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The best room to stay in at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong is The Ritz-Carlton Suite. It’s the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel’s presidential suite, so you know it comes with top-of-the-line amenities, including a living room, kitchen, dining room for 12, study, bedroom, workout room, walk-in closet and bathroom with its own sauna. An only-in-China perk is a mahjong table that seats four in the living room.
If you can’t spring for the luxury hotel’s presidential suite, a great alternative is the Shanghai Bund Room. Like the other standard rooms, it is well-appointed and outfitted with Art Deco-inspired décor, LCD TVs, and digital panels to control the housekeeping, drapes and lighting (though it’s larger than the rest, measuring 603 square feet). But the view of the Bund from the floor-to-ceiling windows is outstanding. We loved watching the waterfront at sunrise and lit up at night. Right next to the windows is rectangular drawn map pointing out all of the iconic Bund buildings, including the Shanghai Custom House’s clock tower and Fairmont Peace Hotel. It helped us familiarize ourselves with the historic side of the city.