Developers have officially announced luxury hotel, Ritz-Carlton, will be built in Marana on Dove Mountain. Local developers are spearheading the half-billion dollar development which includes the hotel and spa, two Jack Nicklaus Signature courses, Dove Mountain exclusive residential community and more.
Local developers have joined forces with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. to create one its largest and most comprehensive Ritz-Carlton branded project in the continental U.S. to date.
The half-billion-dollar Ritz-Carlton development in northwest Tucson includes a 250-room Ritz-Carlton resort hotel and spa, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club featuring two Jack Nicklaus Signature courses, and The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain exclusive residential community. Encompassing 850 acres within the Dove Mountain master-planned community, the new Ritz-Carlton project will be the ultimate in luxury vacationing as well as luxury living in the high Sonoran Desert.
Developer of the 6,200-acre Dove Mountain community, purchased the land that is now Dove Mountain in 1985. Nearly two decades of planning and commitment have gone into making Dove Mountain one of the Southwest's most exclusive communities and a nationally recognized golf destination. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain marks the next exciting phase in this ongoing development.
"Our commitment is to finding brighter, more thoughtful ways to accommodate metropolitan Tucson's growth and create the highest standard for quality of life in the area," says the developer. "The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain project will bring a unique offering to the area and international attention to the state of Arizona and the Southwest."
Mayor of Marana, Ed Honea couldn't agree more. "The much-anticipated addition of The Ritz-Carlton Resort, Golf Club and Residences to Dove Mountain is just another positive step we're taking in the overall growth of Marana," says Honea. "The next two years are going to be very exciting. Things are really starting to fall into place here."
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has a portfolio of 67 hotels and resorts worldwide. Its success in meeting consumer demand for exceptional surroundings matched by exceptional service delivery has been recognized with a virtual "sweep" of prestigious number one rankings in recent surveys by J.D. Power, Consumer Reports, The Market Matrix Hospitality Index, and Luxury Institute. Building on its reputation as the world's leader in luxury hospitality, the company plans to add even more locations to bring its portfolio count to 100 by 2010.
"We have long hoped to open a world-class resort in the Arizona desert, and we believe the Dove Mountain project, which includes Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses and a 17,000 square foot spa, will appeal to affluent leisure travelers as well as groups seeking a resort for meetings in a luxury environment. For homeowners desiring either a vacation retreat or a Sonoran Desert home, the Dove Mountain location offers the serenity of an exclusive desert setting and private homes, plus the added convenience of the city of Tucson less than thirty minutes away," said Simon F. Cooper, president and chief operating officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
"The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain will be the quintessential high Sonoran Desert resort," said developers. "Nestled into a canyon in the Tortolita Mountains, the resort's spectacular surroundings will remain that way forever."
"The hotel, golf club and residences are all designed with authentic Southwestern architecture and carefully sited into this dramatic Sonoran Desert landscape," said Casey Bolinger. "The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain will be like nothing else in the world." For further information, please call (520) 977-0003 or please contact The Pepper Group Diversified (info@ThePepper.com).
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
Scheduled for a late 2009 opening, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain will be anchor the largest branded resort/residential community managed by the award-winning luxury hotel company. The $160 million dollar project will be the second Ritz-Carlton in Arizona, joining the award-winning Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix.
In line with the global hotel company's evolving design philosophy to offer hotels with an authentic "sense of place", The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain -- designed by HKS Hill Glazier Studios of Palo Alto, California -- will be a low-rise, four story building embracing the style and feel of the desert southwest. The main building of adobe block, straw-flecked stucco, clay tile and native stone will include 226 lavish guest rooms and suites. Separate buildings nearby will feature 24 individual casita rooms and suites. Every guestroom and suite will offer views of the expansive desert terrain including lush desert vegetation, rugged rock formations, and ancient petroglyphs. In addition to the open space within Dove Mountain, the 2,400-acre Tortolita Preserve borders the southern edge of Dove Mountain. The Tortolita Mountain Park borders Dove Mountain to the north, offering 3,000 undisturbed acres and some of the most eye-pleasing vistas in the Southwest.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain will offer a range of amenities and features to appeal to the luxury seeking traveler market. Group meetings and special events, including weddings, will have a variety of spaces to select from, including two ballrooms of 9,000 and 4,800 square feet. Three restaurants from gourmet to casual poolside grill will all include al fresco dining to enjoy the desert vistas and sunny, year-round weather.
The 17,000 square-foot spa and fitness center will feature an array of treatments and special services from wellness counseling to beauty and anti-aging therapies. Twenty miles of hiking trails wind through the desert. Wood-burning firepits provide a unique opportunity to watch the sun set over the desert. Tennis, swimming, and biking will add to the recreational opportunities at the resort. For further information, please call (520) 977-0003 or please contact The Pepper Group Diversified (info@ThePepper.com).
