The Best Hotels and Resorts in the World

By Condé Nast Traveler - 2013-10-18T16:40:19Z

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9. Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong

Asia

Readers' Choice Rating: 98.0

Rooms: 99.4

Service: 99.4

Food: 96.6

Location: 97.2

Design: 97.2

"It's the sort of place you dream of staying in." The Pudong hotel fills the top floors of a 58-story financial district building that's a quick walk from the iconic Oriental Pearl Tower. Guests have easy access to high-end shopping and the Metro. Rooms—"the largest and most luxurious I've seen in China"—have views of the Huangpu River and the city's ever-evolving skyline. The lobby's dark woods and chrome are reminiscent of Shanghai's 1930s Art Deco era.

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