THE Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company will make a headline for the 4th world tallest hotel in Hong Kong when it opens the world’s tallest hotel in the city in March 2011, at 484 metres high Hong Kong’s tallest building — and the fourth tallest in the world, behind Dubai’s Burj Khalifa (828m), the Taipei 101 Tower in Taiwan (509m) and China’s Shanghai World Finance Centre (492m).
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong which will occupy floors 102 to 118 of the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in Kowloon, a stylish and modern hotel which reflects it’s style and elegance of Ritz-Carlton brand.
“Hong Kong is one of the world’s great cities and we are delighted to be returning with such an iconic and dynamic hotel,” said Herve Humler, president and chief operations officer of The Ritz-Carlton. “Occupying the top 16 floors of the ICC tower in Hong Kong is a truly unique location for a hotel, offering panoramic views across Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island.”
This hotel will have a total of 312 guest rooms providing spectacular city and harbour views. Starting at 50 sq m for a deluxe room, and reaching 365 sq m for the magnificent Ritz-Carlton Suite, all rooms will provide state-of-the-art technology including Wi-Fi, iPod docking stations and stylish flat screen TVs. Club room guests will enjoy the panoramic Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge with complimentary food and beverage presentations 24 hours a day, as well as a dedicated club concierge, work stations, meeting rooms and Wi-Fi.
The interiors for the 312 rooms have been done up by developers Sun Hung Kai Properties along with New York architects KPF. The hotel will also feature 12-room ESPA spa, a 930 square meter ballroom, and a high rise swimming pool on the 118th floor that will have a ceiling made out of LCD screens to stream videos.
In addition, there will be bars and restaurants. A six dining venues starting on the 102nd floor, including state-of-the-art designer Chinese and Italian restaurants. The alfresco rooftop bar will be a truly stunning venue at 490 m above sea level with outstanding views over Hong Kong.
The hotel will present one of the largest ballrooms in the city at 930 sq m complimented by an additional four meeting rooms.
The Espa, located on the 116th floor and consisting of 860 sq m of treatment rooms and relaxation area, will re-define the urban spa experience in the city and across Asia and there is also a fully-equipped fitness centre and an indoor pool on the 118th floor.
(from right to left) Mark DeCocinis, regional vice president, Asia Pacific, and general manager Reggie Kwok, director of housekeeping Ellie Chan, director of human resources The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Photo: Lewis Wong
General manager, Mark DeCocinis, said: “We are pleased with the construction progress so far. We are now focusing on our selection and the training of our ladies and gentlemen. The return of the legendary Ritz-Carlton service to Hong Kong has been anticipated for quite some time now and we are eager to exceed the expectations of our loyal customers. It is indeed heartening to know that our guests are excited with our impending opening as the tallest hotel in the world. Bookings from leisure and business travellers for stays commencing April 1, 2011 onwards have been very encouraging. With a unique product, an exceptional location and the finest ladies and gentlemen, we are all set for our opening in March 2011.”