Ritz-Carlton may have opened doors in Bangalore, India and DIFC, Dubai in recent times but since 2010 there had been no U.S. openings. All this changed yesterday when the luxury hotel chain unveiled its Rancho Mirage property. Bringing a new kind of hospitality experience to greater Palm Springs, California, The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage presents a spectacular sense of place and authenticity. Let’s get a closer peek.
“It is a thrill to celebrate a new U.S. opening, and to bring The Ritz-Carlton brand to the amazing Coachella Valley,” said Chris Gabaldon of The Ritz-Carlton. Designed in homage to the Southern California desert region’s open-air lifestyle, the resort boasts serene hilltop location and unparalleled panoramic views. Its 244 contemporary guest rooms featuring large patios and terraces, some with their own fire pits and views of the dramatic San Jacinto Mountains make it the best place in the vicinity, whether you’re down for The Palm Springs International Film Festival and Modernism Week, the Humana Challenge Golf Tournament, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, the BNP Paribas Open, or the Stagecoach Country Music Festival. “We look forward to creating fabulous Ritz-Carlton memories at this fascinating, modern, dynamic destination,” Gabaldon continued.
But even when the neighborhood isn’t teeming with global events, the resort’s 25,000-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Spa, Rancho Mirage gives one ample reason to swing by, with 15 opulent treatment rooms. Nestled in the heart of the property’s new free-standing, two-story spa lifestyle complex, the contemporary indoor/outdoor retreat also includes a complete Fitness Center, movement studios, private whirlpools, rain and Vichy showers, eucalyptus-infused steam and sauna facilities, an outdoor meditation mesa, and an outdoor co-ed whirlpool with waterfall and mountain views. Our tip? Make your bookings for the signature Hammock Massage and black diamond dust Rat Pack Facial for gentlemen, both debuting this summer. The property’s State Fare Bar & Kitchen should be your next stop when you’re done basking in body treatment and craving some nosh with a side of striking views.
The restaurant promises to present the best of California in a relaxed, multi-setting environment which showcases a chefs’ display kitchen, interactive market table, and outdoor terraces with a cozy fireplace. With tableside cocktail trolley service in the bar, walk-in red and white wine rooms, and artisanal California menus and ingredients, this may just be every epicure’s idea of luxe. Speaking of, the resort amenities also include three swimming pools, a comprehensive Ritz Kids program and multi-room Ritz Kids center with its own children’s movie theatre, 16,000 square-feet of contemporary indoor meeting space, and 15,000 square-feet of outdoor event space incorporating two expansive cliff-side lawns. There’s also plenty in store for golf enthusiasts (read: access to premier courses and clubs in the Valley). Opening celebration package rates starting at The Ritz Carlton, Rancho Mirage start at $379 per night.
Ritz Carlton, Rancho Mirage,
68900 Frank Sinatra Drive,
CA 92270 USA
Phone:+1 (760) 321-8282
[Ritz Carlton, Rancho Mirage]