Set on a 650-foot hillside bluff overlooking the desert floor, The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage offers stunning views of the Palm Springs Valley and San Jacinto Mountains. The resort has been designed in homage to the desert region’s popular open-air lifestyle, integrating water features and 23 fire pits throughout the gardens and grounds, three swimming pools, swimming pool cabanas, an outdoor whirlpool, a bi-level luxury spa and an open-sided lobby cactus garden. It is located 120 miles northeast of San Diego, CA and 120 miles southeast of Los Angeles, CA.
The airy atmosphere of the resort lobby evokes Mid-Century Modern, paying homage to the beauty and color of the western desert, with casually elegant interiors highlighted by the stylish use of limestone, walnut flooring and California stacked stone. The generous use of desert stone, wood, copper and other natural elements is a highlight of the 36-acre property.
The resort offers 244 guest rooms, 16 of which are suites. As the eponymous suite of the hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Suite offers the ultimate in luxury and comfort. The suite’s pantry and dining room makes private dinners an event, while a spacious living room with welcoming entry foyer offer plenty of space for your guests.
The suite has been designed in muted colors inspired by the landscapes and textures of the dessert to evoke an understated elegance and distinctive luxury. The interiors are notable for the rich woods and luxurious fabrics used throughout the suite. The bathroom comes complete with luxurious bath- large soaking tub and a separate rainforest shower.
The hotel has a freestanding lifestyle complex dedicated to its spa. The spa occupies a freestanding two-story indoor/outdoor luxury wellness building featuring an outdoor waterfall, cliff-top yoga/meditation mesa, and, indoors, dramatic white-on-white interior design with a foyer chandelier of 222 suspended quartz crystals.
Dining venues at the resort includes a visually dynamic exhibition kitchen at State Fare Bar + Kitchen and a restaurant specializing in steak, seafood and fine wine, The Edge. Alfresco dining is available at Air Pool Bar, featuring outdoor favorites and Asian-inspired specialties, including sushi.
Cost: $2500 per night
Size: 1,700 sq ft
Occupancy: 4 Adults
Why should you splurge on it?
The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage promises some of the most breathtaking views. The resort opened earlier this year and has since become a gorgeous fixture in the Southern California’s Coachella Valley. The picturesque Coachella Valley and surrounding mountain ranges offer unforgettable adventures in the spellbinding great outdoors, endless golfing at the Palm Springs featuring more than 100 of the finest golf courses in North America and soulful relaxation at the resort’s spa. Also within the resort, three swimming pools, a large whirlpool and a pool cabana experience are available to guests, as are bicycle access, croquet, bocce ball and more. Guests can enjoy views of the sunrises, sunsets and gaze stars at night from their terraces or the resort’s many outdoor settings. For the younger guests, the Ritz Kids program occupies a special children’s facility with its own movie theater.
The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
68900 Frank Sinatra Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270