CHENGDU, China—Chengdu’s newest hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Chendu, opened its doors today, marking the official arrival of the luxury hospitality brand in South Western China.
Towering above Tianfu Square, the 353 room property will be the ninth in China for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and the 19th in Asia Pacific. With interior design inspired by traditional Chinese courtyard homes, oriental motifs have been blended into a contemporary luxury hotel.
“We are delighted to be opening our first hotel in Chengdu, an important gateway city in one of the world’s fastest growing travel destinations in south west China,” said Herve Humler, president and chief operations officer of The Ritz-Carlton. “The city has true international appeal, attracting visitors from all over the world for business or pleasure. We are delighted to play our part in helping put this vibrant destination on the map for discerning luxury travelers.”
Guests who have reserved one of 113 Ritz-Carlton Club level rooms or 55 suites will experience China’s only dedicated Club level personal butler services during their stay. The Ritz-Carlton Club Level provides an exclusive concierge, private check-in, and five food and beverage services throughout the day.
Designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates, The Ritz-Carlton Spa draws inspiration from Chengdu’s position along the Ancient Silk Road with a contemporary twist. Utilizing materials that include indigenous woods, metals, marble, and the trade route’s namesake silk, the designers have created spaces which combine modern Chinese luxury with local culture. The spa has ten treatment rooms including two couples’ suites. The spa also includes a beauty salon and a fitness center built around a 25-meter indoor swimming pool equipped with an underwater music system.
With 1,700 square meters of event space, The Ritz-Carlton can cater to a broad range of upscale meetings and events for up to 900 guests with its two versatile ballrooms and seven meeting rooms.