SHANGHAI, CHINA--(Marketwired - Mar 3, 2016) - The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong was recently honored by Forbes Travel Guide as a winner of the 2016 Forbes Five-Star Award. Forbes Travel Guide is the most prestigious standard for luxury hospitality worldwide, which now rates properties in 29 countries throughout The Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The company continues its uniquely selective process to recognize the finest properties in renowned markets, rewarding hotels that exude the most intuitive and gracious service -- which makes winning this award one of the most coveted achievements in the industry.

Since its grand opening in June 2010, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong has achieved numerous awards, including "Reader's Choice - No.1 Hotel in the World" by Condé Nast Traveler (U.S.), "Top City Hotels in Asia" by Travel + Leisure (U.S.) and "Best Business Hotel in Shanghai" by TTG China. The luxury hotel in Shanghai sets an unimpeachable standard of excellence in hospitality which stands out from the rest.

The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong has been fully committed towards guests' satisfaction. The hotel continuously listens to guests in an effort to provide the best service and facilities. Such upgrades include a refined setting at Scena Italian Restaurant, the addition of a winter garden in Flair Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, and a renovation at the Pool and Gym changing area, incorporating saunas with a breathtaking view over Luijiazui, the Wall Street of China. Meanwhile, the Shanghai Pudong hotel has constantly carried out off-job training sessions with experts in the industry. All efforts have paid off, yet continuously require perseverance, discipline and the satisfaction from our employees who truly demonstrate the motto of the brand, "We are Ladies and Gentlemen serving Ladies and Gentlemen".

"I'm honored and pleased by this prestigious award. It is a real statement of an ultimately refined luxury experience for our Guests," said Mr. Rainer Burkle, Regional Vice President and General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. "Any sustainable success requires persistent and long-lasting effort by all concerned. With any sustainable goal, consistency in product and service is key to success. Five-Star service is the extra mile. It's the unique and authentic experience of well-being that matters most to a guest during his stay and, in particular, when he or she leaves the luxury hotel. This sense of well-being resonates with a feeling of nostalgia, the need to return.

About The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong
The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong was opened in June 2010. It is the luxury hotel brand's second hotel in the city, and its seventh in China. Located in Shanghai IFC, the prime real estate in Lujiazui financial and entertainment center, the hotel complex is the masterpiece of world famous architect designer, Cesar Pelli. The 285-room Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong occupies the top 18 floors of the Shanghai IFC Tower I. With interior designs by Richard Farnell, style of the hotel is contemporary with hints or new interpretations of 1930's Shanghai Art Deco. This gives a great sense of place to the hotel as guest rooms and restaurants embrace magnificent sweeping views over The Bund -- the most intact collection of Art Deco architecture anywhere in the world. The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong's guest rooms and suites range in size from 50 square meters to 410 square meters. There are three floors of Club accommodations and each club room enjoys access to the hotel's stunning Club Lounge on the 49th level. The hotel also offers a variety of dining options with four Shanghai, Pudong restaurants and a bar.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 92 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 40 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more information or reservations, visit the company website at or For the latest company updates, visit The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

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The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong
Shanghai IFC, 8 Century Avenue
Lujiazui, Pudong
Shanghai, 200120 China