The Ritz-Carlton Debuts in Jordan, Bringing Modern Design and Unparalleled Experiences to Amman

AMMAN, JORDAN – The Ritz-Carlton, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, announced today the opening of the Ritz-Carlton, Ammanushering in a new standard of refined hospitality in the heart of Jordan’s dynamic capital. Rising elegantly above the West Amman skyline, and centrally located on the prestigious fifth circleThe Ritz Carlton, Amman invites customers to enjoy carefully personalized experiences that capture the spirit of Jordan’s beauty and hospitality.

“We are thrilled to bring the Ritz-Carlton brand to Ammanembodying our commitment to delivering unparalleled experiences and creating meaningful memories in the world’s most exciting markets,” said Donna McNamara, Vice President and Global Brand Leader of The Ritz-Carlton. ‘From exquisite culinary craftsmanship to precious family moments, the Ritz-Carlton, Amman will welcome its customers with its legendary service and offer a unique perspective on this charming capital.’

20 stories high, the Ritz-Carlton, Amman has 228 rooms – the most spacious of any hotel room in Jordan – including 34 opulent suites, divided into seven different categories. All rooms and suites have been intricately designed and elegantly furnished, with a sophisticated ambience felt throughout the property.

Led by Wimberly Interiors London, the hotel’s design is inspired by the culture and history of Jordan, which is reflected in the hotel’s bold interior architecture, bespoke lighting, Art Deco touches and contemporary art. The artistic elements of the hotel are inspired by the landscape of the Kingdom, from the natural crevices of the sea and the saturated colors of the earth to the deep crevices of caves and mountains. Petra’s breathtaking structures are reflected in a series of vignettes, while Roman and Nabataean architectural features are modernly reinterpreted throughout the hotel. The flooring in the guest hallways pays homage to Jordan’s desert landscape and the rooms are inspired by the natural elements of the destination, the sand and the sea.

The Ritz Carlton, Amman offers a wide range of distinctive dining options. Rising above the Amman skyline on the 20th floor of the hotel is the property’s signature restaurant, Roberto’s. Already a very popular luminaire on that of Dubai culinary scene, the arrival of Roberto’s will redefine the concept of authentic Italian fine dining in Jordanwith the location set to become one of the capital’s most exciting new hotspots for residents and visitors alike.

In addition to the lively and elevated atmosphere of Roberto’s, guests of the Ritz-Carlton, Amman can treat yourself to Ambros, the property’s casual dining option in the lobby serving unique seasonal produce and reinvented classics. Located in the hotel lobby, Iris is a stylish tea room and patisserie offering a selection of signature eclairs and afternoon tea experiences. At Sarab Garden, visitors can enjoy a sophisticated shisha lounge offering upscale regional cuisine. For cigar connoisseurs, The Founders Hall is a timeless cigar and whiskey lounge offering a very exclusive atmosphere and an elevated menu featuring sophisticated bites. Opening this summer, Soleil will appeal to diners looking for healthy food with an emphasis on vegetarian dishes and a distinctive coffee roast. Legends, a distinctive sports lounge featuring American-style culinary fare, is set to open later this year.

The Ritz Carlton, Amman houses a wide range of facilities for business and leisure travelers, including a 1,050 square meter grand ballroomfive meeting rooms, a conference room and a luxurious club loungeall delivered with unparalleled service and genuine care. The Ritz-Carlton Spa is a full-service spa and wellness center featuring ESPA products, temperature-controlled indoor and outdoor pools, six treatment rooms, a relaxation lounge and the largest Jacuzzi in Amman.

‘The opening of the Ritz-Carlton, Amman marks an incredible milestone for the whole Kingdom,” said Tarek Derbasgeneral manager of the Ritz-Carlton, Amman. ‘The property offers an exceptional level of luxury and sophistication – which redefines elegance and hospitality in Jordan and the wider region. We are delighted to unveil this magnificent property and look forward to welcoming guests with a level of care and passion that is sure to delight and exceed expectations.

For more information or to book your stay, please visit the hotel website here.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC

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