[photopress:hotels_Ritz_Carlton_Shenzhen.jpg,full,alignright]The Ritz-Carlton plans to open a 24 storey, 273-room luxury hotel in the southern China city of Shenzhen in the Futian Central Business District. This should be in early autumn and this will be The Ritz-Carlton’s sixth hotel in China.
Confession of interest. The writer has stayed at many hotels and thinks the Ritz-Carlton chain is consistently the best or one of the best in any city. The difference lies in the staff who are empowered to do almost anything to make sure the guest feels as if they were staying with well-heeled friends.
This new hotel will be in a mixed-use complex which will include the hotel, office space, and high-end retail space and will be within walking distance of the metro. The majority of the guest rooms will include a free-standing bathtub offering a view of the city.
All guest rooms have wireless internet access and, a new twist, alarm clocks with iPod docking stations.
The usual restaurants and lounges plus a fifth floor of the hotel with a landscaped roof garden including an outdoor swimming pool with sun deck, a terrace, and a roof top bar and grill.
Meeting space will range from a 700 square meters’ (7,535 square feet) Grand Ballroom, which will be divisible by three and nine smaller meeting rooms and an Executive Boardroom. So this is definitely a MICE hotel.