The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong
What We Love
- Sipping creative concoctions at Flair, one of the city’s most spectacular rooftop bars
- The all-out glamour of the mod Art Deco design
- WiFi is free
What To Know
- The location is better suited to business travelers, although a nearby subway station means you can be on the Bund in less than 20 minutes
- Shanghai is infamously smoggy, and the fantastic views afforded by the hotel are often obscured
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Shanghai is turning into something of a hotel lover’s dream, with new properties popping up at an astounding rate, from chic design hotels to Art Deco grande dames. The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Pudong falls between the two, balancing the allure of Old Shanghai with stylish Chinese swagger. Art Deco devotees will be utterly charmed by the 1930s feel of the Aura Lobby Lounge — all shimmering pearl walls, luminous jade pillars and beautifully lit Lalique glass. Design fans will love the chrome accents and cube-like sofas at Flair Bar, put together by the top Tokyo creatives at Super Potato Design.
Bed & Bath
The 285 seductive guestrooms come with all you’d expect from a luxury hotel brand. Muted tones mix with geometric bronze patterns on the walls, Deco-inspired furniture and swathes of damask silk on the large windows. The marble bathrooms, which have smoked glass panels, rain showers and copper clawfoot tubs, are a real highlight — especially in the suites that boast tubs by the window. But stealing the show are the stupendous Bund and river views: sweeping and panoramic but not so far away that you can’t see the detail.
Listen to some live saxophone and lounge on a red silk sofa while taking afternoon tea in the Aura Lobby Lounge. A great wall of windows provides breathtaking panoramas of the Bund and bustling Huangpu River. This view can also be enjoyed from the hotel’s two flagship restaurants: Scena, which serves high-end Italian comfort food, and Cantonese eatery Jin Xuan. After dinner take the elevator to the 58th-floor rooftop bar, where local scenesters sip delicious cocktails while soaking up the panoramic city views from the split-level terrace (book a table in advance to ensure upfront seating). Take it back down a notch at the light-flooded indoor infinity pool, or slow to a snail’s pace with a 90-minute Jade Qui Yun massage and facial at the ESPA spa.
In the Area
Perfectly situated in the middle of the Lujiazui business district, the hotel is orbited by some of Shanghai’s newest and most impressive buildings. Stroll along Century Boulevard and snap a few shots of the ray gun–shaped Oriental Pearl Tower (don’t bother paying to ascend; you’ve got the same view from the hotel). Luxury shopping can be found at the Shanghai IFC, while a slew of retail opportunities await at the Super Brand Mall. Apart from hotel bars and restaurants, there’s not a lot in the way of drinking and dining in the area, but the trendy terrace at Matto makes a smart stopping-off point.
How to Get There
This Ritz offers exactly what you expect from this chain. The staff were super polite and helpful with over the top service. The property is beautiful and and the rooms well appointed. It can be confusing to find/enter given the lobby is on the 52nd floor.The hotel has a jazz lounge, several restaurants and a great roof top bar on site. The room was luxurious with a combination of hardwood, marble and carpeted floors. The city views were amazing. The bed was comfortable and the room included in-room coffee and honor bar. The bath and shower area were very nice with a rain shower and TV. The gym was nice with several cardio machines, a dumbbell rack and weight machines. It also had a nice indoor infinity pool. This is connected to the IFC mall, near the Pearl tower and a short walk from the river.
超棒的位置，酒廊的服务很细致，作为超级白金会员得到很好的升级，虽然是雾天特别感谢Rickey，Troey 的热情服务。我太太说如Hellen 对小朋友更有耐心点，不要那么凶将会是一次很完美的符合丽思卡尔顿标准的体验。
Special thanks to Rickey and Troey , being Platinum Premier Elite we were taken very good care during one night stay .The upgrated river view suite was aresome. Food in club was good. My wife said it would be an unforgettable Ritz standard staying experience if Hellen in Club lounge can be little big nicer to the baby .It made us miss the wonderful time with other Ritz Properties .
We might not come bacK again with baby.
I think this is one of the best hotels in Shanghai because it is quite new and more importantly the staff is well trained. I went to the Flair bar to have a drink with my family. Gorgeous view!! Thanks to the F&B sales Andy for booking the table for us! Will come back again next time.
My husband and I were in China on business and stayed for a few nights in Shanghai before heading to other destinations. We stayed in the Shanghai Bund Suite and WOW, what a view! This hotel was top notch. Every single detail was to the 9's.
We spent time in the pool and soaked up the view of the Shanghai skyline from the water. We even went to the spa for a massage. It was a great location and right across the street from the Pearl Tower and lots of shopping. We would absolutely recommend this location to anyone traveling to Shanghai.
My ONLY negative about this place was the concierge lounge. It was a bit of a let down. The wine selection wasn't great, the food was sub-par and we felt like that could have had some major improvements. We are used to the JW Marriott concierge lounge and the Ritz Carlton was a major step down in this department. Other than that, we had a wonderful experience.
Me and my family traveled to Shanghai and looked for a nice restaurant to enjoy family time. We found that there is a Michelin one-star restaurant named Jinxuan located in The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Thus I made a reservation via phone call. And Bonnie, who answered the phone and replied my questions with patience politely. In order to make sure everything is fine, I had a tour to Jinxuan with Bonnie. Knowing that we were having a family travel, she gave me couple of recommendations about where to visit and the restaurants on the Bund.Thanks to Bonnie and Jinxuan team, we spent a beautiful night in the restaurant. We’d really like to stay in The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai,Pudong next time!