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If your next stop is the UAE then there’s some excellent news ahead: The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre is at your service, and winner of Best Luxury Hotel in Dubai, 2012

Ritz-Carlton, DIFC Exterior

Located at the nexus of the financial district, the 14-storey Ritz-Carlton with its 341-room hotel and 124 executive residences was the second in Dubai and the sixth property in the region for the award-winning luxury hotel company. As the only hotel to be directly linked to the complex of buildings in Dubai International Financial Centre, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC caters extremely well for the needs of  business travellers.

Commenting on the hotel’s accolade in the Business Destinations Travel Awards, General Manager Lothar Quarz said: “We are honoured to be recognised with this award of Best Luxury Hotel in Dubai…It reflects the passion of our ladies and gentlemen who are committed to deliver a personalised experience for our guests each and every day.”

Renowned for delivering a world-class service, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC has strived to set a new standard in Dubai since opening in January 2011. In doing so, the hotel recognised that business travellers often have hectic schedules while on the road. To alleviate the stress that comes with these high-pressure positions, the hotel has implemented a complimentary C.E.O. – ‘Chief Executive Organiser’ – service, dedicated exclusively to guests staying in one of two Royal Suites.

The C.E.O. provides round-the-clock assistance to guests, ranging from administrative tasks for a last-minute meeting to laundry pressing for that important presentation. “This is so much more than a traditional butler service”, states Lothar Quarz. “Our guests’ comfort is the highest priority and our C.E.O. is an extension to our guest’s own business team – making travel arrangements, providing administrative and technical support, or simply booking business lunches – whatever is needed to ensure their trip is a success.”

Royal gatherings
Located on the top two floors of the hotel, the two Royal Suites are each 220sq m in size with floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning views of The Gate at Dubai International Financial Centre and include a separate bedroom, study, living area, kitchen and dining room. Part of the Ritz-Carlton Club Level, guests can expect an additional level of luxury combining intimacy, comfort and exclusivity with the personalised service and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of The Ritz-Carlton. A dedicated C.E.O. is automatically provided for any reservations in the Royal Suites.

Boasting the largest ballroom in the city’s financial district in combination with the legendary Ritz-Carlton service, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC has delivered on its promise to be Dubai’s ultimate destination for stylish and luxurious meetings and events. Even with a total conference and catering space measuring an impressive 2,574sq m, the best feature is undoubtedly the 1,400sq m Samaya Ballroom (Arabic for ‘my sky’).

The main advantages for event planners include the ground level location, private driveway and hotel entrance, ground-level loading dock and service areas, pillar and chandelier-free function space with a ceiling height of six metres, motor vehicle access directly into the ballroom as well as retractable walls which make the room divisible by four.

The rooftop terrace directly above the ballroom brings an additional welcome element of outdoor space that is perfect for weddings and other special events. With a divisible ballroom plus an additional eight function rooms, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC is the ideal setting for the city’s corporate conferences, special events and happy occasions.

A dedicated catering and conference services team of Ritz-Carlton ladies and gentlemen take care of every detail, allowing the meeting planners and delegates alike to make the most of their time.

The hotel bar is located in the prime welcoming position at the end of the DIFC bridge, ensuring No. 5 Lounge & Bar is the social hub of the hotel. Other dining selections include Blue Rain, the signature Thai fine-dining restaurant; Can Can, a French all-day dining brasserie and the Center Cut steakhouse.  All provide multiple settings for the enjoyment of the cuisine made famous by The Ritz-Carlton chefs. The Lobby Lounge & Terrace offers a casual elegance for the enjoyment of afternoon tea and Dubai’s only chocolate and champagne experience, while each restaurant boasts an expansive outdoor terrace.

Further information: www.ritzcarlton.com

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