The Luxe List 2010, China: Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, Shanghai

Shanghai’s second Ritz-Carlton crowns the top 18 floors of the 58-story Shanghai IFC tower in Pudong. The 285-room hotel dazzles with an updated Deco design and stunning views of the Bund. High-tech rooms present a modern take on classic Shanghai glamour, with claw-footed copper bathtubs alongside 42-inch TVs. The jewel-like ESPA offers locally inspired treatments, like the Jade Qi Yun facial. For a taste of the Shanghai high life, join the local glitterati at rooftop eatery Flair, where stylish cocktails and Asian tapas are served up with breathtaking views of the glowing Oriental Pearl Tower and the city below. Back on ground level, the IFC shopping mall contains luxury-brand flagships, trendy restaurants, and direct access to the Metro

Shanghai IFC, 8 Century Ave., Lujiazui; 86-21/2020-1888;; doubles from US$490

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