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A 15 percent service charge is applied across the board at The PuLi Hotel and Spa. Don’t worry too much about the fee — it’s actually commonplace among luxury hotels in Shanghai. The hotel also tacks on charges for extra perks, including meals and its car service. If you need a ride from the airport, the car service add-on is worth it; most Shanghai cab drivers don’t know English and need your destination written in Mandarin. Arrange for the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel to have a driver waiting for you outside of the airport holding a sign with your name on it (in English).
You’ll also pay more if you want to indulge in a treatment at Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Anantara Spa. If you do, we suggest opting for one of its tea-focused offerings, such as the Green Tea Purification, which involves a variety of green tea therapies aimed at reviving your mind and body.