The Ritz-Carlton DIFC Reveals New Art Collection

Contemporary art and luxury hotels – what a better combination? The Ritz-Carlton DIFC is taking advantage of this great marriage of aesthetic objects of leisure in its art collection, which including over 20 new sculptures that have just arrived at the hotel on loan from Opera Gallery, DIFC.  Entitled ‘Discover with You’, the occasion invites guests to explore the artworks in a unique way, by enjoying a private tour of the hotel’s own collection, as well as the DIFC gallery, guided by Opera Gallery’s General Manager, Annamaria Bersani.

Le Loupe, Mauro Corda
Le Loupe by Mauro Corda.

A long term partner of the gallery, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC has an impressive art collection of over 100 paintings on display throughout the hotel.  This is complemented by a diverse range of around 30 sculptures, which Opera Gallery provides and changes on a quarterly basis.  This month has seen the delivery of 20 new sculptures from internationally-renowned artists including Laurence Jenkell, Frederico Uribe and Mauro Corda. Highlights include ‘Jack the Dog’ by French artist Fabienne Arietti, a striking yet elegant bright purple Bull Terrier that welcomes guests to the lobby, and L’Espadon by Mauro Corda, a three meter long aluminum swordfish that sits in the stunning waterfall in The Sunken Garden.

Bon Bon, Laurence Jenkell
Bon Bon by Laurence Jenkell.


Along with the exclusive guided tours, ‘Discover with You’ offers overnight accommodation in a Deluxe Room or Executive Suite, including breakfast, and AED 185 to spend in the hotel’s restaurants or spa.  Lothar Quarz, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC believes the package will prove popular with the hotel’s guests:

“As global travelers, we know that our guests are seeking unique experiences when they travel, and our extensive art collection provides an additional memorable experience for them to enjoy,” says Quarz. “Our partnership with Opera Gallery ensures we always have fresh pieces for our guests to explore, and by providing a guided tour with an expert in the field, we are able to enhance the overall experience even further.”

Opera Gallery is just a five-minute walk from The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC and the guided tours can be tailored to the request of the guest, taking between 30 and 90 minutes.

To reserve the ‘Discover with You’ package, call +971 4 372 2555 or visit  48-hours’ notice is required to book the guided tours.