The Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Verny Capital, a Kazakhstan-based private investment group, have inked a deal for the development of The Ritz-Carlton, Astana, in Kazakhstan.

The new hotel is the group’s second hotel in Kazakhstan. The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty previously opened in 2013.

The new hotel will be located in the Talan Towers project, which is strategically located in the heart of the Left Bank. The project encompasses retail space, offices and luxury apartments.

To occupy 20 floors of the 27-storey development designed by SOM architects from New York, the new hotel will feature 157 guest rooms and suites.

It will also offer Ritz-Carlton Club Level accommodation with exclusive access to a club lounge.

The Ritz-Carlton, Astana will also feature a sky bar with panoramic city views, as well as a restaurant, cigar bar and private fine dining areas. Business and meeting facilities at the hotel include a 990m² ballroom for social events and conferences, smaller breakout rooms and board rooms.

"The signing of this agreement is an important step for us."

Ritz-Carlton president and COO Herve Humler said: "We are delighted to work once again with our partners Verny Capital and to bring The Ritz-Carlton’s renowned levels of hospitality to the capital city of Kazakhstan.

"We look forward to creating a prestigious luxury hotel for international travellers to this dynamic city."

Verny Capital general director Erlan Ospanov said: "The signing of this agreement is an important step for us.

"We have a longtime partnership with The Ritz-Carlton and this will be our third property, adding to The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna and The Ritz Carlton, Moscow; the stars of our real estate portfolio."

Image: The Ritz-Carlton in Washington DC, US. Photo: courtesy of Feydey.