The Ritz-Carlton announced the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Harbin, bringing the brand's legendary service to northeast China's winter wonderland.
Centrally located along the city's Songhua River, the new luxury hotel is integrated within an upscale mixed residential and retail development in one of Harbin's tallest buildings, and offers panoramic views of the city and surroundings.
The Ritz-Carlton, Harbin will welcome travelers to discover the destination through engaging programming and memorable experiences.
The Ritz-Carlton, Harbin Exterior and Deluxe King Room
"We are thrilled to be expanding our brand portfolio in Northeast China, which is renowned for its winter destinations and diverse cultural attractions," said Donna McNamara, Vice President and Global Brand Leader, The Ritz-Carlton.
"With beautiful design, immersive experiences and the legendary service of the Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, the new property showcases the local attractions and rich heritage of Harbin to create unforgettable memories for our guests."
Harbin is the largest city in China's Heilongjiang province and is one of China's most popular winter destinations, attracting many visitors each year. The city is famous for its rich history and unique convergence of Chinese-Russian influences, as reflected in its many architectural and cultural attractions, and serves as an important trading gateway between the two countries.
Every winter, visitors also come to marvel at larger-than-life ice sculptures that can be seen throughout the city during its famous annual festival. The Ritz-Carlton, Harbin is located only 3.2 kilometers from the transport hub of Harbin Railway Station, making it an ideal base for guests to explore the diverse seasonal delights of this fascinating place.
International design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) designed the hotel's refined interiors including the guestrooms, the lobby, events functions and spa, with hospitality design firm AB Concept adding creative flair to the dining outlets and bar. The inviting arrival area, along with the hotel's curated art collection, welcomes guests with elements that showcase 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 palette of subtle whites with indigo-hued accents on marble and brass framing gorgeous views of the Songhua River, as well as the many breathtaking ice and snow sculptures that dot the city during the winter months.