Ritz-Carlton Plans Kazakhstan Debut by End of 2013

• Category: Kazakhstan
CANNES – The first Ritz-Carlton in Kazakhstan will open by the end of next year, said the hotel company at the International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes on Tuesday. The hotel in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city, should quickly develop as one of the local community’s social and business centres.
Photo of Esentai Tower

Esentai Tower
Esentai Tower is the highest building in Almaty (37 floors) and is comprised of 22,260 m² of A+ class offices, 175 room JW Marriott and 30 serviced apartments. It is a part of the Esentai Park development, which includes Esentai Tower, Esentai Park shopping centre and three residential towers (21 floors each).

(Photo: Ten Denis)

The 145 room hotel is located in the 37 storey Esentai Tower within the mixed use Esentai Park development project in Almaty which includes an extensive shopping mall, Fitness Club and residential complexes. The hotel, located in the centre of the city, will offer Club and Suite accommodation together with over 900 m² of meeting facilities.

Esentai Tower offices have been operational since November 2008 and include Ernst & Young, HSBC, Credit Suisse, Renaissance Capital and other blue chip names among their tenants on long-term leases. The offices are 77% leased and comply with the Kazakh and international norms for HVAC, plumbing, electrical, structural and life safety. JW Marriott hotel will be operated by Marriott International under a 30 year management contract. Facilities will include fitness centre, Six Senses spa, meeting and conference room facilities, executive floors, lounge, restaurants and the largest ballroom in Almaty.

“We are honoured to partner with Capital Partners to manage this exciting property,” said Hervé Humler , President and Chief Operating Officer. “Almaty is an important business centre in the region and we are delighted to now be able to offer The Ritz-Carlton experience to our global business travellers visiting this city.”

Burak Oymen, co-founder of Capital Partners:

We are delighted to be working again with Ritz-Carlton. We believe that the partnership between Capital Partners and Ritz-Carlton, which has already worked so well in Moscow, will help create another exceptional hotel in an exceptional city.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 80 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR)