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December 31, 2009

Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Opens

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Opened December 2009, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is the 72nd hotel and the first Southern Arizona property within The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. The resort is located northwest of Tucson, Arizona, in the scenic town of Marana situated in the Tortolita Foothills.

In preparation for the opening day, the property has been abuzz with non-stop activity. More than forty Ritz-Carlton leaders from around the world have arrived to assist in the orientation and training of the 300 plus, Ladies and Gentlemen recently hired to work at the world-class resort. The key to a successful property is their indoctrination into The Ritz-Carlton culture. This is enlivened through the new gold standard, producing an unwavering commitment to excellence.

“It is about providing an experience that creates memories that last a lifetime through refined, personalized service and attention to detail,” stated general manager, Allan Federer. “This is a resort that is true and authentic to the unique surroundings and we are focused exceeding guests’ expectations. This setting coupled with a spirit of adventure permeating the entire guest experience, sets us apart.”

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain features 250 guest rooms and suites, and secluded, multi-bedroom casitas – ideal for families and friends. Also featured are 27 holes of championship golf, designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus and host to the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

The resort sits upon 850 acres of spectacular desert and foothill terrain for guests to explore and discover their own personal adventures. The property’s 20 miles of world-class hiking trails, biking, jeep tours, and stargazing are only the beginning. Guests can enjoy the “True American” menu of CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar or pass the time in the Ignite lobby lounge enjoying an extensive array of smoky single malt scotches and whiskeys from around the world. The whiskeys are served in a traditional manner with Hildon Natural Mineral Water from England to maximize the tasting experience. This unique Tucson experience can be found only at Ignite.

For spa enthusiasts, The Ritz-Carlton Spa is a secluded, 17,000 square-foot retreat embracing the enchanting natural beauty of Southern Arizona’s Tortolita Mountains. Spa guests can choose from a selection of treatments influenced by the balancing elements of wood, fire, earth, water and metal.

Inspired by the richness and beauty of its lush surroundings, the picturesque Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain offers a rich visual history of the surrounding desert. This is a place where there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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