What: A glittering spa on two high floors of the chic Ritz-Carlton Shanghai in 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.