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The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai introduces a new level of Spa experience with the opening of Urban Retreat Wellness & Spa

Shanghai, CHINA – April 15, 2013. The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai announces the opening of Urban Retreat Wellness & Spa as part of the hotel’s effort to continuously innovate the Ritz-Carlton experience. From rejuvenating body treatments to luxurious facial therapies, Urban Retreat Wellness & Spa will bring a new level of Spa experience from its commitment in providing a journey back to nature and serenity.

Urban Retreat at The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai offers 3 luxurious treatment rooms highlighting tranquil environment combined with contemporary design of Chinese decor and architecture. With the calming sense focusing on all natural elements in designs and iconic therapies that work on beauty, health and wellness, all treatment rooms are carefully designed to guarantee an urban oasis escape for guests looking for nature’s environment in the middle of the city.

“Urban Retreat shares the same core values as The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai which include commitment to deliver exceptional and unique experiences; we are delighted to be part of The Ritz-Carlton family and to work closely with all the ladies and gentlemen to create memories that will stay with our guests”. says Pansy Chong, general manager of Green Spa and Urban Retreat Wellness & Spa.

To mark the opening of Urban Retreat’s first outlet in Shanghai, a series of signature treatments have been released for guests to experience:

Precious Gems Lifting Facial with Lotus Regenerating Pearl Caviar, a luxurious mini-lifting facial with concentrated lifting ingredient serum from the exquisite Lotus Regeneration Pearl Caviar and lifting massage with precious jade gems wands are ideally primed for perfect results.

Oriental Exotic Spa Journey, a luxurious and unforgettable spa journey of indulgence with oriental natural organic body scrub, softening body wrap and body therapy using aromatic blend of essential oils to soothe the skin and totally relaxing spa experience.

Spa Moments Journey, using moisturizing oil and elements for body and facial treatments this treatment helps to promote a deep moisture on the body, restore lost radiance on the skin complexion and a lifting facial contour.

Harmony by 2, the ultimate subliminal body workout performed by 2 therapists working on a rhythmic harmony to heighten your massage experience. Created to provide a sensory indulgence with the healing power of aromatherapy and tactile therapy.

“We carefully select our products based on purity, potency and proven effectiveness from traditional herbs, plant extracts, aromatic oils, nourishing marine elements and most up to date scientific research in the development of our exotic therapies”, Chong added.

Since established in 2010, Urban Retreat has been awarded with many prestigious awards including “Most Stylish Day Spa 2011” by Spa China, Spa Award and “Best of the Best - New Spa Arrival 2012” by Hurun Report.

Soft opened on April 1, 2013, Urban Retreat at The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai is located on the 6th floor adjacent to the hotel’s popular fitness center. Spa therapies are available from RMB.350.

For more information and reservations, please contact +8621-62897007, 8621-62897778. Business Hours: 10:00-24:00

For media inquiries, please contact:

Delia Wang
Director of Public Relations and Communications
The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai
1376 West Nanjing Road
Shanghai, 200040
Telephone: +86 21 6279 7989
Facsimile: +86 21 6279 8887
Email: delia.wang@ritzcarlton.com