Beach Ethos

We have a world where people are empowered to create communities and living environments that support their well being and inspire them to flourish, savor their existence and contribute together in the world, such that they experience joy and belonging to a global family.



  • Amanda
  • Andrea
  • Brenda
  • Camilla
  • Gabriel
  • Lexi
  • Luisa
  • Heidi
  • Olga
  • Roslyn
  • Tiaga
  • Vadim

Massage Therapists

  • Bella
  • Garrie
  • Komala
  • Sherrie
  • Ummi
  • Yumi


  • Lemongrass Spa
  • Four Moons Spa
  • Earth Elements
  • Waverly Restaurant
  • Herb & Sea
  • Desha Yoga and Ayurveda
  • Ironsmith Coffee
  • Encinitas Chamber of Commerce
  • Encinitas 101
  • Leucadia 101



  • Architectural Designer: Cheng Ha and Hui Ye
  • Record and Construction Architect: James Chin

Biodynamic Farming:

  • Juaquim Hershman
  • Coastal Roots Farm: Farmer D
  • Meadow


  • California Closets: Jackie Rivas, Megan
  • Kitchen: SieMatic Designs Living at Pirch


  • G4W: Geoffrey Warric
  • AKGC: Andrew Krzyz
  • ID Woodworks: Leno Diaz


  • Pedro Ibarraz
  • Mojtaba Sadighi


  • Eco-Mechanical: Brian James, Venon, Alan
  • Advanced Homes Company: Oleg
  • AC Contractor: Soni

Pest Control:

  • Greenflash


  • Baker’s Electric

WELL Building Consultant:


  • Tiffany’s Kitchen
  • Rawsome Delight