(30 May 2021) Marriott has signed a management agreement with the Ningbo Central Plaza Construction and Development Co. Ltd to bring the Ritz-Carlton brand to the heart of Ningbo, China.
Scheduled to open in 2025, The Ritz-Carlton, Ningbo is expected to be the first addition to Marriott Bonvoy’s luxury portfolio in Ningbo.
“We are pleased to announce the signing of The Ritz-Carlton, Ningbo. This hotel will redefine the luxury hotel experience in the vibrant coastal city through The Ritz-Carlton brand’s refined style and legendary services,” said Gavin Yu, Senior Vice President of Development, Greater China, Marriott International. “As a key urban hub along the southern tip of the Yangtze River Delta, Ningbo has demonstrated strong economic development and boasts solid potential for high-end business and leisure hotels.”
Developed by Shanghai Construction Group Co., Ltd., Shanshan Group Co., Ltd. China, and Greentown China Holdings Limited, the hotel is slated to occupy the 62nd to 80th floors of the 409-meter-tall Ningbo Central Plaza.
Once completed, the tower, designed by internationally renowned architectural design firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Arcplus Institute of Shanghai Architectural Design & Research, Greentown Architecture Design and Shanghai Construction Design & Research Institute, is set to be an icon on the Ningbo skyline.
The Ritz-Carlton, Ningbo’s interior will be designed by G.A. Design and is expected to feature 257 rooms, suites and a Club Lounge, offering unrivaled panoramic views of the city skyline and coast.
Facilities will include three distinctive restaurants, a lobby lounge, a bar designed to become a nightlife hub for hotel guests and local residents, and 1,700 square meters of event space.
“The Ningbo Central Plaza aspires to be a high-end landmark for the city, combining hotel, offices, commercial and residential space with apartments and other offerings,” said Bao Xiaohua, President of Shanshan Group, shareholder of the Ningbo Central Plaza Construction and Development Co. Ltd. “The Ritz-Carlton, Ningbo will be one of the highlights of Ningbo Central Plaza and we look forward to working with Marriott International to create a world-class luxury experience.”