Reviving a Golden Era in China's
Most Vibrant City
its early twentieth-century heyday as "Paris of the
East," Shanghai spent decades under lackluster, draconian house arrest.
But as the millennium neared, those drab days retreated
into the history books, and with the return of color came
the return of a luxury hotel scene, whose highlights include
The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai.
most of the city's upscale hotels with extensive conference
facilities, the 578-room Ritz-Carlton doesn't reside in
the commercially minded Pudong business district. Instead,
it inhabits prime space in a retail, dining and entertainment
complex on Nanking Road, right in the center of the city.
It also offers more than just outstanding service and
decorator style. Here you can purchase a pre-WWII Chang
Jiang 750 cc motorcycle at the gift shop, charter the
hotel's own Sheng Rong Guo Ji for a cruise on
the Huang Pu River, or travel around the culinary world, from Summer Pavilion Chinese Restaurant (dim sum
lunches and Cantonese dinners) to Palladio Italian Restaurant
(classic and signature dishes) to Hanagatami Japanese
Restaurant (sushi, kaiseki and teppanyaki).
style in the lobby
and city silhouette
Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai offers facilities for both
corporate and leisure stays. Those in town for work enjoy
access to a 24-hour business center and Club Level accommodations
with a dedicated lounge, concierge and more. One of the
city's largest health clubs is also located here, and
features an impressive indoor pool and squash and racquetball
courts. From a quartet of haute style Presidential Suites
to a bar with its own walk-in humidor, this property sets
the standard for lavish lodgings in Shanghai.