Spa + Wellness

Spas with a View




The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA, Shanghai, China

What: A glittering spa on two high floors of the chic Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Pudong, with a steam room, a rock sauna, and an ice fountain. Treatments range from traditional Chinese dry massage to European salt and oil scrubs.

The look: Art Deco-inspired relaxation, treatment, and communal changing rooms, all in white with sparkles of copper gold, as a riff on the traditional Chinese cracked ice motif.

Who goes: Well-heeled expat mothers and fat-cat Chinese tycoons from the booming, factory-sprinkled regions near Shanghai.

The treatment: The outrageously relaxing full-body Yin and Yang Rebalancer includes a facial cleanse and a limb-by-limb deep-pressure rubdown.

P.S.: Make time for ginger tea and biscotti in the relaxation room, with spectacular Bund views.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA
Tel: 86-21-2020-1888
Massages, $59-$160

See more spas on Condé Nast Traveler's 2011 Hot List.

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