The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin, Officially Opens in Historical Heart of the City, ‘The Port of the Emperor’

Guests To Enjoy Art Deco Destination Experience in North East China

Images provided by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel company L.L.C.

After much anticipation, The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin ( No. 167 Dagubei Road, Heping District, Tianjin, China 300040, www.ritzcarlton.com/tianjin), the newest luxury hotel in North East China opened its doors officially bringing unparalleled luxury service and accommodation to Tianjin, ‘The Port of the Emperor’. The art deco style property is a landmark 10th property in China for the luxury hotel operator.

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin sits at the historical heart of the former British concession and modern downtown business The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin logodistrict by the Haihe River. The property takes its architectural inspiration from the neo-classical style of the early 20th century with stately hotel rooms arranged around an expansive courtyard in the European tradition. The distinctive architectural medley of the “Five Avenues” and the shining towers of the city’s Central Business District offer a perfect base from which to seek out professional success and personal inspiration in Northeast China.

The opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin in one of China’s most strategically important cities reflects our desire to meet the growing Chinese appetite for international luxury hospitality experiences,” said Herve Humler, President and Chief Operations Officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. “The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin represents a major new destination opportunity that will accelerate the recognition by the luxury Chinese guests of our service commitment to create memorable experiences that stay with guests for life.”

The stunning interiors with high ceilings and expanses of marble mirror many of the palaces of Europe and the walls feature hand painted murals of traditional European scenes and Chinese imperial paintings with elegant soft furnishings that create a sense of history and place. With a 1,050 square meter versatile Grand Ballroom and a unique courtyard in the tradition of Europe’s palaces, corporate meetings, events and weddings can be crafted into unique experiences that guests will long remember after each event is past. The landmark Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin is 30 minutes from Tianjin Binhai International Airport and just 30 minutes from China’s capital, Beijing, by high speed train.

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Featuring 277 luxurious art deco guestrooms and 53 suites, ranging from 50 to 410 square meters, created by luxury hospitality designer, Pierre-Yves Rochon, leisure and business travelers alike will enjoy the refined elegance of the comfortable chandeliered rooms, many complete with buttressed stone outdoor balconies and charming views of downtown Tianjin.

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin Lobby

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin Lobby

Stylish, comfortable and spacious, The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin’s rooms reflect the city’s rich multicultural history. Ranging from 50 to 410 square meters in size, each guest room and suite offers charming downtown views; attentive personalized service and exclusive amenities. Each room features high-quality LCD televisions and Blu-ray Disc players in addition to touch-panel environmental controls; Ritz-Carlton signature linens and featherbeds and Purple Water luxury bath amenities by storied British luxury house Asprey. Guest Room Features & Amenities includes:

  • Twice-daily housekeeping and evening turndown service
  • 24-hour in-room dining selections
  • Fully-stocked honor bars
  • 46-inch LED TVs
  • Blu-ray Disc players
  • Ritz-Carlton Signature linens and featherbeds
  • Touch-panel environmental controls
  • Walk-in closets in suites
  • Purple Water luxury bath amenities by Asprey of London
  • Bathroom TVs
  • Lighted makeup mirrors, hair dryers and scales
  • Plush terry robes
  • High speed wired- and wireless internet access
  • Computer data port and fax hook-ups
  • Multi-line telephones with voicemail
  • In-room safes
  • Morning wake-up service with coffee or tea in Ritz-Carlton Club® rooms and suites
  • Complimentary morning newspapers
  • Complimentary overnight shoeshine service
  • Concierge service
  • Babysitting service
  • Multilingual staff
  • On-site floral artist
  • “One-stop” meeting and wedding services

Deluxe Room

  • 50 square meters/538 square feet
  • Imported Sealy mattress with feather bed, down pillows/throw and 400-thread-count Frette linens
  • Spacious bathroom with separate bathtub and shower
  • Walk-in closet
  • 46-inch LED TV with Blu-ray Disc player
  • Tivoli music system
  • Complimentary wired- and wireless high speed internet access

Premier Room

  • 50 square meters/538 square feet
  • Imported Sealy mattress with feather bed, down pillows/throw and 400-thread-count Frette linens
  • Spacious bathroom with separate bathtub and shower
  • Walk-in closet
  • 46-inch LED TV with Blu-ray Disc player
  • Tivoli music system
  • Complimentary wired- and wireless high speed internet access

The Ritz-Carlton Club® Level provides guests with a bespoke hospitality experience in an exclusive “hotel within a hotel”. In addition to The Ritz-Carlton’s legendary personalized service, Club Level guests enjoy 24-hour access to The Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge, featuring:

