Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai and Qin The Spa Awarded Four Stars by Forbes Travel Guide

March 5, 2019,
Shanghai, China

Forbes Travel Guide has recognised Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai as a Four-Star Hotel. Qin The Spa was also named a Four-Star Spa.

Well-known as an independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, Forbes Travel Guide Star ratings are awarded by a team of anonymous professional inspectors who travel the world to assess hotels, restaurants and spas based on 900 objective standards.

Star ratings ultimately emphasise quality of service. Four-Star properties are defined as “exceptional properties, offering high levels of service and quality of facility to match.”

Inspector's highlights:

  • The hotel occupies an ideal location in a quiet residential area that sits at the edge of the city’s commercial and shopping neighbourhood Jing’an, which is a quick walk to the leafy, colonial streets of the former French Concession.
  • Sleek and understated, Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai is a classic business hotel that reflects its Shanghai location with doses of Chinese curios and antiques mixed in with its streamlined, neutral furnishings.
  • Be sure to book time in Four-Star Qin The Spa. Choose from a menu of over 37 spa treatments and beauty therapies inspired by the ancient rites and healing methods.
  • The hotel offers visitors fun, cultural activities such as a photography tour of the city, morning tai chi with a tai chi master, and cooking classes with the hotel’s Chinese restaurant chef.
  • Qin The Spa eschews the standard Balinese-style décor that most spas take on for something much more modern. Walk in and you’ll find a black tile floor, an off-white rug with black lines, red lacquer tables with leather tops and a variegated red marble reception desk.
  • White Chinese lanterns, glowing candles, a bowl of fruit and colourful glass sculptures complete the setup at the Four-Star spa.
  • At Qin The Spa you can enjoy an extensive selection of massages, body treatments, facials and hand and foot care.
  • The Shanghai spa offers gentleman’s pedicures and manicures for the discerning male. The focus of these treatments is to decrease roughness, so moisturizer and cuticle oil are used to soften everything.

"Since opening in 2002, Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai largely catered to a business clientele who wanted to stay downtown but not directly on a major tourist thoroughfare. The Hotel recently underwent a major revamp, with refreshed guest rooms, lobby, ballroom and restaurants, too - it looks every bit the modern luxury hotel that this vibrant, historic city deserves. Grand and spacious, the stylish new lobby manages to feel both contemporary and classic with marble columns, crystal chandeliers and neo-classical architecture,” notes Forbes Travel Guide.