Abu Dhabi has always been quite selective when it comes to offering the best in luxury and lifestyle. The Emirate’s hospitality sector is now going to get a fashionable addition with the Ritz-Carlton signing up with Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH) for a waterfront hotel. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal will be spread across 54 acres and will boast 447 guestrooms and suites and 85 villas. It will be shaped like a crescent and will be Venetian-themed. As goes the name, it will feature a Grand Canal in the front where guests at the villa can enjoy stunning views while being pampered by a personalized butler service. It will also feature ESPA – a 21,500-square-foot spa, a fitness center and outdoor tennis courts, three restaurants – an Italian restaurant, steak and seafood restaurant and a Middle Eastern and an Asian restaurant. It will also have a rooftop terrace that will offer food and beverage services as well as two poolside bars and a lobby lounge. The main attraction however will be a 17,222 sq foot swimming pool in front of the hotel. The property is expected to be open late this year.