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The First Chi, the spa at Pudong Shangri-La

CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, made its debut in China at Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai, on 26 September 2005. The 800 square-metre haven of tranquility features some of the largest and most luxurious private spa suites in the city, offering guests the ultimate in personal space and timelessness.  In April 2006, it was voted by Forbes.com as one of the world’s TOP TEN Hottest Hotel Spas,and in November the same year, Chi, The Spa at Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai was voted ‘Interior Design of the Year’ by Baccarat AsiaSpa Awards 2006.

In traditional Chinese philosophy, ‘Chi’ represents the universal life force that governs well-being and personal vitality.  CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La is a personal sanctuary where holistic treatments are based on time-honoured methods shared by many Asian cultures.  Luxurious yet down-to-earth, CHI provides a place for personal peace and wellbeing.  Intuitive and skilled therapists with a caring touch rejuvenate the body and soothe the senses.  “Sense of Place” experiences using natural products and authentic treatments provide revitalising, therapeutic benefits.  At CHI, guests will find tranquillity, sincerity and something a great deal rarer – Shangri-La’s special kind of care delivered from the heart.  CHI’s extensive menu offers over 35 specialised body, water, massage and facial therapies.


Like a secluded sanctuary inspired by the mystical legend of “Shangri-La” captured in James Hilton’s book Lost Horizon, CHI is spread out over an entire floor in the new tower of Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai. Each spa experience takes place in one of nine private suites, featuring a “spa within a spa” concept complete with an affinity bath with colour therapy, herbal steam and shower, relaxation lounge and changing, toilet, vanity areas. In addition, there are two hydrotherapy suites.

At Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai, CHI features signature therapies like Chi Balance, Ying Yang Couple’s Massage. At the 2007 Baccarat AsiaSpa Awards in Hong Kong, the ‘Jade Journey’ therapy from CHI, The Spa at Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai was acclaimed as “Spa Treatment of the Year.”  Introduced as a new signature treatment in August 2007, the ‘Jade Journey’ incorporates the Chinese philosophy of releasing blockages in meridian points throughout the body to bring about harmony and balance with the energetic properties of the Jade stone. CHI also invites guests to indulge in memorable spa rituals lasting between two to five hours – Enchanted Journey, Indulgence of Time and Paradise Found.  

CHI, The Spa at Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai is the first CHI within Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ group to introduce the unique ‘Crystal Energizing Facial’. This series of pampering treatments employs the power of gemstones scientifically blended in the cream to treat skin with crystal wands for optimum results. A real treat not only for the skin, but also for the well-being of soul, mind and body. 


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