Putting On The Ritz

14 October 2015

So as you can tell from my last blog entry it has been quite some time since I have added to the Private Jet Charter® website and it is about time that I share something with you. I have just had a weekend stay in a hotel in Dubai and the entire experience was too amazing not to boast about.

With many incredible 5 star hotels to choose from in Dubai as well as the 7 star exceptional Burj Al Arab how hard is to decide where to stay for a mini break. What do you look for ultimately in a hotel? Is it friendly staff? Value for money? A room with a view of the ocean? Location or perhaps a well-known hotel chain. I am going to share my experience at The Ritz Carlton Jumeirah Beach Residence that ticks all the boxes and goes beyond any expectation imaginable.

From the minute I arrived up at the front entrance of the Ritz Carlton, located at the beginning of Jumeirah Beach Residence I instantly felt a real sense of calmness. Who wouldn’t realizing that they have two nights to escape from the hectic life in Dubai. The valet parking was quick and well organized.

It is just like rocking up to your awaiting private jet with the crew ready to take care of every single detail. The car was whisked away with our luggage taken straight into the lobby whilst we checked in. As soon as we entered the foyer we were immediately greeted by an awaiting friendly staff member who knew to be expecting us around midday to escort us directly to the club lounge. A lite bite of nibbles was offered and enjoyed as the check in process was completed without the need of my physical presence at the desk. I have been to the hotel many times before in the past and see familiar faces that always greet me with a welcoming smile. I was presented with two keys and then once I was finished sampling delicious delicacies available in the club lounge was escorted to my awaiting room.

The view from the rooms is absolutely breathtaking overlooking the immaculately landscaped gardens, numerous swimming pools and of course the crystal blue ocean. This was only overshadowed slightly by the attention to detail given to the room itself. It was my birthday weekend after all but I had not asked for anything special to have but that certainly does not stop the Ritz Carlton from pulling out all the stops.

A bottle of Moet Champagne was awaiting chilling on ice which just happens to be one of my favorites. The enormous King Sized bed was decorated with fresh rose petals which were also found throughout the room both in the bathroom and on the tables. An aromatherapy bath with relaxation oils and more rose petals was ready with just the addition of hot water required when ready to have some quiet time.
The treats did not stop there with some chocolates, a birthday cake and fresh fruit platter to add to the already mounting treats available.

So after getting over the surprises in the room it was time to get outside and enjoy the sensational weather we are now starting to experience again in the UAE after what seems like an endless humid summer. Straight to the adults only bar that provides a peaceful, charming atmosphere without the distraction of little ones splashing about. The staff behind the swim up bar recognized me  immediately and as they always are to everyone were prompt and precise in their service. As you can imagine a great afternoon was had just swimming, dining and enjoying the ambience that the Ritz Carlton provides. I spent the next day just indulging in body and spirit in this ultimate retreat. As you can imagine I did not want to leave and the entire weekend concluded continuing to impress with a big bunch of flowers presented to me enticing me to return very soon for another magical stay.

Even though I only live around the corner I felt like I was miles away in whole different world. As someone who deals with VIP clients daily who use private jets I cannot think of another hotel I could recommend as highly as The Ritz Carlton to impress them in the luxurious manner that they would be accustomed to and expecting after flying in on their chartered jet.

Thank you Ritz as this is certainly one weekend I will not forget in a hurry.