The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

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The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
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The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is on the top 16 floors of the International Commerce Centre
General information
LocationInternational Commerce Centre, West Kowloon, Hong Kong
Opened29 March 2011 (2011-03-29)
OwnerSun Hung Kai Properties
ManagementThe Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
Technical details
Floor count17
Design and construction
DeveloperSun Hung Kai Properties
Other information
Number of rooms312
Number of restaurants3
Website
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港麗思卡爾頓酒店) is a Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company five-star hotel, located on the top floors of the International Commerce Centre, West Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Offering 312 rooms, it occupies the 102nd to 118th floors of the Sun Hung Kai Properties-owned International Commerce Centre, was the world's highest hotel from 2011-2019 (currently surpassed by Rosewood Guangzhou located on the top floors of the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre). The hotel features both a bar (called Ozone) and a pool located on the 118th floor, which are the highest bar and swimming pool in the world, at 484 metres (1,588 ft) above ground level.[1]

History[edit]

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong was formerly located at Central, Hong Kong where it operated from 1993 to 2008.[2] It reopened at International Commerce Centre for business on 29 March 2011.[3] Its interior lighting was designed by British lighting designer Sally Storey.[4]

Features[edit]

The 366 m2 or 3,940 sq ft Presidential Suite is on the 117th floor.[5] The hotel's arrival lobby is on the 9th floor where guests are greeted by receptionists and taken to express elevators. The express elevators take guests 425 m (1,394 ft) above the ground in 50 seconds to the main lobby on the 103rd floor. Guest keycards are required to use the hotel elevators to access the hotel rooms on floors 104–117 and the swimming pool and gym on floor 118. An exclusive club lounge for guests staying in club rooms and suites is located on floor 116 along with the spa.

Restaurants[edit]

Three restaurants, Tosca (an Italian restaurant), Chinese restaurant Tin Lung Heen are located one floor below reception on floor 102, while CAFÉ 103 is on floor 103.

Tin Lung Heen has been given two Michelin stars.[6]

Tosca is presided by two star Michelin chef Pino Lavarra. Tosca was given one Michelin star only eight months after Chef Pino took over as director.[7]

Occupancy[edit]

The hotel is targeting a 60% occupancy rate.[8]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong: The world's highest hotel opens". cnngo.com. 29 March 2011. Archived from the original on 9 December 2011.
  2. ^ Press release (undated). "The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong Will Cease Operations January 1, 2008, Future Properties Now Under Development in Macau and Kowloon" (archive). The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  3. ^ Li, Zoe (29 March 2011). "The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong: The World's Highest Hotel Opens – Almost 500 Meters Above Ground and Offering a Very Cozy Lap of Luxury, the Newest Ritz-Carlton Certainly Impresses". CNN. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  4. ^ West, Angela Sara (9 April 2018). "Sally Storey, Lighting up the Luxury World". Upscale Living. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  5. ^ "The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong: Presidential Suite - A sneak peek". Business Insider. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  6. ^ Maggie Hiufu Wong (3 November 2014). "Michelin: Hong Kong 'undisputed leader' in international cuisine". CNN.
  7. ^ "Chef Pino Sees Red at Tosca The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong". Yahoo. 5 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Hotel Information". The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. Retrieved 14 November 2012.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°18′12″N 114°09′37″E / 22.3034°N 114.1602°E / 22.3034; 114.1602