9 Treatment Rooms

The treatment rooms at Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Waldorf Astoria Spa Shanghai are like mini spas. Each comes with its own steam room and rain shower, and the large VIP suite goes beyond with a Jacuzzi, couples steam room, fireplace and private relaxation lounge. All rooms have heated treatment beds, marble vanities, leather couches dotted with throw pillows, and fresh flowers for a pop of color.

Enter the tranquil reception area of the Shanghai spa, located on the third floor of Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund’s new tower, down a short set of marble stairs and two smiling receptionists will greet you from behind a tall desk. Plush chairs adjacent to an Art Deco, marble-topped side table and a display of contemporary Chinese vases on pedestals welcome you to pause for a minute. Just off the reception area is a large relaxation room with thick carpet and comfortable armchairs in a beige and pale celadon color palette. Here, peruse the list of treatments, sip tea and coffee, and nibble on fresh fruit and toothsome desserts from the hotel’s afternoon tea menu.

Waldorf Astoria Spa Shanghai’s philosophy is that wellness is achieved by adapting your life to the five Chinese seasons (fall, winter, spring, summer and late summer). So it fills its menu with seasonal treatments that use both traditional Chinese medicine and modern-day techniques — give yourself a jumpstart with the dian tian healing massage, which uses jade and volcanic stones to help your body’s energy flow.

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