The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty opens its doors

4 Nov 2013 by Clement Huang

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has opened its first property in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The new hotel in Central Asia is a joint venture between the group and international real estate developer Capital Partners.

Following their successful partnership with The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, both parties have collaborated to build the hotel in Almaty. The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty sits atop the 37-storey Esentai Tower, one of the tallest buildings in Central Asia.

Hotel exterior

The hotel is part of Capital Partners’ Esentai Park development, which will also feature an extensive shopping mall and residential complexes.

Almaty – formerly the capital city of Kazakhstan – is the Republic’s largest city. Located between the Bolshaya and Malaya rivers, it is now a popular business destination, and an economic hive for foreign traders, diplomats and investors, who are attracted by the country’s mineral resources and position as a hub in Central Asia. For an in-depth feature on Kazakhstan's development, click here.

The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty features 145 guestrooms and suites. Accommodation sizes range from 40 sqm for a deluxe room to 240 sqm for The Ritz-Carlton Suite. Guests staying at any of the hotel’s club rooms or suites also have access to the 24-hour executive lounge which offers five daily food and beverage presentations. It also features cocktails and business services for a fee.

Deluxe room

There are four dining options available. Restaurant “All Day Dining” features Mediterranean cuisine, while Aura bar is located on the 28th floor of the hotel and offers an extensive range of cocktails as well as sushi. LT Grill is managed by chef Laurent Tourondel – best known for his “BLT” franchise – and serves his signature streaks, burgers and salads. Finally, the sky lobby bar and lounge on the 30th floor allows guests to enjoy scenic views of the Almaty mountains while tucking into afternoon tea or a signature cocktail.

The hotel also offers varied spa services, including special salt and oriental treatment rooms, saunas and steam rooms. Finally, The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty also has over 929 sqm of meeting facilities.

Other Ritz-Carlton hotel openings this year include new properties in Bangalore (see here), Tianjin (see here) and Chengdu (see here).

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Clement Huang

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