The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has officially opened its doors.
The 341-room hotel, which has 124 executive residences, is the second Ritz-Carlton in Dubai and the company’s sixth hotel in the region. According to Ritz-Carlton, the new hotel has the largest ballroom and the tallest waterfall in Dubai’s financial district.
“The company philosophy is to design hotels that are casually elegant, with the occasional classical influence as appropriate. This hotel is a stunning example of that strategic direction,” says Herve Humler, president and chief operating officer for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
“Being able to expand our presence in Dubai and be part of a region of substantial growth is a tremendous opportunity. Of course, we were quick to welcome the chance to provide an outstanding meeting venue for the international companies that already have a presence in this complex,” adds Humler.
Since The Ritz-Carlton is the only hotel to be directly linked to the complex of buildings in Dubai International Financial Centre, No. 5, the hotel’s bar located in a prime welcoming position at the end of the connecting pathway, will offer a social hub for the complex. At the bar, a dramatic 30-meter (100-foot) wine wall containing 3,000 bottles of fine varietals will be a focal point for gourmands and wine connoisseurs.
Other dining selections in The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre include Blue Rain, a Thai fine-dining restaurant; Can Can, a French all-day dining brasserie; and the Center Cut steakhouse. The Lobby Lounge & Terrace provides a setting for the enjoyment of afternoon tea. Each restaurant boasts an expansive outdoor terrace.
A unique design facet of The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC is a 10-storey outdoor waterfall cascading down the building directly into the courtyard facing the lobby. Altogether, eight water features are situated throughout the hotel. These are designed to be not only aesthetically and aurally pleasing, but also to honor the feng shui belief that the constant flow of water signifies wealth and prosperity.
Recreational amenities include a fully equipped health club and luxurious Ritz-Carlton Spa, offering 13 treatment rooms.
Guests who wish to stay or hold an event at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre may telephone +971-4-372-2555 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/dubaiifc.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., which is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, currently operates 73 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. Future openings include hotels in Toronto and Hong Kong. Ritz-Carlton says the new Hong Kong hotel will be the tallest hotel in the world.