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A Shanghai Lounge That Transitions from Day to Night

A cascading curtain of glass, rich jewel tones and art deco motifs exude the glamour of 1920s Shanghai at The Ritz Bar & Lounge. Taking guests from morning to evening, the bar features light breakfast and lunch fare followed by the signature Afternoon Tea. Come night, the sounds of cocktail shakers mix with that of live music to set the mood for craft beverages that champion Chinese influences and fresh ingredients.

Designed by Gensler, a famous integrated architecture design firm, the Ritz Bar & Lounge makes a dazzling impression as guests enter the refurbished hotel lobby. Inspired by Shanghai’s glamorous 1920s and ‘30s and the exotic mood of “Ye Shanghai, Night Shanghai”, the lounge is decorated in gem tons of soft turquoise and jade with seductive glints of deep bronze and gold. A four-story-high ceiling cascades into a dramatic curtain glass wall beneath which stands a chic island bar. Art Deco motifs and contemporary design elements are mixed and stirred with the flair that is characteristic of Shanghai, Pearl of the Orient.

The Ritz Bar & Lounge is styled for different moods and occasions from early morning until late evening. In the morning, guests find it an elegant spot for breakfast business meetings and light lunches. The Ritz Bar & Lounge then becomes an alluring venue to indulge in the romantic Ritz-Carlton tradition of high tea, with dainty sweet and savory treats paired with fine teas and a choice of organic coffee. The sound of cocktail shakers and live musicians set the scintillating mood as guests relax after the day.

The Ritz Bar & Lounge presents a dramatic transformation for The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai and will stand alongside the city’s finest independent cocktail bars and afternoon tea lounges. Shanghai has never had a five-star lobby bar of this scale, design and central location. The Ritz Bar & Lounge is sure to be a signature Shanghai destination for travelers and residents alike.