The Ritz-Carlton, Baku

An architectural marvel with a prime address

With its sleek, sail-shaped facade towering over the Baku skyline, The Ritz-Carlton, Baku might look more at home among the shimmering skyscrapers of Abu Dhabi than in Azerbaijan’s capital. But with its thoughtfully designed interiors and curated cultural experiences, the high-end hotel proves that luxury is more than meets the eye.

Boasting a prime address adjacent to the Zaha Hadid-designed Heydar Aliyev Center, the latest Ritz-Carlton outpost puts the best of Baku at your doorstep, not that you’d want to wander far from your sumptuous digs. Imagined by Dubai-based Kristina Zanic Consultants, the sumptuous retreat’s interiors are a vision in marble that draws inspiration from Baku’s international trading history as an important stop along the Silk Road. Rich fabrics in bright colors keep the eye intrigued while contemporary artwork anchors public spaces firmly in the present. And when you’re ready to rest, skyline views from every room remind you that this Baku dream is indeed real.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The first thing you’ll notice about The Ritz-Carlton, Baku is its unique exterior. But the luxury hotel’s stunning marble lobby with its dark wooden spiral staircase provides an equally stunning first impression.
  • While modern luxury is a theme of the high-end hotel, local touches are mindfully integrated, too. For instance, a daily performance of Azerbaijani music played on a Whaletone piano accompanied by a traditional dancer adds an authentic tone to teatime.
  • Enjoy a serene retreat from the bustle of Baku at The Ritz-Carlton Spa. In addition to an array of sumptuous treatments, you can unwind in two gorgeous indoor pools or luxuriate in the hammam.
  • The speakeasy-influenced Blind Tiger lounge harkens back to Jazz Age New York with its dark wood walls, leather couches and cubic crystal chandelier. Unwind with a glass of whisky or a Prohibition-inspired cocktail whipped up by smartly dressed mixologists.
  • Get a taste of the Big Apple in Baku at signature restaurant Tribeca. In an ode to The Ritz-Carlton’s roots, the New York-style brasserie serves a blend of upscale American fare (see: wagyu burgers or spice-crusted salmon) and Azerbaijani cuisine (lamb dumpling-filled dushbara soup and a variety of kebabs).

The Rooms

  • Sumptuously adorned accommodations feature a contemporary color palate of taupe and beige with chrome accents that let The Ritz-Carlton, Baku’s stellar views speak for themselves.
  • The neutral-toned rooms enjoy bright pops of color reminiscent of Azerbaijan’s carpet-weaving tradition. Colorful pillows and contemporary artwork with dabbles of turquoise, red, orange and pink dot the cozy accommodations while blue accent walls add a unique twist.
  • Marble-clad bathrooms are surprisingly spacious for a city-center hotel, featuring double vanities as well as separate showers and deep-soaking tubs.
  • Enjoy a supremely regal retreat when you check into The Ritz-Carlton, Baku’s Presidential Suite. At a lavish 6,542 square feet, the palatial unit boasts a marble entryway, a private gym and a fireplace-clad sitting room complete with a marble chess set.

24-hour room service
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Pet friendly
Getting There
3 Babek Avenue Nasimi district, AZ1025 Baku, Azerbaijan
NeighborhoodHeydar Aliyev Center
GYD (24-45 min)  
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