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Flagship ESPA Paying Homage to Regional Heritage Opens at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Abu Dhabi Welcomes the Latest in Skincare and Wellbeing

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES -- (Marketwired) -- 02/02/14 -- After much anticipation, the all-encompassing ESPA located within the Venetian Village at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal has opened its doors. Providing a calm, contemplative, meditative space in which to relax, reflect and socialize, the beachfront spa at the luxury hotel offers pioneering treatments in a serene setting steeped in Bedouin culture of Arabia.

From the rich flavour of cardamom-infused Arabic coffee upon arrival to carefully selected décor elements inspired by local traditions, guests are enveloped in sublime beauty created through the use of natural materials such as limestone, iridescent glass and brown onyx that give the space a harmonious feeling. Situated on two levels, striking Moroccan hammam, saunas flooded with natural daylight, marbled steam rooms as well as 16 luxuriously appointed treatment rooms provide holistic rejuvenation and relaxation while invoking a sense of travel and timelessness.

"Located within the Venetian Village, a waterfront residential area reminiscent of picturesque Italian piazzas that have historically been the centre of community life, ESPA at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi is slated to become Abu Dhabi's premier luxury spa destination," stated general manager, Pep Lozano. "Offering unique treatments specifically created for this venue, such as our signature Oasis Ritual -- a revitalizing and cleansing combination to awaken the senses, uplift the spirit and soothe tired muscles -- and providing personalized service The Ritz-Carlton is renowned for, ESPA is the perfect addition to our leisure facilities."

Separate female and male outdoor relaxation areas bring respite during summer months, inviting guests to retreat to their private plunge pool enveloped in lush greenery and just steps away from a pristine beach reserved for exclusive use of ESPA guests who can also take advantage of the luxury resort's striking scene-stealer, the massive 1,600-square-meter (17,222 square foot) outdoor swimming pool. Pace e Luce ladies' beauty salon located within the spa provides hair, nail and make-up services.

Situated on the scenic Grand Canal overlooking the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the 57-acre waterfront luxury hotel offers a wide choice of luxury accommodation options including 85 private villas and four Ritz-Carlton Suites offering spacious facilities and premium amenities. For more information about ESPA or to make a reservation please email abudhabi.spa@ritzcarlton.com, call +971 2 818 8051 or visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/AbuDhabi/Spa/Default.htm.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 85 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the UAE 800-47-89, or visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR)

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Valeria Mertsalova
Public Relations Manager
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
Tel: +9712 818-8881
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