Created as China’s first urban resort, this stylish hotel is located in Shanghai’s Jing’An district. The striking interiors—all polished tile floors, sumptuous silk wall coverings and contemporary furniture—are accented by reproductions of ancient Chinese household items. The Anantara Spa, which offers a series of tea-based treatments using green, white, rose and chrysanthemum teas that were developed especially for the hotel. The ambience of Zen prevails in the guest rooms as well; many overlook leafy Jing’An Park, a green oasis in midst of Shanghai.
Blue Lagoon Retreat Hotel
Carved into an 800-year-old lava field and surrounded by thermal pools cleaned with the best …