Aura Lounge & Jazz Bar @ The Ritz Carlton Shanghai Pudong
- Great View
May 11, 2018
Located on the 52nd floor of the posh Ritz Carlton Pudong, Aura is a smooth and sophisticated lounge and jazz bar home to expertly-poured drinks, sumptuous afternoon tea, and sweeping views over scintillating Shanghai. A brand known the world over for opulent offerings, Aura fits perfectly in the Ritz Carlton portfolio, beginning with its stunning decor. Chic and contemporary with plush carpeting, slick marble, artistic sculptures and swanky light fixtures, the modern splendor is balanced out with Aura’s array of Art Deco touches that take all guests back to the excitement of Shanghai’s golden era in the 1920s and 1930s. The aforementioned light fixtures are always set to low, providing a romantic ambiance and also taking care to allow the splendid views over the Shanghai skyline to take center stage. To pair perfectly with the views, soulful live jazz is crooned in the evening at Aura, and the bar specializes in rose champagne (they stock over 25 varieties), malt whiskies, and classic cocktails (martinis, manhattans, and old fashioneds are particular favorites). And if you are a cigar aficionado, you are in luck, as Aura also stocks shelves of high-end and hard-to-find cigars. For fans of another indulgence – afternoon tea – Aura is always perched at the top of the rankings in Shanghai, providing tiers of bite-sized treats and premium leaves every afternoon.