The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal was our top pick for hotels to watch out for in 2013. The 532 room Grand Canal hotel has finally opened its doors for guests. Inspired by 15th and 17th-century Venetian architecture, this mammoth hotel has been created linking 10 stately buildings in a crescent formation overlooking the 1,600 square meter pool in front. The 532 residences are divided into standard rooms, club level rooms, suites, and villas. The suites spread across a luxurious 915 square feet and boast spacious balconies that give guests spectacular views of the Grand Canal. The Royal Suite on the top floor spreads over 2700 square feet and features Italian-inspired wood inlays and semi-precious stones.
Private one and two-bedroom villas
The 85 Villas are divided into one and two-bedroom villas; they range from 968 to 1,400 square feet. Each villa features a spacious outdoor terrace that is completed with African teak timber pergolas that give you an unobstructed view of the Grand Mosque and the European-inspired sunken garden.
The villas cater to guests with signature Middle Eastern Hospitality including 400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, separate rain shower facilities, and feather beds.
The Spa is set to open in early 2014; it promises to be an all-encompassing Abu Dhabi spa, which provides holistic rejuvenation and relaxation. The spa will stretch out over 21,500 square feet and cater to men and women in 15 private treatment rooms. What makes this unique from other spas is that also included is a private beach and plunge pool.
The mammoth Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi offers 10 different restaurants and bars; award-winning Japanese designer Super Potato has designed these three. Li Jang offers Southeast Asian cuisine, Mijana is a contemporary Arabic restaurant, The Forge is a typical steak house, and Giornotte is a 24-hour Italian restaurant. Among the bars and cafes, Dolce offers Italian gelato; Alba is the lobby lounge; Sorso is a signature Ritz Carlton lobby bar. Additional to these, there is also Al Fresco, the pool restaurant, and two pool bars.
Palatial Roma Ballroom
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal Bathroom –
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal Signature Floral Motif –
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal Private One and Two-Bedroom Villas –
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal One-Bedroom Villa Bathroom –
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal Meeting Room –
The Ritz-Carlton, Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal,
Khor Al Maqta’a, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates