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Shanghai, January 24, 2017 – The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC was honored with the award for ‘Best Luxury Hotel Brand’ in the Hurun Report’s 13th Annual Best of the Best Awards held on January 19th in Shanghai. The Hurun Report awards is one of the longest running and most reputable awards in the luxury sector for China and awards are selected through a readers survey of China’s high net-worth individuals. Individually, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong was honored as ‘Best Luxury Hotel’ in Shanghai.

“It is such a great pleasure to be recognized as ‘Best Luxury Hotel Brand’ from the Hurun Report,” said Rainier Burkle, Area Vice President, Greater China, Luxury Brands, Marriott International. “This distinction is even more meaningful as it comes directly from the magazine’s readers, many of whom we have been lucky enough to welcome as our guests around the world. This award is a tribute to the Ladies and Gentlemen who dedicate themselves to creating the unique and memorable experiences each and every day that make Ritz-Carlton the iconic symbol of luxury in hospitality.”

The annual awards presentation celebrated brands from across industries and reveals brand preferences and lifestyle consumption trends of China’s wealthiest individuals across travel, luxury goods, and luxury services.

About Hurun Report Inc.

Established as a research unit in 1999 by British accountant Rupert Hoogewerf, Hurun Report Inc. has grown into a leading luxury publishing group based in Shanghai, China. Hurun Report Inc. has a stable of four luxury magazines, the Hurun Research Institute and an active business events division targeting China’s entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals.

The flagship Hurun Report magazine is published monthly and reaches the households of 110,000 proven wealthy Chinese individuals and their advisers. Hurun Report is best known for its annual Hurun China Rich List, widely considered the bible of wealth and de-facto Who’s Who of Chinese business.