  • Five daily food and beverage presentations including a traditional English Afternoon Tea
  • A wide selection of international periodicals
  • Semi-private work stations equipped with Macintosh personal computers and secretarial services (including printing, copying, facsimile and courier dispatch)
  • A resourceful Club Concierge ready to provide personalized suggestions and assistance with local arrangements
  • Two hours’ complimentary use of a Club Lounge meeting room per guest stay (subject to availability)
  • Complimentary pressing for four apparel items per stay
  • Complimentary Mercedes-Benz S-Class transportation to nearby destinations
  • Personalized stationery and business cards
  • Private check-in and check-out

Club Room

  • 50 square meters/538 square feet
  • Imported Sealy mattress with feather bed, down pillows/throw and 800-thread-count Frette linens
  • Spacious bathroom with separate bathtub and shower
  • Walk-in closet
  • 46-inch LED TV with Blu-ray Disc player
  • Bang & Olufsen surround sound system and iPad 4
  • Tivoli music system
  • Complimentary wired- and wireless high speed internet access
  • 24-hour access to The Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge, featuring five complimentary food and beverage presentations daily

Club Executive Suite

  • 105 square meters/1,129 square feet
  • Imported Sealy mattress with feather bed, down pillows/throw and 400-thread-count Frette linens
  • Spacious bathroom with separate bathtub and shower
  • Walk-in closet
  • 46-inch LED TV with Blu-ray Disc player
  • Bang & Olufsen surround sound system and iPad 4
  • Tivoli music system
  • Complimentary wired- and wireless high speed internet access
  • 24-hour access to The Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge, featuring five complimentary food and beverage presentations daily

Club Garden Suite

  • 175 square meters/1,883 square feet
  • Imported Sealy mattress with feather bed, down pillows/throw and 400-thread-count Frette linens
  • Spacious bathroom with separate bathtub and shower
  • Walk-in closet
  • 46-inch LED TV with Blu-ray Disc player
  • Bang & Olufsen surround sound system and iPad 4
  • Tivoli music system
  • Complimentary wired- and wireless high speed internet access
  • 24-hour access to The Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge, featuring five complimentary food and beverage presentations daily

Guests choosing Luxury Suites at The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin will enjoy the entire range of standard amenities and services (at The Ritz-Carlton Club® level) in addition to:

  • Personalized, in-room or Club Lounge check-in and check-out
  • Personalized stationery
  • Complimentary luxury transportation to nearby locations (drop-off only)
  • Complimentary one-hour pressing service (subject to availability)
  • 24-hour access to The Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge, featuring five complimentary food and beverage presentations daily
  • Complimentary English-style Afternoon Tea service
  • Complimentary Club Lounge wireless internet access
  • The personal attention of a resourceful Club Lounge Concierge to assist with arrangements, make suggestions and anticipate your every need

Junior Suite

  • 75 square meters/807 square feet
  • One-bedroom suite with separate sitting and study areas and additional half-bathroom
  • Living room, bedroom and bathroom feature panoramic city- and Haihe River views
  • Imported Sealy mattress with feather bed, down pillows/throw and 800-thread-count Frette linens
  • Spacious bathroom with separate bathtub and shower
  • Walk-in closet
  • 46-inch LED TV with Blu-ray Disc player
  • Bang & Olufsen surround sound system and iPad 4
  • Complimentary wired- and wireless high speed internet access
  • 24-hour access to The Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge, featuring five complimentary food and beverage presentations daily

Executive Suite

  • 105 square meters/1,129 square feet
  • One-bedroom suite with separate sitting area, study alcove and additional half-bathroom
  • Imported Sealy mattress with feather bed, down pillows/throw and 800-thread-count Frette linens
  • Spacious bathroom with separate bathtub and shower
  • Walk-in closet
  • 46-inch LED TV with Blu-ray Disc player
  • Bang & Olufsen surround sound system and iPad 4
  • Complimentary wired- and wireless high speed internet access
  • 24-hour access to The Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge, featuring five complimentary food and beverage presentations daily

Garden Suite

  • 175 square meters/1,883 square feet
  • One-bedroom corner suite with separate sitting and study areas and additional half-bathroom
  • Charming garden view
  • Imported Sealy mattress with feather bed, down pillows/throw and 800-thread-count Frette linens
  • Spacious bathroom with separate bathtub and shower
  • Walk-in closet
  • 46-inch LED TV with Blu-ray Disc player
  • Bang & Olufsen surround sound system and iPad 4
  • Complimentary wired- and wireless high speed internet access
  • 24-hour access to The Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge, featuring five complimentary food and beverage presentations daily

The Carlton Suite

  • 160 square meters/1,721 square feet
  • Comfortable living room with a 50-inch high definition LED television, Blu-ray Disc player and Bang & Olufsen surround sound system and iPad 4
  • Imported Sealy mattress with feather bed, down pillows/throw and 800-thread-count Frette linens
  • Spacious bathroom with separate bathtub and shower
  • Large walk-in closet
  • Private study and library
  • Complimentary wired- and wireless high speed internet access
  • 24-hour access to The Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge, featuring five complimentary food and beverage presentations daily

