After shutting its doors three years ago, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has made a grand comeback to Hong Kong as the world’s tallest hotel. The Ritz-Carlton is towering 490 meters above sea level, providing unrivaled views of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island and the New Territories. It is the fourth tallest building in the world, behind Dubai’s Burj Khalifa (828m), the Taipei 101 Tower in Taiwan (509m) and China’s Shanghai World Finance Centre (492m).
Guests will first experience the modern hospitality by entering the hotel on the 9th floor, where the magnificent Hong Kong skyline is simply a backdrop and in just 52 seconds they will be transferred to the lobby on 103rd floor. The 312 guest rooms and suites occupy floors 106 to 117 with the telescopes available in all the suites for guests to enjoy the breathtaking views to their fullest. The overall design theme of the hotel is inspired by the city’s dynamic culture – a global metropolis at the crossroads of East and West and at the same time rich in entrancing local flavor.
The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong has one of the largest ballrooms in the city at 10,000 sqft. With the color palette that is an ephemeral glow of champagne and amber, the décor of the Diamond Ballroom radiates glamour and is elaborately adorned by a sea of crystal chandeliers and will sure be graced by magical weddings and gala events.
For those wishing to relax and indulge, The Ritz-Carlton Spa features nine deluxe treatment rooms, two couples’ suites and an indoor pool with a whopping 28m x 7m LED screen on the ceiling.
Simon Cooper, President and COO of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company was delighted to be back in Hong Kong and particularly so because of the unique location of the hotel. He also said that the world-class style, design and service will make the hotel the heart and soul of Hong Kong. Take a look at the hotel’s exterior from the helicopter:
Reintroducing the art of hospitality the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong welcomes guests into a sanctuary of refined ambiance and elegance.
by Olga Titarenko,