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Travel + Leisure Recognizes The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai as One of the Top City Hotels in Asia

Experience True Luxury at Award Winning Shanghai Hotel

SHANGHAI, CHINA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/03/14 -- The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai is among the 50 hotels on the list of Top City Hotels in Asia in the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2014 readers' survey.

The luxury hotel scored 90.96 points and ranked 19 from a total of 50 hotels from all around Asia; being recognized as one of the best in the industry by providing the highest quality of service, food and dining experience, location, overall design, guest rooms and exceptional ladies and gentlemen who build strong relationship and create Ritz-Carlton guests for life.

"We are delighted to be recognized among the top best 50 hotels in Asia by prestigious Travel + Leisure as it speaks volumes about our continuous effort to provide the finest personalized service for our guests," said Derek Flint, general manager of The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai. "Together with all the ladies and gentlemen at the hotel, we would like to thank Travel + Leisure, all the readers and also travelers who have voted for us to achieve this award, we generously appreciate all the trust and the opportunities to provide them with memorable Ritz-Carlton experiences."

The award-winning landmark is located in Shanghai Centre, a retail, dining and entertainment complex on the famous Nanjing Road. Services and facilities include six restaurants and lounges serving Chinese, Italian, Japanese and Western favorites. An extensive health club with swimming pool, gym, squash and racquetball courts is featured alongside a fully-equipped business center.

Offering hotel guests an opulent experience in a boutique setting surrounded by stunning panoramic views of the city skyline, the new Club Level at The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai offers exclusive 24 hour access and at 500 square meters, The Ritz-Carlton Suite is the largest presidential hotel suite in the Shanghai, making it the luxury accommodation of choice to host royalty, heads of state, celebrities, heads of multi-national corporations and their accompanying entourage. Additional facilities include dining and entertainment outlets, and fully refurbished meeting venues that can be tailored to match the meeting planner's needs.

The downtown Shanghai hotel also recently completed its lobby entrance renovation, commenced in March 2014. Guests checking into the hotel will now be welcomed with a new arrival experience, a brand new lobby entrance area, and refreshed lobby lounge offerings.

Winners of the 2014 World's Best Awards were selected based on a readers' survey. Selection criteria for the hotel category included the overall performance of guest rooms, facilities, location, service, restaurants/ food and value.

With offices extended to 21 countries and regions worldwide, The Leading Travel magazine from Time Inc. has been shaping the travel industry for 40 years. Six editions have been published worldwide, each sharing a wealth of information. As a stylish and authoritative guide for today's global traveler, the magazine offers incisive commentary, vivid narratives and comprehensive service information, all in one premium -- quality package. It is the most authoritative reporting on travel trends and lifestyle.

About The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai
The 610-room Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai is a landmark located in a retail, dining and entertainment complex on the famous Nanjing Road. Situated right in the heart of the commercial, shopping and entertainment district of the city, services and facilities include restaurants and lounges. An extensive health club with swimming pool, gym and squash court is featured alongside a 24-hour business center.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 86 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 is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc.

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Els Ramadhinta
Director of Communications
The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai
Shanghai Centre
1376 West Nanjing Road, Shanghai 200040
Telephone: +86 21 6279 8888

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