Brand overview: Ritz-Carlton lining up more than 50 hotel projects

by | 28 Oct 2020 | Portfolio

A peek into the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database reveals that Ritz-Carlton, one of Marriott International’s most prestigious luxury brands, has more than 10,000 rooms in its development pipeline.

Ritz-Carlton will grow its global presence by 51 hotel projects and 10,216 rooms in the coming years, our researchers have revealed, with around half of these schemes focused on the APAC region.

Ritz-Carlton plans steady growth

Ten Ritz-Carlton hotels will open before 2020 draws to a close, adding 1,412 rooms to the brand’s portfolio; seven of these properties are already in the pre-opening phase. 13 hotels with 2,749 are in the pipeline for 2021.

In 2022, nine properties with 1,899 keys will open their doors. For 2023 and beyond, another 19 projects with 4,156 rooms are already on the books.

Growth prospects by region

The APAC region will be home to the most openings – 25 projects with 5,404 rooms are on the cards here. North America will get 14 new properties with 2,756 keys, Africa follows with seven hotels, South America and Europe will each get two new properties and one is launching in the Middle East.

China leads the list of fastest growing national hotel markets for Ritz-Carlton, with 13 planned openings and 3,030 rooms. The US and Australia are next in line with eight and three new hotels respectively.

Portland, Shanghai and Chongqing are the only cities that will get two new Ritz-Carlton properties, with total room counts of 640, 600 and 580 respectively.

Ritz-Carlton’s top hotel projects

With 389 rooms, Ritz-Carlton Portland is the largest hotel currently on the brand’s slate, according to our records. The hotel and residences will be part of a mixed-use tower that will also feature high-end office space, retail outlets and a food hall. Once it opens in Q1 2023, the hotel will boast various high-end amenities including a fitness centre and a full-service spa and swimming pool on the 19th floor, as well as several dining venues providing panoramic views of the city and the Cascade Mountain Range. The tower is also slated to have more than 1,200 sq m of meeting space.

In Morocco’s capital Rabat, meanwhile, Ritz-Carlton Tamuda Bay will boast 300 rooms. The original opening date was set for October 2020 but due to Covid19, this has been postponed, and a new date has not yet been announced. Once the resort opens its doors, guests will be able to choose between a villa overlooking the neighbouring golf course, the sea or the bird sanctuary; a small man-made lake will form part of the resort as well. In addition, it’ll offer plenty of entertainment options, such as a waterfront village with retail, restaurants, bars and cafés.

Elsewhere, Ritz-Carlton Manhattan Nomad in New York City will offer guests a slightly different stay experience than they may be used to from a luxury hotel. The 250-room hotel has been designed by the renowned offices of Yabu Pushelberg and Rafael Viñoly Architects. They deliberately blurred the lines between private and public spaces to create an elegant yet laid-back atmosphere. Facilities at the hotel will include a fine-dining restaurant, the Ritz-Carlton brand’s Club Lounge, a spa, a fitness centre and a rooftop bar. The opening date is set for Q3 2021.

Lastly, in India, the 238-room Ritz-Carlton Mumbai will welcome guests to a luxurious abode in the heart of Worli, a new thriving business district in the heart of the city. Guests can look forward to enjoying panoramic views of the city and the Arabian Sea. KPF Architects and tonychi studio, both from New York, have been tasked with the property’s design. They’ve created a space ideal for the high-profile events and society weddings for which Mumbai is renowned across the subcontinent and beyond.

Many TOPHOTELNEWS articles draw on exclusive information from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database. This subscription-based product includes details of thousands of hotel projects around the world, along with the key decision-makers behind them. Please note, our data may differ from records held by other organisations. Generally, the database focuses on four- and five-star schemes of significant scale; tracks projects in either the vision, pre-planning, planning, under-construction, pre-opening or newly opened phase; and covers newbuilds, extensions, refurbishments and conversions.

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The Ritz-Carlton is a global luxury lifestyle brand consisting of premium hotels and resorts in highly desirable locations.