Ritz Resort Vacations
Ritz-Carlton hotels are part of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company – a brand that operates nearly 90 hotels and resorts in major cities around the world. There are Ritz-Carlton hotels in 29 countries and territories, including some of the world’s biggest cities and most beautiful locations, from Singapore to Sarasota, Los Angeles to Lake Tahoe. The company – now a subsidiary of Marriott International – was founded in 1983 and is based in Boston, with more than 38,000 employees. The brand dates back to the early 1900s when a Swiss hotelier called Ceasar Ritz managed The Ritz hotel in Paris and the Carlton in London. Although he died in 1918, his wife continued to open hotels in his name and by 1911, the company expanded its operations to North America. By the early 1920s, the hotel chain had 15 hotels in its portfolio, including the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Rome and the Grand Hotel National in the UK. Today, the hotel company operates some of the most iconic hotel buildings in the world, including the Ritz-Carlton in Moscow – the brand’s first hotel in Russia – which was recently voted as one of the most expensive hotels in the world. In 2013, the hotel chained opened their first location in India in the city of Banglore, and, in 2014, their first kosher restaurant in the Herzilya, Israel branch.
There are Ritz-Carlton locations in major metropolises around the world, including New York City and Hong Kong. A Ritz-Carlton opened in Almaty in Kazakhstan in 2013 – comprising of 145 rooms at the top of the Esentai Tower, one of the tallest buildings in Asia. Like other Ritz-Carlton hotels, the location has a wide range of facilities for guests, including iPod docking stations, comfortable beds, safes and marble bathrooms inside the luxurious suites.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has garnered numerous awards over the years, scooping two Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards in 1992 and 1999. The brand’s Dallas hotel won the award for Top Large Hotel in 2009 and has featured on various “best-of” lists.
Hotel guests know they are going to receive the very best treatment as soon as they check-in to a Ritz-Carlton hotel. Spacious rooms – many of which provide panoramic views over a city – are commonplace, as are a variety of eating options, spa treatments, entertainment, and in-hotel services that you won’t find anywhere else. Essentially a home-away-from-home, Ritz-Carlton prides themselves on their brand values and has welcomes thousands of visitors from every corner of the world. Guests can make a booking online or download the Ritz-Carlton app to their Android or iOS device.