Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Pudong to open 21 June

The Ritz-Carlton hotel group have announced they they will open their second Shanghai property in Pudong on 21 June 2010, that will feature 285 rooms.





The full media release from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Group can be read below:


The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. Opens its
Second Hotel in Shanghai, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong on June 21


CHINA – The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, opening on June 21, will be the
luxury hotel brand’s second property in the city, and its seventh in China.
Located in Shanghai ifc, the prime real estate in Lujiazui financial trade
zone, the hotel and development is the work of architect Cesar Pelli.


“The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai,
Pudong is an integral feature of Shanghai ifc, developed by Sun Hung Kai
Properties, one of Asia’s leading property developers, with proven excellence
in creating world-class mixed-use developments incorporating luxury retail,
office, residential and hotels, as the company’s IFC and ICC in Hong Kong have
demonstrated. It is a great honour for us to partner with Sun Hung Kai to build
and develop this iconic hotel in Shanghai,”
Rainer Burkle, area vice president and general manager.


The 285-room
Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong is Shanghai’s ultimate destination for luxury and
style, and occupies the top 18 floors of the Shanghai ifc South Tower. Opening
in June during the World Expo, the design and style of the hotel is
contemporary, with hints of new interpretations of 1930’s Shanghai Art Deco.
This gives a great sense of place to the hotel as guest rooms and restaurants
embrace magnificent sweeping views over The Bund – the most intact collection
of Art Deco architecture anywhere in the world.


interior designs by Richard Farnell, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong guest
rooms and suites range in size from 50 square meters (500 square feet) to 400
square meters (4,000 square feet), for the palatial Ritz-Carlton Suite and
Chairman Suite. There are three floors of Club accommodation, and each
club room enjoys access to the hotel’s stunning Club Lounge on the 49th level,
which will be open 24 hours a day.


This new
hotel will offer a host of exquisite luxury restaurants and a bar with
unrivalled views over The Bund and the Shanghai skyline. Restaurants include
Aura Lounge and Jazz Bar, Jin Xuan, the fine dining Chinese Restaurant designed
by Steve Leung; Scena Italian Restaurant and Flair Rooftop Restaurant and Bar,
both designed by the world famous Super Potato. Flair is Shanghai’s highest al
fresco dining and wining venue and is destined to be the unique new social
center of Pudong and the city. Featuring more than 2,500 square meters (25,000
square feet) of meeting and conference space on the third level, including a
1,135-square-metre (11,350 square feet) Grand Ballroom, the second largest
ballroom among the city’s luxury hotels, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong can
accommodate large and small meetings and gatherings in sumptuous environment
with world-class technology and facilities underscored by The Ritz-Carlton
legendary service. All meeting space offers floor-to-ceiling windows and
natural daylight.


Located on
the hotel’s 55th floor, and occupying an area of more than 1,500 square meters
( 15,000 square feet), The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA features 10 treatment
rooms, including nine multi-function treatment rooms and a Harmony Suite where
two guests may relax and enjoy treatments together. The Ritz-Carlton Spa by
ESPA combines the essence of ancient and modern Chinese, Indian, European and
Balinese spa cultures and uses luxury ESPA products that harness the best of
nature’s essential oils, botanicals and marine supplements. The exquisite
collection of treatments represents complete care, personalization and the
ultimate in luxury.


diamond-like façade glittering with the vibrancy of the city, Shanghai ifc mall
also boasts opulent interiors framing the most stylish shopping environment and
housing hundreds of world-renowned international branded retails. Guests of The
Ritz Carlton will enjoy direct access to this world leading lifestyle landmark.


“As Shanghai has been experiencing exponential
growth and many multi-national companies have opened in Pudong, we find it
strategically viable for The Ritz-Carlton to be located on both sides of
Huangpu River,”
Burkle explained.While The Ritz-Carlton Portman, Shanghai at Puxi has established its
name over the past decade as the most preferred luxury hotel in the city, I
have no doubt that The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong will prove itself to be
another quintessential business and social centre for domestic and
international travelers alike.”


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