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Old Posted Aug 29, 2011, 9:31 PM
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Ritz-Carlton Signs Two New Hotels in China

Ritz-Carlton has signed agreements with the Shanghai Greenland Group, one of China’s premier property developers, for the development of two new Ritz-Carlton hotels in China - The Ritz-Carlton, Wuhan and The Ritz-Carlton, Dalian.

The Ritz-Carlton, Wuhan will be located at the top of the 606-meter-high Wuhan Greenland Center, while The Ritz-Carlton, Dalian will occupy floors 64-81 of the 518-meter-high Dalian Greenland Center.

The agreement will see The Ritz-Carlton with 13 hotels in China by 2017.

Herve Humler, The Ritz-Carlton president and chief operating officer, said, “We are delighted to be working with such dedicated and ambitious partners as Greenland on these two stunning hotels. These buildings will set the stage for stylish and contemporary Ritz-Carlton hotels in these two major Chinese cities. The Ritz-Carlton has long been known in China as the leading provider of luxury lifestyle experiences, and these hotels will allow us to showcase our product to a wider audience in China and show that we really do take luxury to new heights.”

Scheduled to open in 2017, the 330-room The Ritz-Carlton, Wuhan will be located in the center of the Wuchang Binjiang CBD. MICE facilities will include more than 2,500 square meters of meeting space, while those looking to relax will be able to take advantage of an heath club, pool and spa.

The hotel will offer a choice of dining options and bars including an 170-seat three-meal restaurant and 150-seat Chinese restaurant which will feature 12 private dining rooms and will focus on world-class regional cuisine. The hotel will also have a lobby lounge capable of hosting 70 guests and a 50-seat Ritz-Carlton Bar with views over the city. In addition to these restaurants, the hotel will offer a selection of food and beverage options on the 119th floor of the hotel which will be at the very top of the building and encased in a glass dome were dinners can enjoy their meals at an elevation of 545 meters.

Located in the heart of Dalian’s Donggang CBD, the 300-room Ritz-Carlton, Dalian will form part of a mixed-use development and will offer a variety of restaurants bars and other facilities to its guests.

The hotels will further strengthen the relationship that Marriott International – the parent company of The Ritz-Carlton – has with Greenland, which already owns three hotels with the company.
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