Lush gardens juxtaposed against a traditional limestone façade form the inviting character of this sophisticated two-million-square-foot, five-star hotel. The modern luxury hotel comprises 124 executive-serviced apartments and 323 branded apartments. (Gensler designed the interiors for the residences, not the hotel guestrooms or public spaces.) The 14-story hotel is linked to an apartment building by a striking full-height atrium. A sunken garden is the focal point for two restaurants and bars. In the entrance plaza, a waterfall and several shaded terraces create an inviting, relaxing ambiance. Located in the heart of the Dubai International Financial Centre, The Ritz-Carlton’s wide array of amenities matches the splendor of its city, including a health suite and spa, pool, tennis court, and sun decks.