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Sometimes safety takes precedence over style: No rooms or suites at The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai have open terraces. Spectacular views of the city can still be had from every room and suite, but you do have options if you won’t be denied fresh air. Come warmer weather, many opt to spend their free hours swimming and soaking up rays at the outdoor pool — one of the few in Shanghai — and rooftop Terrace Garden. If you’re a fan of alfresco dining, explore outside of the hotel; there are endless outdoor cafés and eateries just waiting for your patronage in all corners of the city. Just ask a the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel's concierge to lead the way. Treating yourself to a coffee, cocktail or meal along the Huangpu River is a must in warmer months.