Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company 03/06/2018 – Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach Elevates Beachfront Luxury on the Shores of the Arabian Gulf

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. is excited to announce the debut of The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach, the second luxury resort for The Ritz-Carlton brand in Ras Al Khaimah, and the brand’s fifth property in the United Arab Emirates.

Located on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, just one hour away from the urban metropolis of Dubai, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach is the perfect getaway, seamlessly blending natural beauty and timeless luxury to create an intimate beach retreat. The resort features 32 luxurious tented villas, each with its own pool and direct beach access, offering comfort and privacy complemented by breathtaking views and indulgent amenities. Guests can choose from two types of villas. The Al Naseem Villas feature local design elements inspired by traditional Bedouin architecture and offer an elevated level of seclusion, while the Al Bahar Villas include open views and private beachfront access.

“We are seeing an increased desire from today’s luxury traveler for more high-end offerings and immersive escapes in emerging destinations, and The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach is perfectly suited to meet this need,” said Lisa Holladay, Global Brand leader for The Ritz-Carlton. “We look forward to welcoming guests to this stunning beachfront resort, which features the best of its destination together with the iconic Ritz-Carlton experience.”

Immersive programming gives guests the opportunity to explore Ras Al Khaimah’s kaleidoscope of experiences along the shores of the Al Hamra Beach. Resort guests can discover the natural beauty of the area with an afternoon of paddle boarding, a fishing trip on the coast of Ras Al Khaimah, a sunrise or sunset yoga experience overlooking the seashores, or simply enjoying the resort’s private beach. Meanwhile, young guests can explore the natural wonders and cultural traditions of the destination through the Ritz Kids® program, where they can explore the beachfront, gain a better understanding of the marine life through educating yet fun beach activities, or develop their inner artist with beach-inspired arts and crafts.

“We have been looking forward to the reopening of our beach resort under the management of The Ritz-Carlton and to giving guests truly memorable experiences,” said Frederic Savoye, President of Hospitality Business, Al Hamra Group LLC. “We are thrilled to introduce the legendary Ritz-Carlton service, which combined with state-of-the-art facilities, elevated restaurants, and unique spa concepts, will offer the best in beachfront luxury to guests from all over the world.”

Resort guests can recharge at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, a seaside sanctuary offering holistic treatments in the comfort of dedicated treatment pavilions. This world class spa offers a select menu of local, ocean inspired treatments prepared with flowers and native spices. Two fitness centers are also available 24 hours for guests.

Fresh seafood and cuisine prepared with a local twist can be experienced while enjoying endless sea views from the resort’s signature Shore House restaurant, which showcases gastronomic excellence with fresh catches from the sea and local produce. Meanwhile, exotic sundowners are served every day at sunset on the bar lounge. Those who want a more private dinner experience can choose to dine on the beachfront, in a secluded beach cabana overlooking the crystal blue waters of Ras Al Khaimah or on the beachfront.

Additionally, guests wanting to explore The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert can do so easily with a daily shuttle bus traveling to and from the two resorts. Activities such as nature walks through the Al Wadi Nature Reserve, archery or wildlife entertainment with owl and falconry shows can be arranged for a day of desert exploration, truly offering something for everyone in Ras Al Khaimah.

For more information, please visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/alhamrabeach

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, MD., part of Marriott International, Inc., currently operates more than 95 hotels and over 45 residential properties in more than 30 countries and territories. The Ritz-Carlton is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR

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Contact:
Melanie Dorange
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