Ritz-Carlton Chicago will fully join the Ritz-Carlton brand this summer, enabling guests to book through the main company website and receive Ritz Carlton-Rewards. The hotel began using the Ritz-Carlton name under a licensing agreement when it opened in 1975.
Ritz-Carlton has made its debut in Tucson, Ariz., representing the second Ritz-Carlton in the state and bringing the Tucson area its first ultra-luxury resort, according to this article. The resort features a 250-room hotel and, combined with the Ritz-Carlton Residences and Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, the 850-acre resort is the largest development for the Ritz-Carlton brand in the continental U.S.
Ritz-Carlton Hotels President Simon Cooper this week sought to make the case for a resort to include a 225-room luxury hotel and more than 100 residences in Paradise Valley, Ariz. The town's council approved the mixed-use project in April, but residents who are opposed to it collected enough signatures to put the proposal to a vote.
Five Star Development has secured a $112 million loan to close on 123 acres in Paradise Valley, Ariz., where the company plans to build the world's first Ritz-Carlton Hotel-anchored mixed-use resort. Work on the $1.5 billion resort is set to begin as early as the first quarter of 2008, and ground is due to break on the 225-room Ritz-Carlton by summer 2008.
Five Star Development has purchased a $100 million, 123-acre parcel in Paradise Valley, Ariz., where a mixed-use project featuring a Ritz-Carlton hotel is planned. The site is one of the largest undeveloped parcels in the region, and developers are proposing a $1.5 billion development that would be the first Ritz-Carlton mixed-use project of its kind.