The Ritz-Carlton, Astana, to open in Kazakhstan in 2017

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is opening a second hotel under the brand in Kazakhstan, with The Ritz-Carlton, Astana set to open in 2017.

The operator is working with private investment group Verny Capital on the hotel, which will have 157 guestrooms and suites. It will be a follow up to the brand’s first hotel, which opened in Almaty in 2013.

The hotel will be part of the mixed-use Talan Towers project, which will also have retail space, offices and luxury apartments. The hotel will take up 20 floors of one of the 27-story towers.

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The hotel will offer Ritz-Carlton Club Level accommodation with exclusive access to a Club Lounge. Restaurants and bars at the property will include a Sky Bar with panoramic city views as well as a restaurant, Cigar Bar and private fine dining areas.

Business and meeting facilities at the hotel will include a 3,258-square-foot Ballroom, designed for social events as well as conferences, smaller breakout rooms and board rooms. A spa and fitness center, including an indoor swimming pool, is also planned.