ALMATY – One of the most anticipated hotels in Central Asia was unveiled on Nov. 5 in Almaty. Located in the green heart of the city, near the foothills of the Alatau Mountains, the new Ritz-Carlton hotel aims to attract both tourists and business travellers in Kazakhstan’s largest city.
“We are delighted to bring the Ritz-Carlton brand to Kazakhstan. Almaty is a key gateway city for our customers and this hotel complements the portfolio of Ritz-Carlton properties around the globe beautifully,” Herve Humler, president and chief operating officer of Ritz-Carlton said.
The Ritz-Carlton brand is based on its high standard of service and building one-to-one relationships with its guests.
“We are also pleased to announce the Ritz-Carlton Residences on the upper floors of the tower. Residents in these units will not only have the best views in the city, but will also enjoy all the fantastic amenities of the hotel with the privacy and benefits of personal ownership,” said Burak Oymen, co-founder of Capital Partners, who worked in collaboration with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC. Sitting atop of the 37-storey Esentai Tower, one of the tallest buildings in Central Asia, the new hotel offers 145 spacious guest rooms and suites. Guest rooms and public areas feature Asian cherry, maple, oak and walnut furniture. The hotel offers four dining options: an all-day dining restaurant which features Mediterranean cuisine; the Aura bar on the 28th floor, which offers cocktails and sushi; the LT Grill, managed by chef Laurent Tourondel, best known for his streaks, burgers and salads; and the Sky Lobby bar and lounge on the 30th floor, which provides views of the Almaty mountains. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel also provides spa facilities like special salt and other treatment rooms, saunas and steam rooms.
The hotel is a part of Capital Partners’ Esentai Park development, which also includes an extensive shopping mall and residential complexes.
The property is a joint venture between Ritz-Carlton and international real estate developer Capital Partners. The two have a successful partnership in Moscow. The Kazakhstan-based Verny Capital also owns The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Vienna.