Ritz-Carlton opens first hotel in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, March 12, 2013
Luxury hospitality group Ritz-Carlton opened the doors to its first hotel in Abu Dhabi, the 532-room luxury resort, Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, on Tuesday (March 12).
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal is the ninth property in the Middle East region for the luxury hotel operator.
Inspired by 15th to early 17th century Renaissance architecture and the urban planning of the city of Venice, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal is located at the waterfront and consists of ten stately buildings arranged in a crescent formation.
Overlooking the 1,600 sq m pool, the backdrop of the hotel is the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The property features 447 guestrooms and suites, in addition to 85 private one- and two-bedroom villas.
“We are delighted to open our first hotel in Abu Dhabi, a city we have waited to be in until finding absolutely the right location,” remarked Herve Humler, the president and chief operations officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
“Warm Arabian hospitality combined with legendary Ritz-Carlton service will create many unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences for visitors from around the world,” said Humler.
At the Venetian-designed resort, both leisure and business travellers will enjoy the refined elegance of the 85 one- and two-bedroom villas complete with spacious outdoor terraces, separate arrival palazzo and private butler service, explained Humler.
"It provides a dedicated concierge, private check-in, plus five food and beverage offerings throughout the day within an exclusive lounge boasting panoramic views of the property, canal and city skyline," he added.-TradeArabia News Service