Posted by Neil King
The luxury Ritz-Carlton hotel in Dubai plans to expand its guest capacity and add several new restaurants.
Andrew Nasskau, general manager at the resort, said that since its opening 11 years ago, the number of guests had increased annually. He said that with the addition of nearby developments like Dubai Marina, the Ritz-Carlton was expecting even higher visitor interest in the coming years.
At present, the hotel features 138 sea-view guestrooms over seven floors. There are now plans to build an adjacent wing to house an additional 163 guestrooms, bringing the total number to 301.
The most luxurious of these rooms will be two royal suites, each covering more than 180 sq m and offering 180-degree panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf.
Elsewhere, ten new private dining rooms will be added within an enclosed solarium in the Italian specialty restaurant Splendido. The hotel's signature restaurant La Baie will also be revitalised with a new concept and a larger dining space.
Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which recognises outstanding customer service.