ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates—The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal has opened its doors. The 532-room luxury resort is the first Ritz-Carlton in Abu Dhabi and the ninth property in the Middle East 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 buildings arranged in a crescent formation. 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 the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi, a city we have waited to be in until finding absolutely the right location,” stated Herve Humler president and chief operations officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. “Warm Arabian hospitality combined with legendary Ritz-Carlton service will create many unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences for visitors from around the world.”
The resort offers water features, private beaches, outdoor terraces, a dedicated concierge, five food and beverage offerings, and an executive lounge. The hotel also includes 14 different meting rooms and the 1,550 square meter Roma Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 900 guests and is divisible into three separate sections. Additional leisure amenities include a 1,600 square meter outdoor pool, a health club, and the Ritz Kids Club.