In Dubai, a number of luxury establishments support the healthy influx of tourists every year, and with Abu Dhabi coming into it’s own as the cultural hub of the region, construction of luxury developments are a sure sign of positive growth.
In addition to their recently opened hotel in the DIFC, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has struck an agreement with Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH) for The Ritz-Carlton to operate a waterfront hotel in Abu Dhabi, which will open late 2011. The region is not known for subtlety when it comes to architecture; The hotel will boast a 17,222-square-foot swimming pool opening out onto the waterfront in spectacular fashion along with a a 21,500-square-foot ESPA spa, offering 20 private treatment rooms as well as a fully-equipped fitness center, outdoor tennis courts, and other heat and water experiences.
Inspired by the urban planning of Venice, the hotel draws on 15th to early 17th century Renaissance architecture, placing water features throughout the 54-acre property. With 447 rooms and suites, as well as 85 villas, the size The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal rivals the famed Emirates Palace Hotel, the jewel of Abu Dhabi’s luxury hotels.
On site is The Ritz-Carlton Club, a private floor accessible only by elevator key, offering five complimentary F&B presentations throughout the day and dedicated concierge service.
Dining will also be a draw card for the hotel; an Italian restaurant will feature outdoor terraces overlooking the gardens and water; a Middle Eastern restaurant will highlight the best of regional cooking and there will be a contemporary restaurant focusing on the creation of modern cuisine.
With large scale events ever increasing in the UAE capital, the The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal is set to be extremely popular.