“Oriental Pearl” Introducing The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong’s Meeting of the Senses
The finest quality natural pearls have been highly valued as gemstones and objects of beauty for many centuries. Because of this, a pearl has become a metaphor for something rare, fine admirable and valuable.
During the 1920s and 1930s Shanghai’s industrial and financial power increased greatly; it was a hub for new art, and the architectural style at the time was modeled after British and American design. Shanghai became known as “The Paris of the East” and “The Oriental Pearl”.
Nowadays, Shanghai is the financial and commercial center of mainland China, but still remains famous for its rich heritage. Located in the heart of Lujiazui, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong overlooks the stunning Oriental Pearl Tower, which is a Shanghai landmark.
Based on three ideas above, the “Oriental Pearl” meeting experience was created and designed to capture the local heritage and modern location, enriching the life of each attendee by producing extraordinary events at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong.
As the distinctive skyline of Shanghai becomes more futuristic by the day and the forward-thinking city progresses, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong invites meeting guests to embrace its legendary history with a new immersive “Oriental Pearl” meeting experience.
Balancing modern luxury with the glamorous, art deco design inspired by the roaring 1930s, the hotel is the perfect place for your meeting guests to learn about Shanghai’s legendary history and gain insight into its bright future.
This “Oriental Pearl” journey starts with a welcoming Gong Ceremony and sunset cocktail reception. Two coffee breaks with the themes of “Golden 30s”and “Shikumen taste” offer you a taste of the past and present, and “The Bund” Chinese lunch will introduce the best seasonal ingredients along with an iconic view of Shanghai. A private morning Tai Chi class with a famous Chinese Tai Chi Master will be arranged at Flair, the highest rooftop terrace in China. An “Embracing Ye Shanghai” cruise dinner will round-off the whole experience.
MOOD BOARD: GONG CEREMONY AND SUNSET COCKTAIL RECEPTION
In ancient times, people would only know the time from the chiming of a gong. A Gong Ceremony will be held in Aura at sunset, and a lady in a qipao will strike the gong in the traditional way. Enjoy the skyline of the city stretching along both sides of the HuangPu River and embark on an entertaining expedition in preparation for your meeting. A Sunset Cocktail Reception offers our Fusion Shanghai Menu.
MOOD BOARD: GOLDEN 30S COFFEE BREAK
In the 1930s, wealthy Shanghainese would always dress well, play mahjong and enjoy afternoon tea together. The Golden 30s Coffee Break offers afternoon tea in Shanghai style to take you and your guests back to 1930 in a modest yet sumptuous ambiance.
MOOD BOARD: SHIKUMEN TASTE COFFEE BREAK
Shikumen is Shanghai’s traditional stone gate architecture, and there is sure to be a range of local delicacies inside. It’s a memory for every Shanghainese. The Shikumen Taste Coffee Break presents traditional Shanghai dim sum. Embark on an entertaining expedition through the city.
MOOD BOARD: THE BUND LUNCH
Housing 52 buildings of various architectural styles, The Bund was initially a British settlement. Today, it remains one of the richest collections of Art Deco architecture in the world and looks the same as it did 100 years ago. The concept of The Bund Lunch is to offer the best seasonal ingredients and the most iconic view in Shanghai.
MOOD BOARD: TAI CHI IN THE CLOUDS
Tai Chi is a 400-year-old form of Kung-fu combining traditional martial arts and modern exercise, and encourages harmonious mental and physical balance. It’s very popular among local people in parks and on The Bund every morning. Taking part in a private morning Tai Chi class with a Chinese Master at Flair, the highest rooftop terrace in China, offers meeting guests the perfect way to stay healthy and refreshed.
MOOD BOARD: EMBRACING YE SHANGHAI DINNER
The Bund reminds of old Shanghai, and the Pudong skyline showcases a modern city. Conclude the day with an enchanting dinner cruise along the Huangpu River enjoying both views which represent the rich past and vibrant present of this city. Guests can unwind beneath the breathtaking Ye Shanghai, which means Shanghai at night.
MEMORIES YOU CAN KEEP FOREVER
All amenities prepared for pre-arrival, the event and a fond farewell will create meaningful memories for guests.