The group’s operational properties in the region include The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel & Spa; The Ritz-Carlton Sharm Al Sheikh; Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz Carlton Hotel; The Ritz-Carlton, Doha; Sharq Village and Spa in Doha; The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal; The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh; The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC and The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, one of the emirate’s most respected hotels that recently opened a new wing.
Duchauffour has been instrumental in driving the brand’s growth and was closely involved in the opening of the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal earlier this year, the company’s flagship hotel in the region and a significant property for parent company Marriott International, too.
Adding to its portfolio, Ritz-Carlton has signed on three new hotels in 2013 — The Ritz-Carlton Tunis Carthage in Tunisia, The Ritz-Carlton Rabat in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, and The Ritz-Carlton Marrakech in Morocco. Sadly up in the air is the opening of The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, which has been undergoing an extensive refurbishment.
In a bid to help increase the numbers of luxury travellers attracted to the region and offer personalised service, Duchauffour is now focusing the group’s efforts on broader services, spa facilities, and activities for children and families.