The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou, unveiled its brand new, pillar-less and state-of-the-art Grand Ballroom on January 6. Almost 400 guests, including consuls general and diplomats in Guangzhou, hotel guests, residents, partners and media members attended the grand opening of the 1,200-square-meter ballroom.
The 100 million RMB project took over 24 months to complete. The ballroom immediately has become a new icon in Zhujiang New Town. The Ritz-Carlton features more than 3,300 square meters of space for banquets, meetings or social occasions, making it a paradise for event planners to hold gatherings of all sizes, including board meetings, product launches, corporate-wide and social celebrations and other high-profile activities.
The Grand Ballroom offers a flexible layout and can be divided into three separate venues for smaller events. The facilities feature advanced, sophisticated audiovisual equipment with electronic-controlled lighting systems, including ceiling-controlled LCD projectors, oversized remote-controlled electronic screens, an 80-square-meter high-definition LED screen, and remote-controlled track ceiling lighting systems to capture the appropriate mood.
Li Sze Lim, chairman of R&F Properties; Rainer Burkle, area vice president, Luxury, Greater China of Marriott International; and Matthias Vogt, general manager of the Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou, officiated at the ribbon-cutting and lion-dotting ceremony.
The Ritz Carlton hotels of Asia Pacific have dedicated themselves to volunteer missions in remote corners of Asia. The volunteer program has raised million since it started three years ago. It includes the sale of specially designed cakes for Smile Asia, a global alliance of independent organizations that work together to treat children with facial deformities like cleft lips and palates. In 2017, a portion of the proceeds from Smile Asia Week will be used to provide plastic surgery fellowships to two deserving doctors from Bhutan.