The Ritz Hotel, Cape Town has been undergoing an extensive R120 million makeover, spearheaded by Shimmy Luxury Collection. Benchmarked against the most exclusive collections in the world, SLC is set to shake up the hospitality landscape in South Africa.
In the northern emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, just one hour away from Dubai, the Banyan Tree Al Wadi Resort closed its doors in December 2016. The following day this desert resort re-opened under the management of The Ritz-Carlton Company, with 50 associates from sister properties across the region, reports Phil Blizzard.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has teed off 2017 with the opening of its first golf resort in China, ideally located in the golfer’s paradise of Hainan Island. The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou ushers in a new era of luxury leisure experiences, situated on the world-class golf resort of Mission Hills which boasts ten 18-hole championship courses designed by golf’s greatest architects.
The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, has introduced the brand’s new global spa concept. The resort launched a brand new spa journey earlier, revealing some of the world’s finest spa treatments, created to exceed the expectations of its increasingly discerning audience. Crafted by spa ambassadors at The Ritz-Carlton, the world’s largest provider of luxury spa services, and incorporating inspired treatments nurturing local island influences, The Ritz-Carlton, Abama will offer an exceptional experience tailored individually to its guests.
Ritz Carlton hotels will offer electric charging stations at properties across the globe it has been confirmed. Currently installed at a majority of the brand’s North American locations and select international hotels, electric car owners charging at Ritz-Carlton locations can experience all that The Ritz-Carlton has to offer, with extraordinary destinations and exceptional service.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has teed up a second resort hotel on China’s only tropical island of Hainan, signing a management agreement with Hainan Golden Tide Tourism Development. The luxury development underlines the provincial government’s drive to enhance the destination for international visitors with prestigious new projects, balancing cultural heritage and preserving the island’s natural beauty.
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, located in the heart of the city’s cultural district on the Avenue of the Arts, has unveiled a yearlong, multi-million dollar renewal project. Helmed by architect and interior designer Wimberly Interiors, the updates to the hotel include all new guest rooms and meeting spaces, a refreshed lobby experience and public spaces along with a new restaurant, bar and lounge by Richard Sandoval.
Expanding its social media portfolio, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, has added the popular social magazine, Flipboard. The Ritz-Carlton debuts its page with 12 individual magazines covering inspirational global travel content, articles about the awe-inspiring properties within the portfolio and is one of the first luxury brands to offer readership in five languages.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company revealed its first hotel in Hungary, with the much-anticipated opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest. Located in the heart of the cultural and shopping district, the property is literally on the doorstep of Budapest’s heralded historic sites and minutes away from the glittering Danube River.
Morgan’s Point has unveiled Caroline Bay, Bermuda; the newest luxury destination resort in the destination. The residential and yachting community will redefine luxury travel in Bermuda, and is just a mere 90 minutes from New York City and the north-eastern United States.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is planning to unveil its first Ritz-Carlton Reserve resort in Bermuda in 2018. The project will represent the third Reserve location to open in the region, following the opening of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in 2012 and the expected opening of Puerto Los Cabos, Ritz-Carlton Reserve in 2018.
Through the eyes and lens of The Ritz-Carlton and its guests, a new Ritz-Carlton website brings a world of travel experiences to life by way of a fully immersive online experience. Digital explorers have a distinctive new hub on which to browse, crafted to simplify journey planning and inspire exploration through photos by fellow travellers.