In news from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, plans to open 15 new hotels by 2016 promise to expand on the chain’s already worldwide footprint to equal 100 hotels and resorts. Cairo to Bali, upcoming hotels in the luxury chain are set to engage guests with new experiences and destinations.
Over the next couple of years Ritz-Carlton plans openings in; Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Indonesia, and the People’s Republic of China and Panama. Bob Kharazmi, global operations officer for the chain had this to add:
“This prolific period of growth underscores the rising demand for The Ritz-Carlton in additional locations around the world. Travelers are increasingly curious and venturing beyond their traditional vacation spots to explore cultural and life-style capitals in Asia, Europe, Middle East and the Americas. In tandem, we have also earmarked the Middle East, Asia, Australasia and the Indian Sub-continent as key development regions in the post-2016 period to maintain our growth momentum. Given the rising number of visitors and exciting developments in infrastructure, we anticipate strong business and leisure tourism potential in these markets and look forward to keeping up the momentum.”
Of particular interest here is the Ritz-Carlton footprint in the Middle East & Africa market with The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo (Egypt); The Ritz-Carlton, Tunis (Tunisia) as well as The Ritz-Carlton, Marrakech; The Ritz-Carlton, Rabat and the Tamuda Bay Reserve in Morocco. As far as we’ve seen, no other major luxury hotel chain has such new offerings on the horizon. Other destinations from Kyoto, Japan to Bagalore also paint a lustrous picture for Ritz-Carlton expansion into emerging and re-emerging economies.
Readers who want more information may contact Ritz-Carlton via the link provided or contact:
Vice President, Public Relations
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
4445 Willard Avenue, Suite 800
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: (301) 547-4784
Fax: (301) 547-4721