The Ritz-Carlton brand debuted for the first time in Pune, India. The property is the brand’s second hotel in the country. The Ritz-Carlton, Pune sits in the city’s downtown, across from Poona Golf Club.
“We are delighted to bring the legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton to Pune, a city that blends the splendor of the past with the pulse of the present, and the promise of the future,” said Lisa Holladay, global brand leader, The Ritz-Carlton. “Through locally inspired design, culinary offerings and programming, The Ritz-Carlton, Pune will create an experience that is authentic to the city, facilitating a deeper connection between our guests and the destination.”
The hotel gives guests the perfect base for exploring a city commonly referred to as the Oxford of the East. There are nearly 200 guestrooms and 35 suites. The presidential suite provides 3,154 square feet of space over two bedrooms, a walk-in closet, living room, dining area, bar and spa treatment room.
The property offers five on-site dining options. Three Kitchens and Bar is a residential-style international eatery; Ukiyo boasts a sushi counter and robot grill; The Ritz-Carlton Tea Lounge serves daily afternoon tea; Vida Bar & Grill specializes in craft cocktails; and Aasma combines 180-degree rooftop views with Indian cuisine.
Other public spaces include a fitness studio and yoga deck, as well as the spa.
“We are extremely pleased to debut The Ritz-Carlton in the evolving city of Pune, and expand our portfolio in major destinations in India,” said Neeraj Govil, senior vice president, South Asia, Marriott International. “Pune is a top choice for affluent travelers and international tourists seeking enriching experiences, and this opening reflects our continued commitment to provide those travelers with opportunities to explore destinations like Pune.”
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