To give you an idea of just how good the views are from the Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, the hotel lobby is located on the 52nd floor and the hotel fills up the remaining upper space of this 58-floor building. The four-star property's glitzy rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows for unobstructed views of the dramatic and futuristic Shanghai skyline. Photo courtesy of Ritz-Carlton Shangahi, Pudong
The rooms, however, aren't the biggest draw of the hotel. That honor belongs to the pool. Located on the 53rd level, the pool offers uninterrupted views of the Bund and Huangpu River from indoors, where it's warm enough to swim all year round. You'll also have a Jacuzzi, steam room and dry sauna at your disposal, along with a full-service spa.
The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong sits in the heart of Shanghai's financial district, and has bagged the title of Forbes' Editors Choice Top Business Hotel. It shares building space with the IFC mall, a couture-filled shopper's paradise located within easy walking distance of attractions like the Bund and the Oriental Pearl Tower.
After you've hit the pool, set aside some time to lounge with a drink at the hotel's rooftop bar, Flair, where you can munch on seafood and tapas with the entire city of Shanghai below you.