How does one stand out from the crowd? That’s quite a challenge when you’re in China’s most populous city, so it helps to have some height on your side. The lofty Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong peers over the urban sprawl from the top 18 floors of the Shanghai IFC South Tower – considered a masterpiece by Argentine ‘starchitect’ Cesar Pelli. Styled with an enduring Art Deco aesthetic, the hotel neatly complements The Bund – the most comprehensive collection of Art Deco architecture on the globe.
A bastion of luxury within a sprawling metropolis, the hotel is a vertical resort and a one-stop escape to rest, revive and, of course, satiate your stomach. The exquisite array of fine dining options all offer skyline vistas in addition to mouth-watering cuisine. Flair, China’s highest al fresco dining and wining venue, is the place to be seen in Pudong, and gourmands also have the pick of Aura Lounge and Jazz Bar, Jin Xuan the fine dining Chinese Restaurant designed by Steve Leung and Italian Restaurant Scena.
Retail aficionados can also find sanctuary in the hotel after penetrating the diamond-like Shanghai IFC Mall, an opulent shopping environment housing hundreds of world-renowned international branded retails – directly accessible from the property. After dropping your bags in the capacious Ritz-Carlton Suite, it’s high time for pampering at the 55th floor Ritz-Carlton Spa. The 1,500 square-metre space boasts 10 treatment rooms, including nine multi-function treatment rooms and a Harmony Suite where couples or friends can unwind and enjoy treatments together.
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