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Ritz-Carlton to open first Abu Dhabi hotel

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company (RCHC) has announced that it has secured an agreement with Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH) to open its first property in the Emirate state.

Due to open in late 2011, the waterfront Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal will boast a 2,000sq m (21,528sq ft) ESPA-managed spa area with 20 private treatment rooms. The 447-bedroom property will also incorporate 85 villas; a fitness centre; outdoor tennis courts; and heat and water experiences, such as a 1,600sq m (17,222sq ft) swimming pool.

Designed by Otak International, the hotel will also feature a number of dining options and 2,040sq m (21,958sq ft) of flexible space for conference and events. RCHC president and chief operating officer Herve Humler said: "Together with the owning company Abu Dhabi National Hotels, we will create a prestigious luxury hotel that will be the highlight of the new waterfront development."

ADNH chair H.E. Salem Mohamed Athaith Al Ameri added: "Our partnership with a world-class hospitality group such as the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company solidifies our plans for ADNH's growth and reinforces our concrete development strategy."

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company (RCHC) has announced that it has secured an agreement with Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH) to open its first property in the Emirate state. Due to open in late 2011, the waterfront Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal will boast a 2,000sq m (21,528sq ft) ESPA-managed spa area with 20 private treatment rooms. The 447-bedroom property will also incorporate 85 villas; a fitness centre; outdoor tennis courts;
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