The Ritz-Carlton Portman Shanghai

Ritz-Carlton is one of the best hotel brands in the world and it’s hard not to have expectations when you enter their hotels. The Ritz-Carlton Portman was Shanghai’s first luxury hotel when it opened back in 1998 and since then they have tried hard to remain number one in the city. So are they number one in the city? It’s a good question. I had a great stay, and it’s one of the best hotels, but it depends on so many things.

The most important thing in a hotel is the service, and this property delivered great service especially in the club lounge, which I had access.. The second most important thing in a hotel is the room. If you read Tripadvisor, you’ll find disappointing comments on the room, but it depends on which room you’re staying. I stayed in a great recently renovated executive suite, and it was top class. Beautifully designed and comfortable bed.

The facilities is up to Ritz-Carlton standard as well, and it’s a great business hotel. I prefer Park Hyatt and St. Regis in Shanghai, but it depends on your personal preferences. For the business traveller, The Ritz-Carlton Portman is the ideal hotel.

My opinion: Great experience.