Ritz-Carlton Returns to Hong Kong

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 29 March 2011

[HD video below] Ritz-Carlton officially returned to the vibrant city of Hong Kong today, after an absence of just over three years.

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, one of  the worlds highest hotels, is located at the very top of the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in Hong Kong, occupying floors 102 to 118.

 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 hotels 312 guest rooms all offer spectacular city and harbour views. Starting at 50sqm for a Deluxe Room, and reaching 365sqm for the Ritz-Carlton Suite, rooms provide state-of-the-art technology including 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 hotels six dining venues have been created by some of the biggest names in restaurant design, including Japans Spin Design Studio and Wonderwall. The hotel offers three restaurants on the 102nd floor, including Tin Lung Heen, which is a Chinese restaurant serving Cantonese cuisine. Tosca, an Italian restaurant which offers Southern Italian cuisine with an open kitchen and the stylish 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 named Pastry Gems located on the 9th floor.

Perhaps the jewel in the crown is Ozone located on the hotels 118th floor. This sleek, stylish and contemporary restaurant and bar is aiming to set a new benchmark for Hong Kongs social and dining scene. Offering contemporary Asian tapas, signature cocktails and a stylish wine list, Ozone has bar and restaurant seating in zoned sections and the worlds highest al fresco terrace where guests can indulge in the incredible views over the city.

 The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA is located on the 116th floor and features nine deluxe treatment rooms and two couples suites all with floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic view.

The hotel also features a fully equipped fitness centre and an indoor infinity pool overlooking Victoria Harbour on the 118th floor with a 28m x 7m LED screen on the ceiling that can display images and videos.

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong has one of the largest ballrooms in the city at 930sqm. This is complemented by an additional four meeting rooms, giving a total of 1,300sqm of meeting space.

In the podium of the ICC, the one million square foot Elements shopping mall offers some of the finest shopping in Hong Kong with luxury brand names featured throughout this world-class location. The ICC will also host an Observation Deck, Sky100 on the 100th floor and offer direct connections to Hong Kong International Airport in 20 minutes and Central in five minutes.

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, said Herve Humler, president and chief operations officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Partnering with Hong Kongs 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.

Interview with Mr. Mark DeCocinis, Regional Vice President and General Manager - The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

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