Ritz-Carlton initiates Jordan entry with tailored hotel

by | 20 Jun 2022 | Hotel Openings, Projects

Imagery courtesy of Marriott International.

Marriott International group brand The Ritz-Carlton is ushering in a new standard of refined hospitality for Jordan with a 20-storey high development in Amman.

Ritz-Carlton, Amman rises above the West Amman skyline, centrally situated on the prestigious Fifth Circle.

Spirit of Jordan

The hotel promises that guests will enjoy thoughtfully tailored experiences that capture the spirit of Jordan’s beauty and hospitality.

Ritz-Carlton, Amman features 228 guestrooms – the most spacious of any hotel accommodations in Jordan – including 34 opulent suites, spread across seven different categories. All guestrooms and suites have been intricately designed and elegantly furnished, with a sophisticated ambiance felt throughout the property.

Led by Wimberly Interiors London, the hotel’s design is inspired by the culture and history of Jordan, which is reflected in the hotel’s bold interior architecture, tailored lighting, Art Deco touches and contemporary artistry.

Local inspiration

Artistic elements within the hotel draw inspiration from the landscape of the Kingdom, from natural rifts of the sea and saturated colours of the earth to the deep crevices of caves and mountains. The historic structures of Petra are reflected in a series of vignettes, while Roman and Nabatean architectural features are given modern reinterpretations throughout the hotel.

The floor finishes in the guest corridors pay homage to Jordan’s desert landscape, and the guestrooms take inspiration from the destination’s natural elements, sand and sea.

Diverse dining

The Ritz-Carlton, Amman offers an expansive array of distinctive dining options. On the 20th floor is the property’s signature restaurant, Roberto’s, intended to redefine the concept of authentic Italian fine dining in Jordan.

Ambros is the hotel’s relaxed dining option in the lobby, serving unique seasonal produce and reimagined classics. Also located in the hotel lobby, Iris is a stylish tea lounge and pâtisserie featuring a selection of signature eclairs, and high tea experiences.

At Sarab Garden, visitors can enjoy a sophisticated shisha lounge featuring upscale regional cuisine. For cigar connoisseurs, The Founders Room cigar and whiskey lounge delivers an exclusive atmosphere and an elevated menu offering sophisticated bites.

Opening this summer, Soleil will appeal to guests looking for healthy dining with its focus on vegetarian dishes and a distinctive coffee roastery. Legends, a distinctive sports lounge with American-style culinary fare, is set to open later this year.

Events and wellness focus

The hotel is home to an array of facilities for corporate and leisure guests, including a 1,050 sq m Grand Ballroom, five meeting rooms, one boardroom, and a luxurious Club Lounge. Also onsite is a full-service spa and wellness centre offering ESPA products, indoor and outdoor temperature-controlled pools, six treatment rooms, a relaxation lounge and the largest jacuzzi in Amman.

Donna McNamara, vice president and global brand leader for The Ritz-Carlton, said: “We are thrilled to bring The Ritz-Carlton brand to Amman, embodying our commitment to delivering unparalleled experiences and creating meaningful memories in the world’s most exciting markets.

“From exquisite culinary craftmanship to treasured family moments, The Ritz-Carlton, Amman will embrace guests with its legendary service, and offer a unique lens on this charming capital city.”

The property’s general manager Tareq Derbas commented: “The opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Amman marks an incredible milestone for the entire Kingdom.

“The property delivers an exceptional standard of luxury and refinement – one that redefines elegance and hospitality in Jordan and the wider region. We are thrilled to unveil this stunning property and look forward to welcoming guests with a level of care and passion that will be sure to delight and exceed expectations.”

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