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The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong offers weary parents the ultimate gift: free babysitting services. Ring the concierge to let him know what time you need a sitter, whether you require an English-speaker, and one will arrive at your door, ready to entertain your children. The service is provided to guests for no additional charge. However, you should know that the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel does not have a playroom, so you should provide toys and activities for your kids. All rooms in the Shanghai hotel come with a DVD player, and the front desk keeps a library of flicks, including a few kid-appropriate titles. If you find the selection lacking, head into the city to find more — DVDs are cheap and easy to buy in Shanghai. The luxury hotel’s pool, which is just under five feet deep, is a another great way to keep kids occupied as well.