The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong has opened as the world’s highest hotel off the ground.
Located at the top of the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in Hong Kong, occupying floors 102 to 118 and with its hotel lobby 1,394 feet off the ground, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is the newest addition to the brand’s growing global portfolio of 75 luxury properties and its 16th hotel in Asia.
“The opening of this landmark hotel in Hong Kong is the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication to delivering the very best product, facilities and service in this international gateway city,” says Herve Humler, president and chief operations officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
“Partnering with Hong Kong’s premier developer, Sung Hung Kai Properties, we have been able to create something truly spectacular to welcome our guests not just to the highest hotel in the world, but also to one of the very best hotels in the world. We are taking luxury to new heights in every sense,” says Humler.
Contemporary interiors by Singapore’s LTW set the scene for this modern hotel set in the heart of Hong Kong. Spectacular views of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline as the backdrop to the hotel. Guests are welcomed into the arrival lobby on the 9th floor before being transported up to the hotel lobby on the 103rd floor where panoramic views over Hong Kong await them.
The hotel’s 312 guest rooms all offer spectacular city and harbour views. Starting at 530 square feet for a Deluxe Room, and reaching 3,920 square feet for the Ritz-Carlton Suite, rooms provide WiFi, iPod docking stations, blu-ray DVD players and flat screen TVs.
In addition, Club room guests can enjoy the panoramic view from The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge with complimentary food and beverage presentations 24 hours a day. The Club also gives guests access to a dedicated Club Concierge, work stations, meeting rooms and WiFi throughout.
The hotel’s six dining venues have been created by major names in restaurant design, including Japan’s Spin Design Studio and Wonderwall. The hotel offers three restaurants on the 102nd floor, including Tin Lung Heen, which is a Chinese restaurant serving refined Cantonese cuisine; Tosca, an Italian restaurant which offers Southern Italian Cuisine with an open kitchen; and The Lounge & Bar, which features crystal fire pits.
In addition, there is a chocolate-themed lounge named The Chocolate Library on the 103rd floor and a patisserie located on the 9th floor.
Ozone is located on the hotel’s 118th floor. Offering contemporary Asian tapas, its own cocktails and a wine list, Ozone has bar and restaurant seating in zoned sections and the world’s highest al fresco terrace, where guests can take in spectacular views over the city.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA is located on the 116th floor and features nine deluxe treatment rooms and two couple’s suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views. The hotel also features a fully equipped fitness centre and an indoor infinity pool overlooking the Victoria Harbour on the 118th floor with a 92-foot by 23-foot LED screen on the ceiling which can display images and videos.
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong has one of the largest ballrooms in the city, at 10,000 square feet. Decorated with a sea of crystal chandeliers, the décor of the Diamond Ballroom is suited to weddings, meetings and gala events. The ballroom is complemented by an additional four meeting rooms and has a total of 14,000 square feet of meeting space.
In the podium of the ICC, the 1 million-square-foot Elements shopping mall offers some of the finest shopping in Hong Kong with luxury brand names featured throughout the location. The ICC will also host an Observation Deck, Sky100 on the 100th floor and will offer direct connections to Hong Kong International Airport in 20 minutes and Central in five minutes. The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is strategically located at the heart of the city.
For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc.
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