Raffles Hotels & Resorts will open the Raffles Tianjin hotel in February 2010 and the company describes it as "the city’s first penthouse hotel".
It is a good marketing phrase and is justifed by the fact the hotel will be located on the 32nd-45th floors of the Tianjin Centre, at the junction of Nanjing Road and Guiyang Road.
Raffles Tianjin is the company’s second hotel in China, following Raffles Beijing Hotel.
BizChina reports the 116-room hotel will feature a rooftop restaurant and bar with "sweeping views of the city", and a Raffles Amrita Spa. The illustration is of an Amrita Spa in a different Raffles hotel but it gives the idea of sybaritic luxury offered by this brand of spa.
Tianjin Centre is located within Tianjin City’s central business district and the project covers 10,807 square metres.
Tianjin Centre comprises of two towers — the top stories of the east tower will house service apartments, while the west tower will house Raffles Tianjin and office space. A shopping mall links the two towers.