Thursday March 13th, 2014 - 9:56AM
PALM SPRINGS, CA—The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. will open a luxury desert resort in Southern California’s Rancho Mirage on May 15.
Situated on a 650-ft. bluff overlooking Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, the Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage will feature 244 rooms and suites, residences, a two-story luxury spa, more than 30,000 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor meeting space and destination dining with 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," stated Chris Gabaldon, area VP 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 hotel’s architectural approach translates to an aesthetic influenced from the region. The property is designed to complement its desert setting by featuring natural elements of stone, wood and fire to reflect the local landscape, colors and culture. Throughout the resort, there is an embrace of indoor/outdoor living, an emphasis on muted natural hues and tactile materials.
“As a long-time resident of this city, I am among the many who are thrilled for the return of The Ritz-Carlton," stated 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.”