The Ritz Carlton Hotel company makes a magnificent return to Hong Kong with the world’s highest hotel in the city in March 2011. It is all set to be one of the grandest and most anticipated come backs in the hotel industry. The hotel will dominate the skyline at 490 metres (1,608 ft.) high and emerge as a new iconic landmark. The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, which will occupy floors 102 to 118 of the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in Kowloon, will be a stylish and thoroughly modern hotel.
The hotel is strategically located to offer panoramic views across Victoria Harour and Hong Kong Island. With interiors by Singapore’s LTW in a building developed by Hong Kong’s premier developer Sun Hung Kai Properties working with New York architects KPF, the hotel will offer 312 guest rooms all providing spectacular city and harbour views.
One of the unique aspects of the hotel, which reflects a move to more casual elegance of The Ritz-Carlton brand, will be its bars and restaurants, which have been stylishly designed by Japan’s Spin Studio. With six dining venues starting on the 102nd floor, including state of the art designer Chinese (above) and Italian (below) restaurants, and lobby lounge, the alfresco rooftop bar will be a truly stunning venue at 490 meters above sea level with outstanding views over Hong Kong. Asian-style tapas and contemporary cocktails will be served on the roof terrace, where fire pits and casual seating will create an atmosphere of stylish luxury.
Those looking forward for a rejuvenating holiday can pamper themselves in the hotel’s 12-room ESPA spa on the 116th floor with floor-to-ceiling windows in the treatment rooms. The hotel features the highest swimming pool (below) in the world on the 118th floor, and the pool’s ceiling is made entirely of LCD screens that can show video, images or a feed from a camera on the roof of the hotel that points straight up at the sky.
And for those planning their wedding in this luxurious 5 star, watch out. The luxurious hotel will boast one of the largest ballrooms in the city at 930sqm. Elaborately decorated with a sea of crystal chandeliers, the décor is suited to weddings, meetings and gala events. Overall, this is one place you just wouldn’t want to miss visiting before you die.
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