New Ritz-Carlton Hotel to Open in Eastern China in 2015
- Nov 22, 2013
Hong Kong—The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC continues to expand in China, with the opening of a new hotel in the former Chinese capital of Nanjing, in Jiangsu Province.
The company has partnered with Nanjing New Universe Real Estate Development Co. Limited to develop the property, which will be located in the city’s Xiejiekou central business district.
Upon completion in the first quarter of 2015, The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing will feature 297 rooms and 32 suites, as well as extensive meeting spaces, including a ballroom and seven function rooms. Guests will also have access to four restaurants and bars, a luxury spa, an indoor swimming pool and a fitness center.
“Nanjing represents a strategic growth opportunity for The Ritz-Carlton as we double our growth in China,” says Victor Clavell, vice president – Asia Pacific. “Spectacular hotels in prime locations with the right partners will allow us to create even more new and exciting experiences for our global affluent guests.”
With an urban population of 8 million people, Nanjing is the second-largest commercial center in Eastern China, after Shanghai. Located in the lower Yangtze River basin, the city is recognized as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, along with Beijing (the country’s current capital), Luoyang, and Chang’an (Xi’an). Nanjing also hosts many UNESCO heritage sites, including tombs from the Ming dynasty.
Ritz-Carlton’s other properties in China are located in Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou (pictured), Hong Kong, Sanya, Shanghai, Shanghai Pudong, Shenzhen and Tianjin.
Based in Chevy Chase, Md., The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. The company currently operates 83 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean and has more than 30 hotel and residential projects under development around the globe.
The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (in 1992 and 1999). The award originated in 1987 with the purpose of promoting the awareness of quality excellence, recognizing quality achievements of companies and publicizing successful quality strategies.