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The Ritz-Carlton Tianjin

January 2017


The 277-room Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin, is located by the Haihe River, surrounded by 19th and 20th century architecture of the European nations that sought trade with China, reflecting the city’s strategic importance that continues today. Located within the heart of the city’s Central Business District, the hotel is 30 minutes from Tianjin Binhai International Airport and is adjacent to the city’s historical and cultural landmarks. The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin captures the essence of the city’s deep history and cultural traditions while standing out as a landmark hotel in Tianjin. The hotel provides unparalleled service and facilities for discerning business and leisure travelers. Facilities include The Ritz-Carlton Club® Level, a 1,600-square-meter health club and spa, two specialty restaurants, Flair Bar and Restaurant, and state-of-the-art conference facilities including a spacious 1050-square-meter ballroom and a courtyard event venue.

HOTEL INFORMATION

ADDRESS:

No. 167 Dagubei Road, Heping District

TELEPHONE: (86 22) 5857 8888

WEBSITE: www.ritzcarlton.com

" Frette enlivens the senses, instills its uncompromising quality and comfort for our guests stay which is aligned with our design and culture. "

Cathy Luo

Director of Rooms

Cathy Luo - Director of Rooms

Cathy Luo

Director of Rooms

the INTERVIEW

We had the exclusive opportunity to sit down with Ms. Cathy Luo, Director of Rooms at The Ritz-Carlton Tianjin.

What was your design inspiration for The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin?

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin inherits a unique heritage, in the heart of the former British Concession of the former Treaty Port for European and American traders. Its surrounding architecture reflects this rich 19th century history – and the hotel's regal Neoclassical-style façade, designed by the Tianjin Academy of Urban Planning and Design, pays homage to it. From the exterior, The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin looks like a prominent historical landmark from that bygone era, when classicism and eclecticism merged in the construction style of the time, blending European and Chinese architectural aesthetics, representative of the nations that traded with China in past centuries. This design theme, capturing the essence of the city's history, continues with the interiors, blending past and present, authenticity and luxury, innovation and state-of-the-art technology.

World-renowned luxury hospitality interior architecture firm Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR) was tasked with realizing The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin’s vision of interiors integrating elements from both Eastern and Western cultures. The design intent was to create “authentic, yet subtle classical interiors, immediately distinguishable from any other hotel”, while of course providing the highest quality and comfort for guests. Interior design and detailing therefore took part of its cue from the nostalgic architecture of the hotel’s exterior, adopting the basic principles of English Neoclassical style – balance, symmetry and proportion.

What is unique about your property?

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin blends past And present with East And West.

What was important about having Frette in your property?

The Ritz-Carlton is a place where the genuine care and comfort of our guest is our highest mission. We seek to provide the finest facilities and service to our guests. Bedding fabrics and bath linens are the most important part to enliven the home feeling to our guest when they spend their time in hotel. Frette is the brand which we select and trust to provide the perfect luxury experience to our guest.

How does the Frette product add to the design of the hotel?

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin is like a castle merged with the classicism and eclecticism, European and Chinese architectural aesthetics, luxurious and unique. Frette enlivens the senses, instills its uncompromising quality and comfort for our guest's stay which is aligned with our design and culture.

Escape into Frette is the new brand campaign of Frette, which is your personal idea of escapism?

Enjoy, relax, expect and be yourself. In the Ritz-Carlton we pledge to let our guest who will always enjoy a warm, relaxed, yet refined ambience.

What does it feel like to wrap yourself in Frette?

Comfort, relaxed and memorable.

In three words, can you describe your idea to “make customers feel special”?

Recognition, Personalization, Anticipation.

If you only have 72 hours in Tianjin what would you recommend doing or seeing?

The coastal metropolis of Tianjin is a kaleidoscope of streetscapes—an East-West blend of a former colonial European presence and modern Chinese progress. Near the banks of the Haihe River, we are ideally located for you to take in the sites, shopping and unique architecture of the city’s commercial center.

Ancient Culture Street—a recreation of a Qing Dynasty commercial thoroughfare—is only minutes away from us. Along its length, craftsmen and retailers peddle traditional handicrafts such as cloisonné, double-sided embroidery, jade carvings and ceramics.