The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Pudong (上海浦东丽思卡尔顿) | Shanghai, CHINA

We flew First Class with China Eastern Airlines from Shenzhen to Shanghai and that was my only contribution to the trip, I mean, in addition to my great companionship of course (*giggles*). The other travel bunnie had booked a room at The Ritz-Carlton in Pudong, Shanghai for us. It was my first Ritz-Carlton experience and I thought it was appropriate to arrive in style, starting with the transportation.

Having been continuously listed as amongst the world's best hotels for many years by the Condé Nast Traveler, this Ritz-Carlton hotel is absolutely beautiful and so elegantly understated, yet it holds an unmistakeably luxurious presence. Upon our arrival, we were told by the apologetic receptionist that our room was unfortunately not yet ready. Slightly disappointing, yes, but we were offered complementary drinks at the Aura lounge while we waited, which I thought was a nice gesture on behalf of the hotel.

Once the room was ready, we were led to our room by one of the staff who spoke fluent English and she took the time to show us around and explained where everything was.

The room itself was everything I had hoped for and beyond. The moment when I stepped into the room, I gasped at what was in front of my eyes, the Oriental Pearl Tower. It was literally right before my eyes. Along with it, were the sweeping views of the Shanghai Bund.

Traces of Shanghai's 1930s Art Deco era can be seen throughout the room, which includes a beautiful marble bathroom with an oversized vintage clawfoot bathtub as well as a separate rainforest shower.

That night we came back from dinner and a few drinks upstairs at Flair, the room had already been turned down with some delicious chocolates placed by our bedside tables as well as the next day's weather forecast.

The next morning after a scrumptious buffet breakfast at Scena, we took a nice dip in the stunning pool to take in the stunning views the city of Shanghai had to offer. It was a memorable stay at The Ritz-Carlton completed with prompt and thoughtful service throughout.

Bunnies' travel notes:

Bunnies’ Suite Number: 5126 – Club Bund View Room
Number of Rooms and Suites: 285
Swimming pool: Yes
Check-in/check-out times: 2pm and 12pm
Price: $500+ AUD

Hotel Class: 5 Star

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