Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai
Oasis of tranquillity
Located within walking distance of the most exclusive shopping, entertainment and business hubs of Nanjing and Huaihai Roads, this luxury hotel is described an “elegant oasis,” a peaceful refuge in the heart of the bustling metropolis, vibrant downtown Puxi. As with all Four Seasons hotels, service is impeccable and the spacious guest rooms epitomise comfort and luxury. The 37-storey building provides 422 guest rooms and suites, and a whole range of facilities and services, including the Executive Club Lounge on the 37th floor. Qin The Spa is a sanctuary for relaxation and wellness.
Rooms and suites
The Presidential Suite offers a very special brand of luxury on the 36th floor, with panoramic views of Shanghai's skyline and the Puxi district. In beautiful light gold décor, it has a marble-clad foyer leading into two large living areas and a separate study. A kitchen and dining area can seat up to 14 guests for private entertaining. The master bedroom includes all high-tech amenities, and the suite includes a butler's room. Other rooms on floors lower down the building are in differing categories, but all share a common denominator of luxury, with all in-room technology, marble bathroom with deep tub, plush décor, down duvets and pillows, tea/coffee maker, in-room safe, and wired or wireless Internet access.
Qin The Spa
Qin The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai is a sanctuary for relaxation and wellness, a retreat from the bustling city, offering discreet and personalised service. Qin, which is pronounced "chin" and means to "affect deeply," has nine treatment rooms, including two rooms for couples. The menu of 37 spa and beauty treatments includes methods based on traditional Chinese medicine. Qin The Spa also provides a private manicure and pedicure room, a consultation space for acupuncture and a separate area for foot reflexology – a staple of Chinese wellness practices – as well as separate men's and women's saunas, steam rooms, hot whirlpools and a hair salon.
The main entrance to the Spa is located on the fourth floor of the Hotel, and it features a wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling lacquered door of aged elm wood, reminiscent of the enormous imperial palace doors common in the early Chinese dynasties. Inside, you enter a discreetly stylish haven of textured black granite flooring, contemporary Chinese furniture and superb objets d'art. Each treatment room has individually decorated, with trigrams based on the I Ching - eight symbols arranged in a hexagonal shape, which signify the universe's eight defining phenomena: sky, earth, thunder, wind, water (moon), fire (sun), mountain and lake.
Qin The Spa has a total floor area of 762 square metres (8,200 square feet), and it includes a retail area supplying exclusive Qin The Spa products. Developed in Indonesia, these products are designed for use with each of the spa's signature therapies. Products include body scrub, face and body mist, body balm, essential oils and skin and beauty care. All are made using all-natural fruit and herbs, with no artificial colourants.
Si Ji Xuan
Located on the second floor of the centrally located Four Seasons Shanghai, Si Ji Xuan is the perfect spot in which to indulge in delectable Cantonese cuisine and delicious Shanghai classics. A large dim sum menu is available for lunch with offerings such as steamed pork dumplings or Chinese cannelloni with scallops and kale. The dinner menu boasts a large selection of fresh seafood, and the wine list includes a large selection of both Oriental and Occidental wines.
Luxos Recommended Menu:
Barbequed suckling pig
Wok fried lobster with ginger and spring onion
Embrace the ‘barbeque season’ this summer in the Steak House at the Four Seasons Hotel in Shanghai. In a casual yet contemporary dining room, watch as your choice of prime beef is cooked right before your eyes in the restaurant’s open plan kitchen. Most grill options hail from the Australia, a country renowned for their delicious and high quality beef produce. More of a seafood person? The Steak House also offers the freshest seafood such as tiger prawns, whole Maine lobster and grilled Pacific sole. To accompany your choice the Steak House offers a wide selection of appetizers as well as vegetable sides, a salad bar and a fruit and ice-cream buffet.
Luxos Recommends: Mixed Grill – Australian lamb chop & mignon of beef with Cajun scampi & hot mustard butter
Shintaro provides a delicious culinary experience complemented by impeccable service. Open daily for dinner, this charming bistro features an open kitchen serving fresh sushi and sashimi, noodles and rice dishes. The restaurant seats 43 with a private tatami room for eight. All menu items are carefully prepared by the restaurant's talented chefs using fresh local ingredients. Specialties include: Spicy Tuna Tartare, Japanese Green Tea Noodles with Shrimp Tempura and Teriyaki. There is also an "all-you-can-eat" menu, and menus designed specifically for children, up to 8 and 9 and over.
Café Studio is a relaxed and informal restaurant on street level, offering a fascinating view of passers-by on busy Weihai Road. It serves a blend of Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. Its relaxed atmosphere features a show kitchen with pizza oven and rotisserie. A large buffet displays a wide range of dishes every day. An extensive holiday Champagne Brunch features a wide variety of Asian and European fare, accompanied by free-flowing fine champagne.
The Executive Club Lounge on the 37th floor offers an array of complimentary amenities, exclusively for Executive Club guests – a breakfast buffet, cocktails evening hors d’oeuvres, all-day refreshments, pressing, complimentary local calls, 24-hour personalised business and concierge services, one-hour use of the boardroom and separate check-in/out facilities.
The Fitness Centre
The Fitness Centre offers state-of-the-art exercise equipment including free weights, Stairmasters, Lifecycles, elliptical cross-trainers, spinning bicycles and treadmills. Certified trainers are available to help guests maximise their workouts. The cardiovascular fitness room is available 24 hours a day. A variety of classes such as Tai chi and yoga are also available.