THE RITZ-CARLTON ABU DHABI, GRAND CANAL UNVEILS A BRAND-NEW FIFA STANDARD FOOTBALL AND RUGBY PITCH IN THE LUXURIOUS RESORT

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The newest addition to the property spans an area of 20,000sqm and overlooks the breathtaking views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal has unveiled a brand-new 20,000sqm FIFA standard football and rugby pitch in the resort, joining an elite portfolio of global hotels to have the professional size pitch as part of its leisure facilities. The football ground, which will be available for the training seasons of professional teams, sports camps, corporate incentive activities and other sporting activities, is open now and available for bookings.

Complimented by mesmerizing views of The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the property’s new recreational facility boasts an exclusive Club House with a private gym and recovery room, making it the perfect spot for professional sports teams visiting Abu Dhabi locally and internationally. Exceeding expectations with features that go beyond a fully-catered professional football field for professionals practice seasons and matches, the venue provisions a separate 7-a-side pitch, a dedicated goal keeper practice area, and can also be transformed into a rugby field upon request to host professional matches all in line with the highest of standards.

Combined with the resorts’ other recreational and event facilities such as the Grand Lawn and the fairytale wedding ballrooms, the brand-new football and rugby pitch is also perfect for guests looking for a unique space to book outdoor events, team building activities and kid’s camps. For in-house guests looking to polish their golf skills in the beautiful pitch, the property offers golf-putting areas and practice mats upon request.

Commenting on the new addition, General Manager Christian Hoehn said: “The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal has reaffirmed its status as one of the premier luxury leisure destinations in the capital with the launch of our brand-new FIFA standard football and rugby pitch. As one of the very few hotels in the capital to have the facility, and certainly the only one with stunning views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, we join a select number of hotels able to provide a hub for elite athletes to train and stay. We look forward to welcoming our ladies and gentlemen and continuing the renowned service that The Ritz-Carlton hotels provide”.

Nestled into 57 acres of lush gardens and shimmering pools, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal marries modern elegance with rich traditions. Only a mere 20 minutes away from the airport, guests can surrender to experiences that captivate the senses. From exclusive views of the Grand Mosque to unmissable dining experiences, the resort celebrates the extraordinary.

For bookings and more information about The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, visit https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/uae/abu-dhabi or call +971 2 818 8888 .

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC:

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, MD., currently operates more than 90 hotels in over 30 countries and territories.  More than 40 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. 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.  The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR).