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The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai Honored with Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Awards

May 4, 2012 — Marriott International has been honored with three Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Awards for JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square, The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai, and The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong.

Announced at the 2012 Shanghai Inaugural Ratings Award Ceremony on April 25, 2012, the Forbes Travel Guide has defined the industry’s highest standard for excellence in hospitality for over 50 years. The Forbes Travel Guide Five- and Four-Star Award winners, judged by a team of professional inspectors, represent the ultimate luxury destinations in China’s financial capital.

JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai, The Portman Ritz-Carlton and the Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, are three of only 14 hotels in Shanghai to win the designation of Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotel.

The three hotels will be showcased alongside all other 2012 award winners on www.Startle.com, the new online destination of Forbes Travel Guide and its prestigious collection of global star-rated properties.

“We are delighted to be recognized with three Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star ratings for The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong and JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai – the first JW Marriott property in the world to be honored with this prestigious award,” said Craig Smith, executive vice president & chief operations officer of Marriott International, Asia. “Shanghai has become one of the world’s top international cities, and to be among the city’s best hotels rated by Forbes Travel Guide speaks volumes about the world-class quality and standard of hotels that Marriott International has to offer.”

Shane O'Flaherty, President of Global Ratings and Inspections said: "The 2012 ratings mark the first time Forbes Travel Guide has evaluated and recognized the hospitality industry in Shanghai, China, and in a short period of time Shanghai has captured the minds and the hearts of our inspection team as the properties have not only performed exceptionally well, but the destination as a whole is truly one of the most exciting cities in the world.”

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.

Maintaining its position as one of the best hotels in the world, The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai is one the 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List, The World Best Hotels.


For additional information about this press release contact:


Els Ramadhinta
Senior Director of Communications
The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai
1376 Nanjing Xi Road
Shanghai 200040
P.R. China
Telephone: +86 21 6279 8888
Direct: +86 21 6279 7961
Cell: +86 13611673769
Facsimile: (86 21) 6279 7014
Email: els.ramadhinta@ritzcarlton.com