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As part of The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong’s turndown service, housekeeping refreshes any flowers in the room and leaves out complimentary bottled water and fruit, a nice touch for weary travelers who arrive at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel parched and famished. (The water isn’t only for drinking; you’ll need it when you brush your teeth, since Shanghai’s water isn’t potable.) The cream throw with pastel olive, peach, pink and rose odd shapes is removed from your bed, as is the light blue bolster and a gold-striped decorative pillow. A laundry bag rests atop the white comforter, the side table light is turned on, white terry-cloth slippers are placed next to the bed and a room service breakfast menu sits on the desk. Housekeeping also replenishes any toiletries and puts out a white mat in front of the glass-door shower. If you tell the luxury hotel you’re coming with kids, the staff will leave an appropriate gift, like bubble bath or candy.