The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu, will open in the summer of next year and become the luxury hotel operator’s first flag in Southwest China.
The property will be located in Tianfu Square – one of the city’s largest commercial districts – and can be found in the R&F Tower developed by Guangzhou-based R&F Properties – one of the biggest in China. The hotel will have 353 rooms, including 55 suites.
The club and suite level’s club lounge will have five different dining presentations, and guests on this level can enjoy free car transfers around town, in-room check-in and personalised stationery.
Food and beverage offerings will consist of three restaurants: one of Cantonese cuisine with eight private dining rooms; Flair – the sister lifestyle restaurant and bar of The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong; and an all-day dining restaurant.
Meeting spaces will include one grand ballroom and junior ballrooms as well as seven additional meeting rooms, totaling 1,716 sqm. The hotel will also feature an indoor swimming pool, and fitness and spa facilities.
“The opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu sees the company continue on a path that will double its China footprint in the next three years. Chengdu is the key economic, transport and communication hub in Western China and is one of the world’s fastest growing cities in the world today,” said Herve Humler, president and chief operations officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
“We have created a major landmark in the rapidly growing city of Chengdu and the opening of The Ritz-Carlton will complete one of the most significant projects the city has ever seen,” said Li Sze Lim, chairman of R&F Properties – the company that owns the building where the new hotel is to be located.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company currently has eight properties across China, in cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Other Chinese cities the brand is adding to its portfolio include Wuhan and Dalian (see story here).