The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has outlined plans to open 15 new hotels by 2016, in a move to expand its global footprint to 100 hotels and resorts.
As part of the plan, new properties are scheduled to open in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Indonesia, and the People’s Republic of China and Panama over the next 30 months.
The Ritz-Carlton will add five new hotels in the Asia-Pacific region with further development planned in Malaysia and India.
The brand is planning to return to Bali with two new properties – The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, and Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Ubud.
Mandapa will be the third global Ritz-Carlton Reserve property and its second in Asia, following Phulay Bay.
Furthermore, The Ritz-Carlton will expand its footprint in the Middle East and 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.
Ritz-Carlton Hotel global operations officer Bob Kharazmi said that this prolific period of growth underscores the rising demand for The Ritz-Carlton in additional locations around the world.
"Travellers are increasingly curious and venturing beyond their traditional vacation spots to explore cultural and lifestyle 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," Kharazmi added.
Over the last 20 months, the luxury hotel brand has opened nine properties, in Kyoto, Japan; Herzliya, Israel; Tianjin and Chengdu in China; Bangalore, India; Almaty, Kazakhstan; Aruba; Dorado Beach; Puerto Rico; and Vienna, Austria.
Image: The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of AgnosticPreachersKid at wikipedia.