Two New Ritz-Carlton Hotels – Okinawa, Japan and Montreal, Canada
When one thinks of the truest luxury hotel chains in the world – the Ritz-Carlton is often tops on anybody’s list.
Ritz-Carlton just opened up two more luxury hotels in Okinawa, Japan and Montreal, Canada, to add to its impressive list of global properties.
The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa will pioneer luxury hospitality on tropical island of Okinawa, Japan. The Okinawan concept of hospitality or “gusuku,” which translates as “castle” or “guest house,” has been carefully reflected throughout the property to give it a welcoming sense of place.
The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa features 97 modern guestrooms and two suites each have balconies or terraces to enjoy the sweeping panoramic views that overlook the East China Sea and the Kise Country Club.
For ultimate pampering, The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa offers guests The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA, in its own separate enclave. The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA combines the essence of ancient and modern Chinese, Indian, European and Balinese spa cultures.
The Spa by ESPA features four treatment rooms, four dry treatment rooms, outdoor Cabanas offering Shiatsu or Thai massage. Guests can also enjoy the Heat Experience (Steam Sauna, Jacuzzi hot tubs, Stone Sauna with weathered coral tiles).
Bringing the glory back to The Grande Dame of Sherbrooke Street in Montreal, Canada, the iconic Ritz-Carlton, Montreal hotel has reopened after completing an extensive $200 million restoration that truly meshes the latest luxury amenities along with the splendor of the past.
The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal’s building facade was carefully preserved and restored, public spaces were renovated and upgraded, and the guestrooms were redesigned to feature the very best in luxury and comfort. The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal now has 98 rooms and 31 suites. The 4,700-square-foot Royal Suite is the largest hotel suite in Montreal.
In addition, the luxury Ritz-Carlton, Montreal hotel guestrooms feature high-tech amenities, such as thermostats that intuitively remember a guest’s temperature preferences upon check-in, and motion sensors that activate lights when guests enter a dark room.
Hotel guests can dine at acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud’s restaurant, Maison Boulud, in the 130-seat dining room, the 46-seat year-round greenhouse, or on the new terrace on Sherbrooke Street.