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Ritz-Carlton to Open in Tianjin, China

HONG KONG—The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin is expected to open in mid-2013 and will bring 277 rooms, including 53 suites, to the central business district of the city.

The hotel features a neo-classical style facade designed by the Tianjin Academy of Urban Planning and Design, with interiors created by luxury hospitality designer, Pierre-Yves Rochon.

“The opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin in one of China’s most strategically important cities reflects our desire to meet the growing Chinese appetite for luxury experiences,” said Herve Humler, president and chief operations officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. “The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin represents a major gateway opportunity that will accelerate the recognition of our service commitment to excellence by Chinese guests. It is an exciting time to lead the evolution of bespoke luxury by creating memorable experiences that will stay with them for life.”

The property will showcase four restaurants and bars, the signature of which will be a Cantonese restaurant with 10 private dining rooms, each featuring its own private wine cellar. The popularity of the lifestyle venue, Flair Bar and Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong influenced a sister venue at The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin which will offer Asian tapas, a dedicated whisky bar, and a cigar cellar adjacent to the private room on the Mezzanine level. Flair in Tianjin will also feature nightly lounge music. The Lobby Lounge will embrace the tradition of classical English Afternoon Tea service and a selection of Chinese and British teas, and an all-day dining restaurant with live cooking stations will serve cuisine from Japan, China, and Italy.

The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge for club and suite guests will include a grand fire place room, a library, separate game and entertainment areas, as well as a boutique bar and residential kitchen styling.

Conference spaces will include one of the city’s largest ballrooms, and three additional function rooms, totaling 1,625 square meters of space. The hotel will be fully equipped with an indoor swimming pool, fitness, and spa facilities.

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