Waldorf Astoria Spa Shanghai

Enter the tranquil reception area of the Waldorf Astoria Spa Shanghai, 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.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • 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).
  • The holistic treatments listed on the spa menu typically incorporate traditional Chinese medicine, modern-day techniques and ultra-luxe products including skincare from Natura Bissé.
  • In addition to the massages that the Shanghai spa always provides, there are seasonal offerings around Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year and other holidays throughout the year.
  • Give yourself a jumpstart with the dian tian healing massage, which uses jade and volcanic stones to help your body’s energy flow.
  • Almost all of its treatments can be had side by side in the VIP spa suite, which accommodates two. 
Things to Know
  • While the hotel spa’s staff will do its best to get you a same-day appointment, its best to reserve your slot at least 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Appointments can be made by email, online, over the phone or in person.
  • We suggest arriving more than 40 minutes early to take advantage of the immaculate facilities and refreshments.
The Treatments
  • Among the spa’s top massages is the 80-minute bamboo service, in which a warm stick of bamboo is used to rub away muscle tension, aches and pains.
  • Those suffering from jetlag should book the Shirodhara and scalp massage. Shirodhara is an Ayurvedic treatment in which warm liquids are poured over the forehead (or third eye).
  • The 50-minute men’s recharge service is a deep-tissue massage aimed at loosening up muscles tense and sore from sports and stress.
The Facilities
  • In the rooms, you will find petite leather couches with throw pillows, midcentury-style round wooden tables, and fresh flowers. 
  • Treatment rooms at this decadent sanctuary are basically mini spas within a spa. Each space comes with its own steam room and rain shower.
  • The spacious 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.
Getting There
No.2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, Huang Pu District, Shanghai 200002, P.R. China
Waldorf Astoria Spa Shanghai
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