Enter The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong Spa by ESPA’s vibrant waiting area and you’ll immediately notice the bold design that breaks away from the typical spa aesthetic (it feels more luxe spaceship than Southeast Asia). White, geometric cutout shelving strikes a graphic note that matches the red leather armchairs. Blond wood floors and faceted white marble reception desks contrast with the gleaming gold accents. Curving mod-style side tables sit next to each of the two armchairs and give you a place to rest your fresh-brewed cup of tea while perusing the spa menu. There’s not much furniture in the modern space, but there’s plenty to take in throughout the Four-Star spa’s striking décor.