[photopress:sunkenbath.jpg,full,alignright]The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street will open in October which, in hotel openings in Beijing, looks as if it will be a busy month.
First the facts. Its location at the intersection of Taipingqiao Street and Jinchengfangdong gives access to Chang’an Avenue. Nearby is the Forbidden City and various other cultural landmarks. There are 253 guest rooms starting from 50 square meters in size and each room features two LCD television sets — one in the living room and one in the bathroom. The mind boggles. You sit in the bath and watch television? The illustration is not, of course, taken from the hotel. But it suggests how it might be done.
The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street is the third Ritz-Carlton to open in China. More on the way. From 2006 to 2010 there will be seven new locations in Asia. The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing, The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou, The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo and The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen, and a second hotel respectively in Hong Kong (Kowloon, there is already one on Hong Kong island) and Shanghai (Pudong).
All of which is a bit dry but accurate. What is perhaps more important is that this new hotel will be in the Ritz-Carlton style. This group, more than perhaps any other, empowers its employees to see that every guest has a seriously luxurious experience. In the business community in the United States, and to a lesser extent Europe, there is a strong section in the senior executive strata that will only stay at a Ritz-Carlton hotel. There is a back-to-the-womb comfort about the hotels in the group which is definable and, possibly, unique.
Source: China Hospitality News