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Marriott Opens 7,000th Hotel Today – The St. Regis Hong Kong

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Marriott International Group (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced the opening of its 7,000th hotel, the highly anticipated St. Regis Hong Kong. As a new landmark for luxury custom service, the 27-story St. Regis Hong Kong will bring guests a century-old butler service and a variety of styled restaurants. The opening of the St. Regis Hong Kong will become the successful example of a global expansion plan for Marriott International Group.

In 1957, Marriott International opened its four-story motel, the Twin Bridges Marriott, in Arlington, Virginia, USA, making it the first hotel in the group’s history.

“The development of Marriott International originated in a nine-seat root juice soda shop in 1927, and it was not until decades later that the first hotel in the group’s history was opened. Now we are opening the 7,000th hotel. Another exciting milestone in the company’s history,” said Arne Sorenson, President and CEO of Marriott International Group, “The St. Regis Hong Kong complements this award – it not only highlights our partnership with Starwood Hotels, the result of the merger also indicates the huge opportunities in the luxury hotel sector for the Asian market.”

“The St. Regis Hotel, which was invested and built by the China Resources Group in Hong Kong, was officially opened today. We are very pleased with this. The elegant design and decoration of the St. Regis Hong Kong will become the landmark building in Wanchai and the management of Marriott International Group. 7,000 hotels.” Dr. Fu Yuning, Chairman of China Resources Group, said, “We are very proud of the fact that we and the nearly 300 St. Regis staffs in Hong Kong will provide thoughtful and caring services to hotel guests.”

Today, Marriott International Group is preparing to increase the number of hotels under construction, among which the number of former Starwood Hotels Group brands such as St. Regis, Luxury Collection and W Brand is also growing.

“The St. Regis Hong Kong is our newly unveiled luxury hotel and a testament to our clear global growth strategy,” said Tony Capuano, executive vice president and global chief development officer of Marriott International Group. “With the inclusion of the former Starwood Group brand; Within the industry’s leading luxury hotel brand camp, and our close relationship with our owners, together with the company’s knowledge and experience in finding strategic opportunities in a global gateway market like Hong Kong, we are ready to expand the number of hotels worldwide in the next three years by 25%.”

Marriott International Group announced in March this year that it plans to add more than 1,700 hotels worldwide by the end of 2021, of which about 320 are located in the Asia Pacific region. According to data released by STR, the world’s leading hotel data service provider, by the end of 2018, Marriott International Group has opened a total of 1.69 million guest rooms and contracted hotels, 36% more than the nearest hotel group.

Marriott International expects the expansion plan to bring up to 150,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2021. In the Asia Pacific region alone, the group will provide approximately 56,000 jobs.

“To achieve the goal of adding an estimated 1700 hotels, it will make it more important to attract and retain outstanding talents, and will continue to provide momentum for our subsequent success,” Marriott International Group’s Global Chief Human Resources Dr. David Rodriguez said. “Our hotels are more and more widely distributed, whether it is a bartender or a room cleaning staff, every employee will get more career choices and opportunities as they develop at Marriott International and its franchise hotels. For more than 90 years, we have been committed to building a ‘people-oriented’ corporate culture. As the company’s business continues to grow globally, this core value will always be at an important position.”

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  1. Tim Hok

    August 28, 2019 at 2:15 am

    I can’t wait to go there.

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The 101st Ritz-Carlton Hotel In The World Settled In Nanjing, China

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Drop Off Area Ritz Nanjing
Recently, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, part of the Marriott International Group, announced that the 101st Ritz-Carlton Hotel in the world will officially enter Nanjing on June 28, 2020 to welcome guests.
The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing is located at the new business district’s street junction in the central area of the city, next to Deji Plaza, seamlessly connected to the subway line through Deji Plaza shopping mall, and convenient to reach all major attractions in the city. With superior transportation location, convenient shopping and entertainment facilities and legendary services of gentlemen and ladies, the hotel reshapes historical classics from a new perspective, injects vitality into the ancient city and inspires new enthusiasm.

