Water's Edge, Shanghai

VERIFIED LUXURY
Sitting on the 85th floor of Shanghai’s tallest skyscraper, Water’s Edge, Shanghai takes pampering to new heights. The modern, sleek spa tucked inside Park Hyatt Shanghai may be small, but that translates to more personalized service — choose what kind of soundtrack you want for your acupressure massage and the type of tea you’d like to drink post-treatment. Of course, the jaw-dropping view overlooking the city from the relaxation lounge and stunning infinity pool is enough of a reason to visit.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
• Both a tea menu and a list of music options (classical, jazz, Chinese, high-energy, etc.) to complement your relaxing spa day treatment.

• Every massage at Water’s Edge, Shanghai is an aromatherapy massage because of the extensive Aromatherapy Associates menu offered at the beginning of your treatment. 

• In each individual treatment room, there are specially equipped beds that can be adjusted to a different height or angle at the press of a button.

• For a pre-treatment soak, navigate to the whirlpool which has powerful spouts to calm any tense muscles.

• The steam room at the Four-Star spa is a treat in and of itself, with a left wall made of imported forest wood from Japan that, when steamed, works to improve circulation and respiration.
Things to Know
• Upon arrival, you are offered a choice of water infused with cinnamon or white grape — opt for the latter. The former has a grainy aftertaste and we couldn’t taste any cinnamon.)

• You are only permitted to use the steam room for 15 minutes, but for that quarter-hour, with quiet drips from the ceiling and a glass wall overlooking the city, you achieve serenity.

• There are no male therapists working at Water’s Edge, Shanghai, so unfortunately you won’t be offered a gender choice. 
The Treatments
• There’s something about Park Hyatt Shanghai that makes you crave simplicity, so the signature massage is a top pick. Therapists use a variety of techniques and aromatherapy oils to loosen up any tension.

• For those who are under constant deadline, as many of the VIP and business travelers staying at the Shanghai hotel are, The Complete Reset treatment is just the ticket for bringing back some balance. The relaxation begins by breathing in soothing mint and lavender Aromatherapy Associates oils, then it’s on to a stress-busting massage that targets the shoulders, neck and hip areas where tension is usually stored.

• The signature facial includes an hour-long purifying and extracting system that leaves skin feeling and looking vibrant, plus a scalp massage and scrub, massage and wrap treatment for hands and feet.

• During the freezing cold winter, the Shanghai Ginger Polish uses a warm body scrub with healing ginger that rids you of flaky winter skin.

• In the summertime, the Citrus Detox Cleanse exfoliates and purifies skin so its smooth and glowing, while massage techniques are used to eliminate toxins.
The Facilities
• When you arrive at Water’s Edge, Shanghai, you are immediately faced with the Park Hyatt Shanghai’s 66-foot infinity pool, which is one of the highest in the world.

• Sit in the tan padded wooden chairs and play a game of checkers or just relax on the loungers that overlook the Shanghai cityscape.

• Overlooking rows of up-and-coming residential homes in Pudong, the locker room breathes simplicity, with a color palette limited to the clearness of the floor-to-ceiling windows and the blond-wood lockers.

• Lockers open up with a key on a signature Tiffany sterling silver horseshoe key chain. The two vanities in the locker room are stocked with an array of Water’s Edge products such as hair spray gel and lens cleansers, along with Nivea energizing face spray and cushy toner pads.

• The wooden pool deck doubles as the renowned spa’s coed relaxation lounge.
Getting There
100 Century Avenue, Shanghai, China
TEL86-21-6888-1234