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October 19, 2015

The Ritz-Carlton

By Zahra Al-Kateb

The Ritz CarltonThe Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, continues to redefine guest experiences by creating distinctive, unforgettable and epic memories. With a reimagined personality and playful approach to California luxury, the resort captivates guests from the moment of arrival with its awe-inspiring location perched 150 feet above Salt Creek Beach. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego along the coast of Dana Point, guests discover a surfside retreat that awakens the senses with its unique beachfront setting and remarkable service legacy, celebrating 30 consecutive years of AAA Five Diamond service.

Travelers seeking a personal journey can rejuvenate in the ocean-inspired spa or tee off on the green. Adventure seekers can choose from one of 15 eco-excursions or try surfing. From limitless recreation to pet-friendly amenities and beyond, here the spirit of Southern California thrives.


Name: The Ritz-Carlton Suite

Square footage: 1,150

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Nightly rate: $3,800

Total number of rooms: Three – bedroom, living room, dining room

Number of entrances to suite: Two

Number of bathrooms: Two

Key selling points: The corner Ritz-Carlton Suite is extraordinarily luxurious, with windows touting magnificent views of the California coastline. Guests can also enjoy watching the surfers in the water below and, on that special occasion, may spot a dolphin playing in the surf or the spout of a passing whale. It offers guests a spacious bedroom with a king bed, separate dining room with seating for eight, one-and-a-half baths, and a comfortable living room that features a 42” television and wood-burning fireplace. Connecting rooms for additional bedrooms are also available.


The Ritz-Carlton Spa Escape to where the constant presence of the ocean inspires total renewal of the body, mind and spirit. The spa features 12 luxurious treatment rooms, all with tranquil water features adding to the soothing sensory experience. Tune into the rhythm of the surf and enjoy the ultimate experience providing total relaxation and rejuvenation.

Signature treatment: The Ritz-Carlton Signature Massage

Contact: Stella Tsau

Phone: +1 949 240 2000




An intimate steakhouse featuring the highest-quality ingredients with prime grass-fed, pasture-raised beef and organic produce.

Contact: Sarah Faris

Phone: +1 949 240 2000




This outdoor oceanfront dining lounge features panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, perched 150 ft above Salt Creek Beach.


Led by expert naturalists, the Eco-Adventure Center is dedicated to showcasing Dana Point’s natural wonders from whale watching to ocean adventures and beyond. Throughout these unique excursions, the local surroundings become a natural classroom and living laboratory. The experience instills a deep appreciation and a respect for nature and the environment.


Full use of The Ritz-Carlton Spa facilities, including preferred appointment times. VIP housekeeping services with evening turndown service. 24-hour in-room dining available. Par 70 golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.


AAA Five Diamonds, Hotel AAA Four Diamonds, Raya Forbes Travel Guide Four Stars

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