The Best Views of the Shanghai Pearl Tower: Ritz Carlton Hotel

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Shanghai Pearl Tower

Attracting thousands of tourists, the Shanghai Pearl Tower rises high in the middle of Pudong Park. Sparkling pink and hanging near the clouds, there is one hotel in Shanghai that offers the most incredible views of this tower. The Ritz Carlton Hotel fills the top floors of a 58 story building. In addition to these jaw dropping views, the central location, rooftop bar, and tranquil spa make it a must-stay hotel.

Here is my experience staying at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Shanghai:

Shanghai Pearl Tower: Hotel View

The Hotel

A luxury hotel dreamland, the Ritz Carlton is truly one of the best experiences in Shanghai. Upon arrival I was immediately showered with heartfelt gifts from the staff. For example, a beautiful vintage poster of Shanghai was spread across the plush comforter. On this poster, each employee had written an incredibly thoughtful welcome note. In addition to the gracious words, an elegant arrangement of champagne and sweets were also waiting for me. From here on out the service was outstanding. Somehow, I was always addressed by name. This was an incredible feeling considering the size of this hotel- I felt like royalty!

Other than the remarkable hospitality, the hotel itself was magnificent. Once you walk through the lobby you will immediately notice an elegant mix of the old 1930’s Shanghai with a modern and chic design. Your eyes will be drawn to every piece of vibrant furniture, including hot pink chairs, and hand-selected décor. Bright pinks, purples, and greens are brought together harmoniously throughout the hotel. In my opinion, the Ritz Carlton is one of the hippest hotels in Shanghai. It stands out from the crowd of new properties and Art-Deco styled hotels sprouting up all over the city.

Shanghai Pearl Tower: Hotel Room

Rooms with a View

The vast 285 guestrooms fill the top 58th story building in the heart of Pudong- the city’s emerging commercial center. The room’s panoramic windows overlook the Huangpu River and evolving Shanghai skyline. My favorite moment, was walking into the guest room to find a massive bathtub sitting under an elegant chandelier. This atmosphere crafted for the most luxurious bubble bath with vibrant city views. The night view of the lively Shanghai Pearl Tower is truly marvelous. This is the most luxurious and awe-inspiring view in the city – one you need to see to believe.

Impressively spacious rooms give way to incredible views of the Shanghai Pearl Tower.

Shanghai Pearl Tower

The Rooftop

Offering more incredible views of the Shanghai Pearl Tower, you can be sure to enjoy an extremely innovative cocktail at Flair Rooftop. This rooftop is known as one of the highest al fresco dining venues in Shanghai. Plus, the food is equally as impressive. This rooftop checks all the boxes. Including finely crafted cocktails and an extensive raw seafood bar. Furthermore, it has the most elegant and modern furniture to relax upon while enjoying the view of the city skyline. However, make sure you book a table in advance to enjoy upfront seats.

Shanghai Pearl Tower

The Spa

Relishing in the vibrant nightlife of Shanghai will steer you right into the Ritz-Carlton Spa. A peaceful retreat away from the city commotion. Located on the 55th floor you won’t need to worry about missing those vibrant views of the Shanghai Pearl Tower. With these views slowly mesmerizing you into a catatonic state, you can blissfully relax the day away. My favorite feature of this spa is the indoor infinity pool. An obvious favorite due to the massive panoramic windows opening to incredible views of the city skyline.

Shanghai Pearl Tower: Spa

The Food

Every restaurant placed within the Ritz Carlton is incredible. Due mainly to the height and views afforded to its guests. The rooftop bar, mentioned above, isn’t the only spot to sip on a cocktail while enjoying the views. If you are looking for a cozy and romantic atmosphere, the Scena Italian Restaurant is the perfect spot. Sectioned off VIP areas offer even closer views, taking that romantic experience to another level. If instead, you are looking for the perfect sophisticated evening, look no further than the Aura Lounge and Jazz Bar. Transforming your evening or afternoon tea, this bar will provide some incredible live jazz entertainment. Last but certainly not least, is Jin Xuan. Another leading restaurant serving a brilliant Cantonese-style tasting menu. You certainly cannot choose poorly if you don’t have time to indulge in each of these restaurants. However, you will definitely be back for more!

Shanghai Pearl Tower: Food

Explore the Surroundings

From the panoramic views of this hotel, you are just steps away from exploring the city of Pudong. This once lush agriculture area is right over the Huangpu River from the heart of Shanghai. Now, this area is home to more than 50% of the Fortune 500 companies. This is in addition to being one of the fastest growing commercial and financial hubs. Gawking at the growing skyscrapers could quickly take up an entire afternoon stroll.

Sitting on top of a designer shopping center, it’s hard to leave the Ritz Carlton without treating yourself. The Shanghai IFC Mall offers hours of shopping with over one million square feet of beautifully packaged stores. Adjacent from the mall is the Shanghai Pearl Tower. Go ahead and experience a ground level view of this stunning architecture. However, you don’t need to worry about ascending. You can experience those same views from the comforts of your own bed!

Shanghai Pearl Tower

One of the largest metropolises in the world, Shanghai is a destination to add to your bucket list. Plus, with the majestic views staring out into the Shanghai Pearl Tower and surrounding skyline, Ritz Carlton makes for the perfect home base. Spend your mornings taking Tai Chi in the clouds. Then, enjoy a culinary masterpiece at any one of the towering restaurants. While ending the day sipping on a creative concoction at Flair Bar. Your itinerary and possibilities are endless.

Want to see more adventures in China? Check out my visit to The Great Wall of China.

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Ritz Carlton Hotel in Shanghai, but the opinions expressed in this article are, as always, my own.

Misha Gillingham
Misha Gillingham
Misha Gillingham is the owner and operator of Wildluxe. Fascinated by luxury hotels and all of the details that go into creating that perfect guest experience, Misha focuses her creative efforts on showcasing only the most exclusive properties in the world. Follow along and discover the travel destinations you've been dreaming of.

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