THE Ritz-Carlton, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today announced the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Harbin, bringing the brand’s legendary service to northeast China’s winter wonderland.

Centrally located along the city’s Songhua River, the new luxury hotel is integrated within an upscale mixed residential and retail development in one of Harbin’s tallest buildings, and offers panoramic views of the city and surroundings. The Ritz-Carlton, Harbin will welcome travelers to discover the destination through engaging programming and memorable experiences.

According to Donna McNamara, Vice President and Global Brand Leader, The Ritz-Carlton said we are thrilled to be expanding our brand portfolio in Northeast China, which is renowned for its winter destinations and diverse cultural attractions. With beautiful design, immersive experiences and the legendary service of the Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, the new property showcases the local attractions and rich heritage of Harbin to create unforgettable memories for our guests.

“Harbin is the largest city in China’s Heilongjiang province and is one of China’s most popular winter destinations, attracting many visitors each year. The city is famous for its rich history and unique convergence of Chinese-Russian influences, as reflected in its many architectural and cultural attractions, and serves as an important trading gateway between the two countries,” she said.

Every winter, visitors also come to marvel at larger-than-life ice sculptures that can be seen throughout the city during its famous annual festival. The Ritz-Carlton, Harbin is located only 3.2 kilometers from the transport hub of Harbin Railway Station, making it an ideal base for guests to explore the diverse seasonal delights of this fascinating place.

“On the 56th floor, the hotel’s Sky Gallery has four multi-functional meeting rooms for private events. For intimate wedding ceremonies, the warm, sunlit Chamber has river views and direct access to an outdoor lawn, together with two bridal rooms providing couples relaxing and comfortable private spaces to celebrate their special day,” Donna McNamara remarked.

Meanwhile Henry Lee, President, Greater China, Marriott International said we are thrilled to debut The Ritz-Carlton brand in Northeast China and celebrate another milestone as we continue to expand our luxury portfolio into new markets across the country with our Destination + Brand growth strategy.

“As domestic travel continues to pick up momentum, we are excited to bring the legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton to China’s emerging leisure destinations,” he concluded. [PRNewswire/photo special]