Ritz gears up for business travellers

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai.

 In light of the upcoming annual meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Marketing Fund taking place in September 2003, Dubai as a whole is gearing up for a major influx of business travellers to the region.

“The long-term gain of hosting the annual meetings will be very beneficial to the area, and will definitely ‘put us on the map’ as a fierce contender in the international MICE market,” explained Peter Mainguy, newly appointed regional director of sales and marketing for Ritz-Carlton in the Middle East.

“People will start to regain confidence in the region, and we expect to attract more city-wide conferences in the future.”

With this in mind, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai has introduced a host of additional benefits and services to attract the more discerning business traveller to the hotel.

According to the hotel, the list of benefits is extensive and includes:

  • Central location in Dubai between Media City, Jebel Ali Free Zone, Sheikh Zayed Road and Abu Dhabi;
  • Award-winning Club level lounge with views of the Arabian Gulf, six food presentations daily and a dedicated concierge;
  • Global guest recognition programme ensuring smooth communication of preferences for onward travel;
  • Corporate room rates at all Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Resorts world-wide;
  • Business Centre services, including translation services;
  • Inter-touch internet dial-up;
  • Meeting facilities offering private and intimate outdoor or indoor settings;
  • Business guests recognition upon arrival by members of the sales team;
  • Convenient airport location with Dubai International Airport both 25 minutes drive from the hotel;
  • Pre-registration and express check-out upon request;
  • A home-away-from-home experience, with award-winning oversized bedrooms all with private sea-facing balconies;
  • Welcome fruit presentation with mineral water;
  • Complimentary use of the Spa and Fitness Centre;
  • Assistance available for special dining requests and corporate entertaining
  • Priority wait list service.