The Ritz-Carlton Spa Shanghai, Pudong

Shanghai's futuristic spa sanctuary
When you step into The Ritz-Carlton Spa Shanghai, Pudong, it looks more luxe spaceship than spa, with futuristic white geometric cutouts and bold red furniture in the reception area. 

But you’ll come back to Earth with its well-curated selection of massages, nail services and facials, including four treatments developed specifically for men. With a 24-hour fitness studio, an indoor pool, a steam room and a dry sauna, relax and let the stress melt away.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Enter the hotel spa’s vibrant waiting area and you’ll immediately notice the bold design that breaks away from the typical spa aesthetic.
  • One feature that’s out of this world is the gorgeous Pudong cityscape view from every room in the 55th-floor spa.
  • Fresh-brewed tea is served for spa-goers as a pre-treatment refreshment; one could say the tea session is the first stage of winding down.
  • The crystal steam room and dry rock sauna are perfect for sweating out impurities. Follow up the thermal delights with a cool down session in the ice fountain.
  • The immaculate robes are so comfortable that you’ll be tempted to make some room in your suitcase.
Things to Know
  • If you’re staying at the hotel, you’re invited to get comfortable a little sooner and come down in the robe and slippers provided in every room.
  • In addition to robes, slippers and towels, you’ll also find sandals with traction in the locker room — so you can skip slipping and sliding around the pool area.
  • The spa invites you to arrive 60 minutes before your treatment to take advantage of the locker rooms’ sauna, steam room and ice fountain.
  • There are no male therapists at this Shanghai spa, but you’ll have your pick of a handful of female technicians. 
  • Spa guests must be age 16 or older. Hotel guests with small children can still enjoy your spa treatment — take advantage of the Ritz-Carlton’s free babysitting service. 
The Treatments
  • Jade Qi Yun is one of the luxury spa’s most recommended treatments. It includes a deep-cleansing back exfoliation and aromatic oil massage along with a facial that uses jade rollers to increase circulation. It all ends with a heavenly scalp massage.
  • Ideal for flaky, dry skin, the Moisture Boosting facial uses gentle cleansing, exfoliation and a moisturizing mask.
  • For those with limited time, the ESPA shoulder, neck and scalp massage is always a fitting service. This quick 30-minute massage puts you on the fast track to relaxation after a long flight and helps to ease headaches and neck pain.
  • The salt and oil scrub banishes dry skin thanks to a combination of sea salts and essential oils used to scrub you from top to toe.
  • Found on the men’s menu, the Muscle Reviver treatment pampers with a relaxing back, face and scalp massage ideal for jet-lagged travelers.
The Facilities
  • Treatment rooms are white all over — tub, tables, floor, towels — but feel sleek and modern rather than clinical. 
  • The locker rooms and relaxation lounges fit in with the Five-Star spa’s modern design.
  • Gleaming lockers and a blond wood and white color scheme make the locker rooms feel fresh.
  • In the light-filled relaxation lounge, you can munch on mini biscotti or fruit, sip bottled water and sink into supple, white easy chairs.
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Getting There
8 Century Avenue, Shanghai, China
The Ritz-Carlton Spa Shanghai, Pudong
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