The President of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. Officially Inaugurates the Stylish New Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

With 15 Years of History, the Legendary Beachfront Retreat Unveiled Its New Look at an Exclusive Event


DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/13 -- April 10th 2013 The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai celebrated the unveiling of its eagerly anticipated new wing with an elegant event set along the Arabian Gulf.

Inspired by the unique highlights of the luxury marina resort's distinguished past and present, the event was inaugurated by Mr. Herve Humler, president and COO of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C., and attended by more than 400 notable guests from across the globe. Guests enjoyed an exclusive taste of the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, with enticing cuisine and world-class service set amidst the majestic beachfront view and subtle splendor of the new wing.

"This is an especially poignant moment for me and for all at The Ritz-Carlton, as the rebirth of this hotel marks our 15th anniversary in the United Arab Emirates and none of this would have been fulfilled without sharing the same vision with the owners -- Mohammed Saeed Almulla & Sons Dubai," said Mr. Herve Humler, president and COO of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

"The Ritz-Carlton is renowned for setting the benchmark in luxury hospitality, offering true craftsmanship that continues to create indelible memories. Exquisite surroundings and legendary service awaits every guest that passes through our doors, and our award-winning hotels reflect the decades of tradition that stand behind them. We have taken a commanding role in the luxury segment, leading in every measure of guest satisfaction in Index Studies all over the world," remarked Mr. Humler.

The luxury hotel, which opened in 1998, was one of the first luxury beachfront resorts in Dubai. It is an intimate oasis that perfectly blends the legendary Ritz-Carlton hospitality with the essence of Middle Eastern traditions, providing an authentic and intuitive service, a place where memorable experiences are crafted.

The new Ritz-Carlton, Dubai wing, named "Shorooq" after the Arabic term for sunrise, features 148 new guestrooms and suites including two beautifully appointed Royal Suites, Club Lounge, sophisticated dining venues, a brand new spa concept, additional swimming pools, lush gardens and expansive indoor and outdoor events spaces ideal for both social celebrations and business gatherings, adding a new dimension for luxury hospitality on Dubai's beachfront.

Consistently recognized in the Condé Nast Traveller Gold List as number one for service, the Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai personify the 'Let Us Stay With You' philosophy that defines the brand's service and style. "With the enhanced new room inventory and hotel facilities, I strongly believe that The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai will continue its legacy in crafting memorable experiences to our valued guests," explains Raul Salcido, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 82 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 U.S. 1-800-241-3333, 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. (NYSE: MAR).

About The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is located along the famed Jumeirah beach, with its 148 seafront rooms and suites having a view of the Arabian Gulf. Services and facilities include sophisticated dining venues offering world-class cuisine inspired from the exotic flavors of Asia, Arabia, Mediterranean and La Baie Lounge for stylish gatherings from noon to sunset; an extensive recreational facility includes a spa and fitness center, beautifully landscaped gardens with 5 swimming pools including a children's pool with slide and a private beach.

For more information, visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Dubai/Default.html.

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