The Ritz-Carlton Suite

  • 410 square meters/4,411 square feet
  • Comfortable living room with a 50-inch high definition LED television, Blu-ray Disc player and Bang & Olufsen surround sound system and iPad 4
  • Imported Sealy mattress with feather bed, down pillows/throw and 1,000-thread-count Frette linens
  • Spacious bathroom with separate bathtub and shower
  • Purple Water luxury amenities by Asprey
  • Large walk-in closet
  • Eight-seat private dining room with martini bar, fully-stocked pantry and service entrance
  • Private study and library
  • Complimentary wired- and wireless high speed internet access
  • 24-hour access to The Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge, featuring five complimentary food and beverage presentations daily

Four indulgent restaurants have been designed to create destination experiences in their own right:

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin - Zest

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin – Zest

Zest, a celebration of world cuisine with lively open kitchens. Constructed within the hotel’s courtyard and featuring three private dining rooms in addition to the main hall, Zest offers a heady mix of gastronomy and entertainment. Drawing inspiration from the sensory feasts of Hong Kong’s open-air dining culture, the aromatic romance of Italian bistros and the elegant minimalism of Japanese delicacies, the culinary team at Zest curates a constantly-evolving menu of contemporary international creations—all prepared live in the restaurant’s open kitchens. Broadening the experience, an attached French-style patisserie offers exquisite hand-made delicacies and an extensive wine list provides diners with opportunities for creative pairings of their own design or at the suggestion of the restaurant’s resident experts.

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin - TIAN TAI XUAN

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin – TIAN TAI XUAN

TianTai Xuan, serving authentic, contemporary Hong Kong-style creations. A two-level contemporary Cantonese restaurant, Tian Tai Xuan’s elegant interior includes a private elevator serving ten luxurious private dining rooms. The restaurant’s tasteful lighting, warm, organic tones and sophisticated décor work together to emphasize the magnificent subtlety of each item on the menu. Savor classic dishes from the renowned Cantonese tradition in concert with innovative creations exploring seasonal local ingredients, together forming a culinary experience which is not only extraordinary but quite possibly the most unique in the entire world.

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin - Flair

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin – Flair

Flair, a signature lifestyle bar and restaurant serving fine wines, cocktails, sushi and South Asian-inspired snacks to the accompaniment of a live DJ. A sister property to The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong’s esteemed lifestyle bar and restaurant, Flair melds Shanghai’s cosmopolitan chic with Tianjin’s distinctive local character. Featuring made-to-order sushi and contemporary interpretations of Southeast Asian appetizers and snack foods, Flair’s eclectic dining selections offer a compelling entry into an evening’s exploration of the establishment’s extravagant collection of Champagne and whiskeys. A live DJ to shape the night’s character and Tianjin’s only cigar lounge only further enhance Flair’s mystique.

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin Lobby Lounge

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin Lobby Lounge

The Lobby Lounge, an elegant and refined venue for traditional afternoon tea service, cocktails and conversation. The quiet confines of The Lobby Lounge provide an ideal backdrop for social encounters, casual meetings and intimate gatherings. Refresh yourself with soft drinks or enjoy the complex interplay of sweet and savory in a traditional English Afternoon Tea service. Alternatively, try the Royal Afternoon Tea—a charming in-house creation featuring locally-inspired afternoon delicacies served in a decorative birdcage and accompanied a bottle of rosé sparkling wine.

Tianjin’s newest luxury wellness sanctuary, The Ritz-Carlton Spa pampers with a collection of therapeutic treatments including specially-created signatures based around Tianjin’s famous China rose. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Tianjin offers guests calming, indelible wellness experiences. Featuring two relaxation lounges and eight luxuriously spacious treatmentlogo-RitzCarlton-web rooms in which to enjoy a variety of innovative beauty treatments and rejuvenating therapies, you’ll achieve serenity from the moment you step inside to the moment you leave. The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin’s sleek, comfortable Fitness Center is home to state-of-the-art exercise equipment and a heated, indoor lap pool to help you maintain a routine or begin the journey to a fitter, stronger you. An inspiring yoga studio, meanwhile, provides a perfect environment for exertions of a more deliberate style. After your workout, take advantage of soothing Whirlpool tubs, steam rooms and saunas to ensure that you walk away feeling invigorated and utterly refreshed.

The city center property also introduces a new Ritz-Carlton Club designed as a residential concept which features an open kitchen serving five food and beverage offerings throughout the day, including a traditional English Afternoon Tea, a private dining room, a lounge boasting intimate spaces and a dedicated bar. The Ritz-Carlton Club Level service includes a dedicated concierge and private check-ins.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 81 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc.

For more information on The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/tianjin. For more information on The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. or reservations at other The Ritz-Carlton Hotels, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com.