Set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens, gurgling fountains and Venetian-inspired buildings, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal offers a luxury beach resort experience minutes away from the city centre. The honouring of cultures can be found throughout the resort, from the Bedouin-inspired spa to the array of dining experiences. Located in front of the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi offers breathtaking setting and features that attract local corporate patrons, discerning diners, families, and international business and leisure travelers.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal features 447 luxurious guestrooms and suites, four plunge pool villas, 28 garden houses and 53 garden suites. Inspired by the 15th to early 17th century Renaissance architecture and the urban planning of the city of Venice, the waterfront resort consists of ten stately buildings arranged in a crescent formation, completed with artfully designed water features and manicured gardens throughout the 230,670 square meter (57 acre) property.
The Ritz-Carlton Club® Level redefines the luxury hotel experience, combining intimacy, comfort and exclusivity with the personalized service and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of The Ritz-Carlton. With continuous culinary offerings throughout the day (breakfast, light snacks, hors d’ oeuvres, beverages and sweets), a wide variety of international newspapers and magazines and internet access – it is the perfect place to conduct a meeting or simply unwind.
Inviting and elegant, rooms feature a spacious balcony with canal views, sumptuous feather bed and soothing colour palette. Views from the luxuriously appointed suites extend from the balcony to the Grand Canal, while additional space includes a separate living room and king bedroom. Garden suites and houses offer additional space and privacy with an expansive outdoor terrace and exclusive check-in area.
Leisure travelers can enjoy the all-encompassing Bedouin-inspired ESPA which provides holistic rejuvenation and relaxation in a serene, meditative setting. The 2,000 square meter (21,500 square foot) stand-alone spa caters to men and women and offers 16 private treatment rooms as well as a private beach and outdoor plunge pools. An expansive, fully-equipped fitness center offers state-of-the-art equipment, a studio for group or private fitness classes, and personal trainers on request. A major scene-stealer is the massive 1,600 square meter (17,222 square foot) outdoor swimming pool that accentuates the stunning landscape of the hotel. An adult only swimming pool is also available to guests seeking for more privacy.
The culinary journey at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi is about more than just food. It begins in the intricate detail of the unique design from award-winning Super Potato and carries through to each ingredient selected for the menus developed to suit even the most discerning palate. The hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Giornotte features a lovely outdoor terrace overlooking the gardens; The Forge steak house offers specialty cuisine in a stylish and contemporary setting; the Middle Eastern restaurant Mijana showcases the very best in the region’s cooking, and the Asian restaurant Li Jiang whets the appetite for all things spicy, authentic and Oriental. For those who enjoy a more casually luxurious experience, there is Dolce, a coffee and gelato shop, an outdoor restaurant Al Fresco, two poolside bars, a Lobby Lounge and a bar, all of which offer guests a great selection of drinks and bite-sized meals.