The Ritz-Carlton Shenzhen Is Open For Business

The 282 room Ritz-Carlton Shenzhen opened in mid-March, the fifth property of the luxury hotel brand to have opened in China in the space of slightly more than two years.

The mixed-use complex will include The Ritz-Carlton Shenzhen, office space, and high-end retail space and is located next to a metro station serving the city's two main lines with direct access to rail links to Hong Kong and cities in China.

Simon F. Cooper, president and chief operating officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, said that Ritz-Carlton was proud to partner with Shenzhen Galaxy Industrial Company in the development of the new hotel. He added that the location offers significant advantages with its presence in the Futian Central Business District directly across from the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre in this fast developing business destination.

The Ritz-Carlton Shenzhen comprises 282 guestrooms, including 43 suites that offer extensive views of the city, nine of which balconies. The 446 square meter Ritz-Carlton Suite features two-storey grand entrance, floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a 270-degree panoramic view of the city, a steam room, Jacuzzi, study, library, and a games room.

Guests of The Ritz-Carlton Club Level, which is accessible only by key card access, can enjoy 24-hour refreshments in the hotel's Club Lounge; the services of dedicated, multi-lingual concierge staff and a spectacular view of Futian central business district.

All guest rooms are equipped with wireless and wired Internet access, iPod docking stations, flat screen televisions and DVD players as standard to enable guests to both work and relax in their rooms. Most of the guest rooms also luxurious free standing bath tubs.

Four specialty restaurants, a lounge, a bar and a delicatessen will offer a range of dining options from traditional Chinese to classic Italian cuisine. Flavorz, the hotel's all-day dining restaurant offers international dishes from five live cooking stations, while Xingli, a contemporary Chinese restaurant, serves authentic Chiu Chow, Cantonese and Sichuan specialties.

For MICE events the hotel is close to the convention center, and offers a variety of fully-featured meeting and function space. The 608 square meter Grand Ballroom, which is divisible into three and has 8.5-meter high ceilings, can accommodate conferences and special events of up to 600 guests, while nine smaller function rooms and an executive boardroom can be used for meetings from 12 to 300 guests.

In total the hotel offers 1,319 square meters of meeting space, all of which is equipped with advanced technology, including a broadcasting system linked to all function rooms, and a 12,000-lumen built-in projector.

The fifth floor of the hotel features a landscaped roof garden including an outdoor heated swimming pool, a terrace and Jacuzzi with sundeck. A 1,300-square-meter spa and fitness center occupying two floors offers a fully equipped gymnasium, yoga studio, six private treatment rooms and four outside cabanas.

The Ritz-Carlton Shenzhen is the sixth luxury property that the company has opened in China. The hotel will join The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai; The Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street; The Ritz-Carlton Beijing; The Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou; and The Ritz-Carlton Sanya.