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The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong Displays Yuanming He's Galloping Horses

Experience True Luxury at This 5 Star Hotel in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - July 22, 2014) - The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is delighted to present distinguished painter Yuanming He's first art exhibition in Hong Kong, merging his masterpieces and the elegant settings of the intimate "Sky Art Salon" on Level 102 of the highest hotel in the world, and making Chinese art appreciation part of the memorable experience. 

Born in Sichuan province in China, Yuanming was nicknamed "The Cowboy" for his free spirit, growing up among horses, bulls and nature -- which later became his inspiration and the theme of his works. Already listed in the "Who's Who in Chinese Contemporary Art", the definitive dictionary of Chinese artists, Yuanming received his first Distinguished Artist award in Sichuan in 1980. In 1995, he held his first solo exhibition in Singapore. The following year, he was invited to stage his first exhibition in the San Francisco Bay Area and was named Outstanding Artist by the city of Cupertino, California. Loved by American art enthusiasts, Yuanming has become a big part of the Los Angeles art scene. Since then, he has held exhibitions around the world, including the California World Cultural Square, City Hall of Mountain View in San Francisco and Beijing Art Museum. Famous for his paintings of horses, his works have also been used by the China Post to create a total of 18 stamps in celebration of the Year of the Horse in 2014.

Yuanming is known for his contemporary analytical techniques in his works. His ink and brush paintings often highlight bright and contemporary colors, which are seen as more whimsical when compared to the subtle colors used in traditional Chinese paintings. Installed on the ceiling of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong's lobby since opening, the three paintings from the "Horse Galloping Across the Sky" series reveal the true essence of his style. He combines Western colors and abstract elements with traditional brush-painting techniques to create a feeling of power and movement. The mane and tail are painted with one single stroke, demonstrating the best features of Chinese brush.

"The Ritz-Carlton has long worked with many prominent artisans," says Pierre Perusset, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. "Their talent and artistry are great reflections of The Art of the Craft philosophy that has made us world-renowned. We are proud and honored to have this opportunity to present our first art exhibition by such a prominent Chinese artist whose works have long been the best welcoming scene for any guests stepping into the lobby of the highest hotel in the world." Yuanming himself added, "I am delighted to be partnering with The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. We both share Oriental values and Western philosophy. I hope my paintings will take guests on a meaningful journey in life."

To celebrate the exhibition -- which will run from July 26 to August 10, 2014 -- The Lounge & Bar will be serving an exquisite afternoon tea with items inspired by the works of Yuanming He. Guests are all invited to visit his exhibition in the intimate "Sky Art Salon".

The Lounge & Bar afternoon tea will be served:

Monday to Thursday                     Friday to Sunday, Public Holiday     
Time: 3 pm - 6 pm                      Time: 2 pm - 4 pm (first seating)    
Price: HK$348 for one/ HK$568 for two  4:30 pm - 6:30pm (second seating)    
                                       Price: HK$368 for one/ HK$598 for two

*The above prices are subject to a 10% service charge.

For reservations and inquiries, please contact Restaurant Reservations at (852) 2263 2270 or email restaurantreservation.hk@ritzcarlton.com. For more information about Yuanming He, please visit his personal webpage www.hym666.com.

Elevated Experience

Taking your stay experience to the next level at the highest hotel in the world, The Ritz-Carlton Club & Suite is a separate realm of intimacy, comfort and exclusive service-a hotel within a hotel in which you are among a privileged few. Inside this lavish world, an elevated personal service is yours to enjoy: a complimentary limousine service to take you to nearby attractions, personalized stationery on your writing table and six food presentations served to you at The Club Lounge with our compliments. Most inviting of all is the elevated accommodation experience in our luxurious suites. From now until September 30, you can enjoy a valuable credit of US$100 per stay towards our exclusive service through our elegant facilities when you reserve a Club Level Room & Suite for a minimum of two nights.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Occupying floors 102 to 118 of the International Commerce Centre in Kowloon, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is the highest hotel in the world. The 312 guest rooms all providing spectacular city and harbour views. With six dining venues including state-of-the-art designer Italian restaurant Tosca, Michelin-starred Chinese Restaurant Tin Lung Heen and The Lounge and Bar that serves a signature afternoon tea. The rooftop bar Ozone is a truly stunning venue at 490 meters above sea level. For those wishing to relax and indulge, The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA located on 116th floor features nine deluxe treatment rooms and two couple's suites, re-defining the urban spa experience in the city and across Asia. The hotel features a fully-equipped fitness centre and an indoor pool on the 118th floor with a 28m x 7m LED screen on the ceiling. The hotel also boasts one of the largest ballrooms in the city at 870sqm. Complemented by an additional four meeting rooms, it has fast become the new social centre for Hong Kong and has set the benchmark for events in the region. For more information, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/hongkong.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
International Commerce Centre
1 Austin Road West
Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Vivian Li 
Tel: (852) 2263 2280
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