Pierre-Yves Rochon designs interiors of The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin

The Ritz-Carlton Hotels announced the slated opening in mid-2013 of The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin in China.

Tianjin is a trading port and route to Beijing, which is located 30 minutes away by high speed train. Designated by the Chinese government as one of five “national central cities,” it is at the forefront of developing political, cultural and economic standards for the nation. Tianjin is a key hub of the economy, with major industries including petrochemical, car production, metal works and aircraft manufacturing. It is also the world’s fifth largest container port and China’s largest artificial deep-water port.

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin, is located by the Haihe River, surrounded by the 19th and 20th century architecture of European nations that sought to trade with China. The soon-to-open hotel will feature a grand neo-classical style façade designed by the Tianjin Academy of Urban Planning and Design, with interiors created by luxury hospitality designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. It has 277 rooms, including 53 suites.

The property will also have four restaurants and bars, the signature of which will be a Cantonese restaurant with 10 private dining rooms, each featuring its own private wine cellar.


Similar to the lifestyle venue Flair Bar and Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, there will also be a sister venue at The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin, and it will offer Asian tapas, a whisky bar and a cigar cellar adjacent to the private room on the mezzanine level. Flair Bar and Lounge in Tianjin will also have nightly lounge music.

The Lobby Lounge will embrace the tradition of classical English Afternoon Tea service and a gourmet selection of fine Chinese and British teas, and an all-day dining restaurant with a theater of live cooking stations will serve cuisines from Japan, China and Italy.

The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge for club and suite guests will have an urban apartment atmosphere with elements to include a fire place room, library, separate game and entertainment areas, as well as a boutique bar and residential kitchen styling.

Conference spaces will include one of the city’s largest ballrooms, and three additional function rooms, totaling 17,491 square feet of space. The hotel will be fully equipped with an indoor swimming pool, luxury fitness and spa facilities.


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