29 Mar '11, 5pm
Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Opens
The world’s highest hotel opened its doors in Hong Kong on Tuesday, offering unrivalled panoramic views of the world famous Victoria Harbour. Towering some 490 metres (1,600 feet) above the bustling, chaotic streets of the Southern Chinese city, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel is making a grand comeback after temporarily closing in 2008. Visitors peered out of the floor-to-ceiling windows of the 118th floor of the International Commerce Centre , which houses the hotel, for a 360 degree view of the glitzy financial hub and the South China Sea. “We’re opening an iconic hotel which took us about 10 years to build,” president and chief operations officer Herve Humler told reporters. “We are taking luxury to new heights in every sense,” he added. The Ritz-Carlton however will likely lose the world’s highest hotel title in 2014, according to media reports, when the J-Hotel opens near the...