Ritz Carlton DIFC
A Great hotel in a perfect area for business travellers.
Inside the hotel, the entrance lobby is adorned with matching stairs either side of the reception area, which is dominated by over 40 individual crystal stems hanging from ceiling at three storeys’ high, these stairs lead upstairs and entice you to walk rather than using the elevator.
The hotel has 341 guest rooms that include 223 deluxe rooms, 23 junior suites, 28 executive suites, 27 club suites, 38 club rooms and includes two Ritz Carlton Suites that have prime views overlooking the Gulf, landscaped gardens or the swimming pool. The suites also come with a marble bath, walk in wardrobes and a private balcony.
Floors 13 and 14 of the hotel are dedicated to the Ritz Carlton Club guests. The club room is a luxury room where various foods are provided all day on a complimentary basis. We have always said that to stay at a hotel is always best done in a club room, due to the enhanced benefits that you receive.
Dining at the hotel is an experience to behold, with a large variety of different types of restaurants, including the fine dining Thai restaurant Blue Rain which continues the water theme, with a water channel running through the whole length of the restaurant, and out of the walls at either end, plus an all day French Brasserie Can Can, No.5 Lounge & Bar and the hotels signature restaurant Centre Cut which is a premium steakhouse.
Another astonishing feature of this hotel is a huge wine cellar which is the full length of a walk by wall, which is 100 ft long. This is an acclimatised wine cellar that contains up to 3,000 bottles of the top wines available. Some of the bottles of wine are the finest and most expensive that money could possibly buy.
However the most recognised feature of this hotel is the level of quality, both of the staff and the standards of the rooms. All of the rooms are extravagant in the level of luxury that is provided, with the suites fitted out with an astonishing level of standard, which you will be very hard pressed to find anywhere else for the same price. This hotel is a little gem and is sure to become a very desirable and popular place to stay.
Other facilities available are a fully-equipped health club, an indoor pool and the high quality Ritz-Carlton Spa which features 13 large treatment rooms, where high levels of treatments are available to its guests.
The spa has separate areas for male and female guests, and have tailor made treatments that are available on a menu based option. The treatments range from a 25 minute facial through to a 3 hour bespoke package, comprising body treatment, facial and Swedish or aromatherapy massage.
The Samaya Ballroom is also used for weddings and special occasions, where any special arrangements can be discussed by the dedicated catering manager and his team, where any help and advice can be given. The team is experienced enough to manage every aspect of your requirement, from the most intricate detail through to the most major request that you may have. The hotel even has its own online wedding guide, which is useful to view as it may give ideas of the most spectacular wedding and accessories, and how to incorporate them into your ceremony.
There are 124 luxury fully serviced apartments, which come in various sizes from one to four bedrooms. The residents of these apartments gain access to an exclusive rooftop pool and health club, as well as having access to all facilities offered by the hotel, which includes the catering, concierge in room dining and use of the hotels housekeeping facilities.
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