Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA – March 15th, 2014 – The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company will beckon guests to re-discover one of Southern California’s most scenic havens in Rancho Mirage, opening on May 15, 2014. Less than two hours from the world-renowned destinations of Los Angeles and San Diego – with direct flights from the East Coast – the luxury desert resort is beautifully enveloped by the Santa Rosa Mountain range, on a 650-foot bluff overlooking Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company currently operates 86 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe.
The prominently-situated Palm Springs hotel will feature 244 resort rooms and suites, residences, a two-story luxury spa, more than 30,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting space and destination dining with sweeping valley views.
“A seamless luxury experience in this iconic area of California has not only been greatly anticipated by The Ritz-Carlton – but even more so by brand loyalists around the world,” shared Chris Gabaldon, area vice president for the Western region. “This storied property will deliver a highly sensory respite that is culturally and generationally relevant, offering rich experiences for the leisure and business traveler, alike.”
The stunning architectural approach translates to an aesthetic that springs from the region, celebrates the spectacular site and honors the area’s cultural history. Designed to complement its desert setting by featuring natural elements of stone, wood and fire to reflect the local landscape, colors and culture — the result is contemporary, contextual luxury.
Throughout the resort, there is an embrace of indoor/outdoor living, an emphasis on muted natural hues and tactile materials, and a stylized interpretation of the desert environment will create a more harmonious transition between the luxury hotel and its surroundings. Dining venues will include a visually dynamic exhibition kitchen at State Fare Bar + Kitchen and a restaurant specializing in steak, seafood and fine wine, The Edge. Perched bluff-side with unparalleled views of the Palm Springs valley, The Edge will offer the perfect gathering place for year-round cocktails, celebrations and stargazing.
“As a long-time resident of this city, I am among the many who are thrilled for the return of The Ritz-Carlton,” offered Doug Watson, general manager of the resort. “Our Ladies and Gentlemen are truly honored to represent the community of Rancho Mirage and become the desired destination for establishing new traditions and memory making.”
Inviting resort amenities will offer cliff-side swimming and serenity pools and an alluring, artfully-designed destination spa unrivaled in the Palm Springs Valley. Guests will also be availed access to the desert’s finest curated golf and tennis experiences with exclusive arrangements at premier courses and clubs, accentuated by close proximity to a wide array of cultural and recreational activities – including more than 20 miles of hiking/biking trails, polo grounds, world-class shopping and more.
Resort reservation requests may be made beginning March 17, 2014.