Wednesday November 20th, 2013 - 9:50AM
HONG KONG—The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is set to open in the former Chinese capital of Nanjing in the first quarter of 2015.
The agreement with Nanjing New Universe Real Estate Development Co, Limited will see The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing open in the designated central business district called Xiejiekou, just 30 minutes from the airport. Nanjing, in Jiangsu Province, sits astride the Yangtze River basin. The district is home to several department stores and luxury fashion houses.
Featuring 297 rooms and 32 suites, the hotel will offer meeting spaces including a ballroom and seven function rooms. Four restaurants and bars will include a Chinese restaurant serving local Nanjing cuisine. A luxury Spa by ESPA will also form a central part of the well-being experience, alongside the indoor pool and fitness center.
"Nanjing represents a strategic growth opportunity for The Ritz-Carlton as we double our growth in China," stated Victor Clavell, VP – Asia Pacific for The Ritz-Carlton. “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.”