The Ritz-Carlton company plans to develop 10 more hotels in the Middle East in the next three years. Vivienne Gan, Ritz-Carlton company's regional director for public relations in Dubai, said the success of their five hotels in the Middle East, two of which are in Doha, has encouraged their company to build 10 more in the region.
"We are looking into developing hotels in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman and other parts of the United Arab Emirates," Gan said.
Gan said a second Ritz-Carlton hotel will be finished by June 2009 in Dubai. "Situated right in the heart of Dubai's financial district, Ritz-Carlton will open the Ritz-Carlton Dubai, International Financial Center," said Gan.
She said the 341-room city hotel will be situated right in front of the stock exchange. It will have 120 apartments that will be fully serviced and 2,500sqm of the hotel will be dedicated to spa space.
"It's an outstanding location. We could not have asked for a better location," Gan said.
Gan said a Ritz-Carlton resort will be developed in three years' time in Abu Dhabi.
"The Middle East is a very exciting growth area and people are eager to invest. Tourism is being developed and we want to be there to meet this demand," Gan said.
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