Marriott International has announced the opening of its first Ritz-Carlton property in Astana.

Located in a development near the Bayterek Tower monument, the Ritz-Carlton Astana has 157 rooms, including 32 suites and 27 residences, three restaurants, a spa and a club lounge on the 14th floor which offers private check-in, a dedicated concierge, and complimentary food and drink.

Rooms start at 40 sqm, accommodating up to four people, with the option for a rollaway bed and a connecting room upon request. All come with a walk-in closet, coffee and tea making facilities, a work desk, plus a marble bathroom with heated floors, a rain shower and separate bath tub, Asprey toiletries and terry robes. Suites range in size from 75 sqm to 270 sqm and have complimentary club lounge access.

The hotel’s spa has a 24-hour gym, a swimming pool, dry and steam saunas and a Jacuzzi. For meetings, planners have the option of two boardrooms and three meeting rooms with video conferencing facilities and a 1,000 sqm ballroom.

Commenting on the opening, president and COO of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Hervé Humler said:

“We are excited to be launching The Ritz-Carlton in this flourishing capital and can’t wait to help our guests discover what made The New York Times call Astana one of the 52 places to visit in 2017.”

“With the highly anticipated international exposition, Astana EXPO-2017, expected to draw 3 to 4 million visitors to the city this summer, there is no better time to introduce The Ritz-Carlton, Astana and showcase this as a destination with a bright future,” he added.,