The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has opened a 283-room, 31-suite hotel in the northwestern Chinese city of Xian, the provincial capital of Shaanxi province.
Located in the business centre of the city’s Gao Xin District, The Ritz-Carlton Xian has been designed by Hong Kong-based Remedios Studio. Gao Xin District is located in the Xi’an High-tech Zone, a “territory representing the forefront of high-tech industries in Xi’an”, according to a spokesperson for the hotel.
The hotels interiors “pay homage to the architecture, history and culture of Xian through patterned motifs created by local artisans”, Marriott International, the parent company of The Ritz-Carlton, said in a press release.
In-room amenities include 24-hour in-room dining, free wi-fi, a 55-inch LCD TV, a Nespresso coffee machine, a mini-bar stocked with chargeable items, a Bowers & Wilkins T7 bluetooth audio system, an in-mirror bathroom TV and morning newspaper delivery (English-language China Daily and the Chinese-language Hua Shang Daily News, which is a local newspaper serving Xian).
The hotel has five food and beverage outlets: all-day dining restaurant Xian Kitchen; Japanese teppanyaki restaurant Tasuro, which has six live cooking stations an “expansive” selection of sake; Cantonese restaurant Jing Xuan; a Lobby Lounge, which features an outdoor terrace; and Flair, a bar with 180-degree views of the city.
Other key features of The Ritz-Carlton, Xian include a fitness centre with a yoga studio, as well as a spa.
The hotel has over 30,000 square feet of meeting and wedding space, including a junior ballroom with outdoor garden area.
“Affluent Chinese and international tourists traveling to Western China are increasingly seeking enriching experiences, and this opening reflects our continued commitment to provide those travellers with opportunities to explore destinations like Xian,” said Henry Lee, chief operations officer and managing director, Greater China at Marriott International in a press release.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company operates more than 100 hotels in 30 countries and territories. Business Traveller Asia-Pacific reported in April that Bangkok is set to get a Ritz-Carlton in 2023.