Five Star Spa Spotlight: The Ritz-Carlton Spa Shanghai, Pudong

According to The Forbes Travel Guide, the spa at the Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai, Pudong – a recent recipient of a Forbes Five Star Rating — “looks more luxe spaceship than spa, with futuristic white geometric cutouts and bold red furniture in the reception area.”

Located on the hotel’s 55th floor, the spa features 10 treatment rooms, including nine multi-function treatment rooms and a Harmony Suite for two guests to relax and enjoy treatments together.

Designed by world-renowned interior designer Richard Farnell, the spa at the Ritz Carlton combines striking, modern lines and Art Deco detailing with high-quality finishes in the spa and relaxation areas. Floor-to-ceiling windows in each treatment room offer guests unparalleled views of Shanghai, an experience that that Forbes dubs “out of this world.” There is a 24-hour fitness studio, an indoor pool, a steam room, and a dry sauna.


The Ritz-Carlton Spa “combines the essence of ancient and modern Chinese, Indian, European and Balinese spa cultures and uses luxury products that harness the best of nature’s essential oils, botanicals and marine supplements.”


Among the signature “Experiences” is the Pearl Oriental Treatment, in which, “using indigenous pearl powder, your therapist will lead you through a journey unlike any other. Inspired by the amazing force of pure pearls, this original and symbolic treatment provides your skin with complete rejuvenation.” This treatment includes full body exfoliation, body wrap, back massage, express skin brightening facial and scalp massage.


Another is the Foot Reflexology Ritual, “Far from the common foot massage, this foot ritual exemplifies luxurious pampering for Shanghai’s well-heeled locals. The feet and lower legs are gently exfoliated. Traditional Chinese foot reflexology is combined with a green tea and jasmine flower foot soak that will detoxify and soothe aching feet and legs. A uniquely local and indulging experience.” This treatment includes lower leg exfoliation, foot reflexology, and neck and shoulder massage.


Male guests can enjoy all of the treatment experiences, and The Ritz-Carlton Spa also offers an exquisite selection of treatments designed to help address men’s specific treatment needs and common areas of concern including 90-minute Stress buster; 60-minute Men’s Purifying Facial, Shoulder and Scalp Massage; 60-minute Muscle Relaxer Massage and 40-minute Muscle Reviver.



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