Marriott brings the Ritz to Wuhan

by | 10 Oct 2022 | Hotel Projects, Projects

Imagery courtesy of Marriott International.

The Chinese city of Wuhan is to welcome a milestone development which should help it recover after being the original epicentre of the covid pandemic.

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Yuexiu Property to bring its iconic luxury Ritz-Carlton brand to the metropolis’ downtown.

Skyscraping centre

Expected to open at the end of 2024, The Ritz-Carlton, Wuhan will occupy the upper levels of The Yuexiu Global Financial Center T5 Grand A Office Tower, a 330-metre-tall skyscraper in Wuhan’s traditional city centre of Hankou.

The hotel’s lobby, ballroom, meeting rooms, and certain food and beverage facilities will be housed in another three lower levels of the same building. The guestrooms are slated to feature panoramic views of the urban city.

Foodservice and fitness

Interiors are set to be designed by London-based KCA International. The property will feature 205 rooms and suites and four distinct culinary venues, including a lobby lounge.

Plans also call for an anticipated Club Lounge, a signature Ritz-Carlton Spa with a fitness centre and a swimming pool, and a total of 1,130 sq m in event space, including a 680 sq m ballroom.

Luxury growth

Gavin Yu, chief development officer, Greater China, Marriott International, said: “We are thrilled to introduce The Ritz-Carlton brand to Wuhan, one of the largest cities in Central China. This signing underscores our commitment to grow in the destinations most relevant to today’s luxury travellers. The Ritz-Carlton, Wuhan, will be a vibrant addition to Marriott International’s portfolio of brands in the city.”

A representative from Yuexiu Group stated: “The Yuexiu Global Financial Center complex is expected to become a vibrant urban landmark that brings together luxury accommodations, commercial spaces, and retail, We are proud to introduce The Ritz-Carlton, Wuhan, to the top floors of this development to bring a luxury hotel experience and sky-high dining to the city.”

Marriott has over 250 projects underway in China, with at least 14 of these within the Ritz-Carlton brand, including Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Hongqiao bringing 300 keys online in Q1 2023, Ritz-Carlton Ningbo, delivering 257 rooms in Q3 2025 and the 200-key Ritz-Carlton Hotel Zhuhai Jiuzhou Bay, arriving in Q1 2027.

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