Luxury Hotels: The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, the brand's seventh property in China, is the definition of luxury. The hotel opened its doors in June on the heels of the 2010 World Expo, bringing 18 floors of opulence to the Shanghai ifc Tower.
Designed by architect Cesar Pelli, famous for the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the hotel is a juxtaposition of modern style and Shanghai art deco from the 1930s. With four bars and restaurants, a Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA, 24-hour gym and luxurious rooms ranging from 538 to 4,413 square feet, the hotel is the perfect place for travelers looking to live the high life.
Boasting unrivaled views of The Bund and Shanghai skyline, restaurants include Aura Lounge and Jazz Bar, Jin Xuan, the fine dining Chinese Restaurant designed by Steve Leung; Scena Italian Restaurant and Flair Rooftop Restaurant and Bar, both designed by the world famous Super Potato. Flair is Shanghai's highest al fresco dining and wining venue — perfect for romantic evenings, happy hours and social events.
For the Business Traveler
The hotel is home to more than 25,000 square feet of meeting and conference space, including the second largest ballroom among the city's luxury hotels.
Located on the hotel's 55th floor, The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA combines the essence of ancient and modern Chinese, Indian, European and Balinese spa cultures. The spa uses luxury ESPA products that harness the best of nature's essential oils, botanicals and marine supplements.
In a nutshell, if you're visiting Shanghai and want to experience the height of luxury and world class service, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong should be the only hotel you check-in to.
By Johnica Reed