The Ritz-Carlton, Abu Dhabi

Interior, Façade and Landscape

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal is a luxury beach resort set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens with spectacular views of the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

The architecture of this 5 Star hotel has been highly inspired by Venetian Design which was the theme carried through for the lighting scheme. The highly decorative façade has been illuminated in a way that is sympathetic to the architecture, by highlighting the intricate details and making them come alive at night. Working with Venetian artists, Visual Energy custom designed the street lights, made with cast iron with the light source hidden.

Client: Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Operator: Ritz Carlton

Architect: OTAK International

Interior Designer: Smith/Firestone Associates (SFA Design)

Completion date: 2013