The Ritz-Carlton, a luxury hotel chain under hospitality firm Marriott, has expanded footprint in the Middle East with the opening of new property in Amman, Jordan.

Situated in the prestigious 5th Circle, The Ritz-Carlton, Amman offers easy access for guests to venture the historic sites of Petra, Wadi Rum, or the Dead Sea.

The 20-storey hotel’s design was led by Wimberly Interiors London and serves the needs of both leisure and business guests.

The new hotel features 228 guest rooms including 34 suites, in seven different categories.

Dining venues at the hotel include Roberto’s, the property’s signature restaurant, and Ambros, the property’s relaxed dining option catering seasonal produce and reimagined classics.

Iris, a tea lounge at the lobby offers a selection of signature eclairs, and Sarab Garden serves upscale regional cuisine. There is also a separate cigar and whiskey lounge, The Founders Room.

The Ritz-Carlton, Amman will welcome Soleil in summer that offers guests healthy menus including vegetarian dishes and a distinctive coffee roastery.

A distinctive sports lounge, Legends, serves American-style culinary fare and will open later this year.

Other guest amenities include a 1,050m2 Grand Ballroom, five meeting rooms, one boardroom, and a luxurious Club Lounge.

The property also boasts full-service spa and wellness centre, the Ritz-Carlton Spa, featuring ESPA products, indoor and outdoor temperature-controlled pools, six treatment rooms, a relaxation lounge and the largest jacuzzi in Amman.

The Ritz-Carlton vice-president and global brand leader Donna McNamara said: “We are thrilled to bring The Ritz-Carlton brand to Amman, embodying our commitment to delivering unparalleled experiences and creating meaningful memories in the world’s most exciting markets.

“From exquisite culinary craftmanship to treasured family moments, The Ritz-Carlton, Amman will embrace guests with its legendary service, and offer a unique lens on this charming capital city.”

Last month, Marriott International entered into agreement with The Red Sea Development Company to develop the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand hotel in the Middle East.