Ritz-Carlton Nanjing Deluxe Room
Ritz-Carlton Nanjing Deluxe Room

Nanjing is one of the four ancient capitals of China with a long history of more than 2500 years. It is recognized by UNESCO as the “World Literary Capital” and one of the important commercial centers in East China. Numerous world famous enterprises, profound cultural heritage, world-renowned literary works and world cultural heritage such as Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum and Zhongshan Mausoleum in famous scenic spots attract business and leisure travelers from all over the world.


The Ritz-Carlton Nanjing is located on the 38th to 62nd floors of the office building of Deji Plaza, the hotel has 295 elegant rooms, including 32 suites with kitchen and dining room. This will be a Marriott Bonvoy category four property which would be ideal to redeem points for a luxurious stay experience.

The hotel has 32 suites which starts at 130 sqm all equipped with separate bedroom and living room. Ritz Nanjing’s 11 Executive Suite and 19 Club Executive Suite are all 130 sqm of size, while the only two signature suite of the Carlton Suite and the Ritz-Carlton Suite are of 245 sqm and 300 sqm respectively.

Unlike many other Marriott Group brands, the club lounge access can solely be purchased with cash, which makes the five meals daily executive lounge at Ritz Carlton hotels something exclusively irrespective of status. Although, hotels in Asia generally are more willing to offer upgrades and even in rare instances, granting free club lounge access to elite members.

Ritz-Carlton Nanjing Executive Lounge
Ritz-Carlton Nanjing Executive Lounge

The base room category starts from a massive 50 sqm, while the highest category signature suite of Ritz Nanjing- the Ritz-Carlton Suite, sitting on top of the 60th floor with 300 sqm with its very own spa room and separate study,
dining area with a kitchen and full wine cellar.

Ritz-Carlton Nanjing Ritz-Carlton Suite Living Room
Ritz-Carlton Nanjing Ritz-Carlton Suite Living Room

The bathroom of the guest room is open and bright, and the panoramic floor-to-ceiling glass windows sit on the fascinating city skyline and mountain lake view.

Ritz-Carlton Nanjing Bathroom
Ritz-Carlton Nanjing Bathroom

The interior design cleverly combines Eastern aesthetics and Western classic styles, and integrates the “five elements” of gold, wood, water, fire, and soil in traditional Chinese culture. It is expressed through different building materials, decorations, and artworks, making guests feel like they are gorgeous. Carefully selected master works of art, an elegant atmosphere, and the well-known legendary service of Ritz create a leisurely living space above the bustling city.

Executive chef Mr. Sven Heinrich Wunram has worked in many Ritz-Carlton hotels and Michelin restaurants in Europe, America and Asia. Chinese restaurant executive chef Zeng Weiqiao from Hong Kong also has extensive experience in Michelin restaurants. An experienced chef will lead an acclaimed elite culinary team to perform a memorable Chinese and Western feast for gluttons from all over the world. Guests can enjoy the high-altitude views while enjoying the special cuisine in the five unique restaurants of the hotel: Xinyi(馨逸) all-day dining restaurant full of southern French style, tribute to the classic Cantonese cuisine, Diyuexuan(帝粤轩), which is based on Huaiyang cuisine. Ning Restaurant(品宁府) with its finest Nanjing cuisine, Lobby Lounge overlooking the stunning city view and FLAIR top restaurant and bar.


The hotel also has banquet and conference venues with a total area of ​​more than 2200 square meters. The elegant and flexible event venue is equipped with gentle and professional services of gentlemen and ladies. It is an ideal place to hold corporate events, intimate parties and romantic weddings.


The Ritz-Carlton Spa has 8 treatment rooms, providing a variety of novel facial treatments and wellness programs such as Lotus Yujing skin rejuvenation treatment and Yuhua hot stone active treatment, so that guests can relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city. At the same time, guests can regain their vitality in the advanced gym, yoga room and indoor heated swimming pool.


Every day at sunset, the lighting ceremony held in the lobby lounge allows guests to fully experience the elegant and authentic traditional culture of Nanjing. The lotus lantern symbolises the Qinhuai River, the mother river in Nanjing, and the inspiration for many immortal masterpieces written by ancient scholars and scholars in ancient times. The music rang and the lights dimmed. The lady in elegant cheongsam held the lotus lamp and walked through the lobby. Afterwards, the gentlemen and ladies of the hotel presented Nanjing specialty snacks and Yuhua Tea to interpret this ancient civilisation with diverse perspectives from a new perspective.

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