Ritz-Carlton Debuts in Famous “Ice City” in China – Hospitality Net
With impeccable design and legendary service, The Ritz-Carlton, Harbin is poised to create lasting memories for guests of northeast China’s fabulous winter wonderland.
The Ritz-Carlton, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today announced the opening of the Ritz-Carlton, Harbin, bringing the brand’s legendary service to the northeastern winter wonderland from China. Conveniently located along the city’s Songhua River, the new luxury hotel is integrated into an upscale residential and commercial development in one of Harbin’s tallest buildings, and offers panoramic views of the city and its surrounding areas. surroundings. The Ritz-Carlton, Harbin will welcome travelers to explore the destination through engaging programming and memorable experiences.
Harbin is the largest city in China’s Heilongjiang Province and one of China’s most popular winter destinations, attracting many visitors every year. The city is famous for its rich history and unique convergence of Sino-Russian influences, as evidenced by its many architectural and cultural attractions, and serves as an important trade gateway between the two countries. Each winter, visitors also come to marvel at larger-than-life ice sculptures that can be seen across the city at its famous annual festival. The Ritz-Carlton, Harbin is located just 2 miles from the Harbin Train Station transportation hub, making it an ideal base for guests wishing to explore the various seasonal delights of this fascinating location.
International design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) designed the hotel’s exquisite interiors, including guest rooms, lobby, events and spa, with hospitality design firm AB Concept adding a creative touch to the rooms. restaurants and bar. The welcoming arrival area, along with the hotel’s art collection, greet guests with items showcasing colorful Russian influences fused with local Harbin culture. A striking feature wall depicts the nearby Changbai Mountains as well as the famous Heilongjiang River. On the 54th floor, the Sky Lobby is a subtle palette of whites with indigo accents on marble and brass framing magnificent views of the Songhua River, as well as the many breathtaking ice and snow sculptures that dot the area. town during the winter months.
Sleek design continues in the hotel’s 368 contemporary guest rooms, including its 31 suites. Each room features unique art walls in blue and white floral designs inspired by traditional Russian lace craftsmanship. In each suite, different inspirations highlight the beauty of Harbin’s four seasons. On the 52nd floor, the Ritz-Carlton Suite is a tribute to early spring and the new season’s abundance, with a collection of works of art in its spacious interiors. The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge is an exclusive sanctuary for business and leisure travelers, providing an elevated stay experience from pre-arrival to departure. The Ritz-Carlton Club Signature Experience includes personalized recordings, five different dining experiences throughout the day, and Club programming. To get a taste of Harbin’s winter culture, guests have the opportunity to join local master ice sculptors and experience their creative ice sculpting skills at the Club Lounge.
The Ritz-Carlton, Harbin offers four distinct dining options. Manor 54 offers local and international dining throughout the day with live cooking presentations in a warm and naturally sunny space accented with jewel tones and Chinese artwork. Cantonese gourmet restaurant King Wong Heen sources premium products from local farms as ingredients for its Cantonese specialties. The Lobby lounge serves afternoon tea alongside a cookie bar cart as well as artisan filter coffee exclusively available at the hotel. On the 56th floor, the hotel’s signature bar FLAIR invites patrons to sip creative cocktails and boutique spirits paired with South Asian-inspired tapas. On the 57th floor, Speakeasy Bar, with subdued lighting and richly hued upholstery, is a friendly gathering place after work hours. Two exquisite hand-woven tapestries pay homage to Harbin’s Middle Eastern Railway, as well as the city’s century-old history as a gateway between East and West.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa has six luxuriously appointed treatment rooms, including two double bedrooms. Exclusive spa treatments include the Rejuvenate & Flourish treatment with local plants and ingredients sourced from the volcanic surroundings of the nearby UNESCO-listed Wudalianchi Global Geopark. The Ritz-Carlton Spa also offers wellness areas such as hammams, saunas, a heated indoor swimming pool and a fitness center with Technogym equipment.
The hotel offers a total of 3,500 square meters of event space, including a large ballroom equipped with three integrated LED screens as well as the latest audiovisual technologies, as well as bay windows for a picturesque view of the river. On the 56th floor, the hotel Sky gallery has four multifunctional meeting rooms for private events. For intimate, warm, sunny wedding ceremonies Bedroom has a river view and direct access to an outdoor lawn, as well as two bridal chambers offering couples relaxing and comfortable private spaces to celebrate their special day.