Flair is an absolute must; split-level outdoor terrace with views of Pearl Tower and The Bund.
Sometimes, perception beats reality hands down. For anyone that wants to make an impression on friends or business contacts, getting a perch up on the luxury crow's nest that is The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong will likely raise your perceived stats by a number of notches. "You're staying where? Impressive," is what they'll say. Consider it your cue to be humble.
At 58 stories tall, the building in which The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong resides is intimidating from below. Rocket up to one of 285 rooms on floors 39 to 51 and find plush beds, iPod docks, and views that will certainly drop your jaw.
The huge spa is the ideal place to end any day, with a stunning pool in the sky, 10 treatment rooms, a fitness center, and Jacuzzi.
The way-up-high theme continues in the realm of dining, beginning at the very top with Flair, a tapas and raw bar on the roof. Just one floor down, Cantonese cuisine sizzles and tempts at Jin Xian. Two floors down, Scena does Italian worthy of the old country, and on the ground floor, Aroma keeps it all anchored with coffees and light snacks. From bottom to top, or vice versa, a culinary tour at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong is well worth the vertical adventure.