Shanghai – the largest Chinese city and probably one of the most metropolitan places in the world. Modern skyscrapers, contemporary architectural highlights, the stunning Expo Center, world
There is something in Shanghai that is […] alive – the idea of a city with two different souls, one from today and another from a long time ago, is amazing – Alessandro Michele
With a history dating back centuries, the spirit of tradition merges with modern landmarks and a very cosmopolitan atmosphere. Buzzing. Thriving. A taste of modern China in the world.
River of Life
Referred to as the “Mother River”, the Huangpu River is one of Shanghai’s main landmarks. It divides the metropolis into Pudong and Puxi and serves various purposes: drinking water supply, fishing, tourism, transport and more.
Standing in eye-opening contrast to one another, the eastern area around the river features contemporary architecture and is home to the Finance and Trade Zone. It’s the ultra-modern face that Shanghai shows off. Looking over to the western side, a classic, traditional architectural style characterizes this part of the city. It’s the remainder of centuries of history this city is built on. This is where The Bund – the manicured waterfront, also known as “Waitan” – is situated.
Taking architecture to a whole new level, the two bridges – Yangpu and Nantou Bridges – embrace the Oriental Pearl Tower. From an aerial view, it appears as if two dragons play with that pearl. They are the connectors of tradition and modernity.
Come to witness a natural spectacle during flood season: the tri-color water. This happens as a result of the grey water of the Huangpu River, the yellow (due to sand) water of the Yangtze River, and green waters of the East Sea flowing together.
There is something about Shanghai, a city that not only never sleeps but, more so, always moves – just like the river never stops flowing. Shanghai is alive no matter the time of day and it is incredibly inspiring. Different lights highlight diverse parts of the city, bring new details to the surface that shift your perception of this place and the world in a rapid pace. Here, the creative mind finds a thick, nourishing ground where it can dwell in inspiration.
Welcome to a world you might not have experienced before. One that draws you in and requires every inch of you – so follow along and dive in open-heartedly, open-mindedly.
Shanghai was a waking dream where everything I could imagine had already been taken to its extreme – J. G. Ballard
Even when frozen in a moment of time, visually, the momentum of Shanghai is tangible. As vibrant and eye-catching as the skyline with its many shapes and forms is the life that happens down on the streets and the river. A thriving spirit weaves its way through this urban body, creating that electric aura.
Fine Urban Vistas
Imagine having a chilled drink in your hand after a wonderfully rejuvenating, personalized spa treatment and a refreshing dip in the pool from which the city seems to be at your fingertips; floating above Shanghai. It’s real. Now you’re standing on the rooftop of the Ritz-Carlton in Shanghai’s Pudong, which, in fact, is located in a 58-storey building in the midst of the International Finance Center (IFC). The vitality of the city life is tangible from here, as you look down, after sunset, and glance at the dancing lights of this miraculous city. From here, you can see the Oriental Pearl Tower, the third largest television tower in Asia. Pause for a moment and take it all in; a peaceful minute in the midst of a flourishing city.
And Shanghai is amazing. […] when you’re there in the night with all the lights and all this modernity, it’s like a set in a movie – Berenice Marlohe
Having experienced The Ritz-Carlton myself, I can frankly say that its luxurious appearance offers a wonderful hideaway spot. It’s a place to relax in style – after a busy day out in the city. It’s exquisite, it’s art-deco, it’s contemporary elegance that I personally found very inviting.
For the Taste Buds and the Service
Having an excellent location in the financial district, this hotel got me with the vistas it offers – whether it be the rooms, the bar, or restaurants. And who doesn’t like a good bird’s-eye view of the city?
Dining is a great experience. The Flair Rooftop Restaurant & Bar with its Asian tapas-style dishes and almost
I have never experienced such willingness to help how I did in Asia at large. And Shanghai, in particular, is no exception. Talk about impeccable service: the Ritz-Carlton definitely did not disappoint in any way, I can honestly say that. And one person