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain
Golf in general is an important amenity for resort hotels, but desert golf specifically is recognized worldwide for the unique flavor it gives to a round of play in terms of both scenic beauty and playability. To a spectacular Sonoran Desert setting, add the Jack Nicklaus Signature to two 18-hole courses along with the acclaimed Ritz-Carlton service standards and an internationally televised PGA Tour event, and you've got the best of the best in golf.
Twenty-seven holes of golf and the clubhouse complex are under construction and scheduled for completion in late 2008, with an additional nine holes of golf planned for 2010. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain will host the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship in February 2009, posing a significant challenge to the world's best players.
"Golf course design has been a blessing for me," said Nicklaus. "It has allowed me to take what I learned playing the game of golf and apply it to a piece of ground. Design has not only allowed me to stay connected to the game I love, it has created a legacy that will live well beyond what I accomplished as a golfer. If I can design The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain to take advantage of its spectacular high-desert setting and beautiful vistas, while integrating solid strategy and good, fair golf shots, then I've done what should be done."
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain will also feature an approximately 50,000-square-foot Clubhouse complex, complete with all of the services one would expect from a top-level private club, including a pool, tennis center, supervised Ritz Kids program, state-of-the-art fitness center, steward-serviced private locker rooms, a double-ended practice facility, and several dining venues with spectacular views. For further information, please call (520) 977-0003 or please contact The Pepper Group Diversified (info@ThePepper.com).
The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain represents an unparalleled real estate offering. Custom estate home sites and highly customized residences spill out onto the Tortolita foothills with vast views of towering Saguaro cactus, city lights and distant mountains. Every neighborhood at The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain has a unique perspective on the rugged beauty of the Tortolita Mountains and beyond, in perfect accordance with the philosophy of bringing the outdoors in and taking the living outside.
Approximately 300 highly personalized homes featuring the finest in design and finishes, together with 20 custom estate home sites, comprise The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain. Situated on dramatic lots, these luxurious single-family homes are all adjacent to either the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses or open space showcasing the scenic Tortolita Mountains.
The $220 million first phase of The Residences will deliver 91 single-family homes and 16 exclusive estate sites. Construction of The Residences incorporates high-end residential features such as wood and stone flooring, custom closet fixtures, special wall finishes and the finest appliances, all included in the base price.
Benefits for all owners within the community are the touches Ritz-Carlton is known for, including concierge service, personalized home management, landscaping, housekeeping, valet, catering and room service from the resort, and access to golf, fitness, swimming and tennis facilities specifically for members and residents.
Lot development is well under way, and construction is about to begin on The Residences models. A Real Estate & Design Gallery will open in the Dove Mountain Center at the corner of Dove Mountain Boulevard and Tangerine Road in early November. Interested parties will have access to a prototype home built near the site that showcases the quality of The Residences. For further information, please call (520) 977-0003 or please contact The Pepper Group Diversified (info@ThePepper.com).
About Dove Mountain
Dove Mountain is a 6,200-acre community nestled at the base of the Tortolita Mountains 20 minutes northwest of downtown Tucson in the Town of Marana. With an emphasis on low-density and almost 30% of the community's nearly nine square miles dedicated as natural open space, Dove Mountain's views, lush desert vegetation, rock formations and ancient petroglyphs will be preserved for all to enjoy. In addition to the open space within Dove Mountain, the 2,400-acre Tortolita Preserve borders the southern edge of Dove Mountain. The Tortolita Mountain Park borders Dove Mountain to the north, offering 3,000 undisturbed acres and some of the most eye-pleasing vistas in the Southwest. Thus, the integrity of Dove Mountain's perimeter is forever assured, with over 10 miles of boundary against either formal preserves or Arizona State Trust-owned mountains.
Voted "friendliest city" and one of the "top ten U.S. cities to visit" by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine, Tucson is a growing metropolis of 1,000,000 that keeps getting better and better. The Tucson area is ranked as the #1 city in the U.S. for spas and resorts by the Zagat Survey, and one of the best places to retire to according to CNNMoney.com. The Town of Marana is a significant part of northwest metropolitan Tucson and is home to The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain project. The area's geography is a postcard image of cactus forests, rolling hills, and craggy mountains. National and State Parks and Forests ring the city, where the sun shines for more than 300 days out of the year, and the weather is mild nearly all the time, just right for all outdoor activities. For these reasons, metropolitan Tucson is consistently rated one of the best golf destinations in the western United States. Situated in the borderland of Arizona, Tucson blends the cultures of the United States and Mexico, and has a long history of settlement by ancient Native American peoples, Spanish explorers, and Anglo frontiersmen.
About The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Community
The half-billion-dollar Ritz-Carlton development in northwest Tucson includes a 250-room Ritz-Carlton resort hotel and spa, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club featuring Jack Nicklaus Signature courses, and a Ritz-Carlton branded residential community. Encompassing 850 acres within the Dove Mountain master-planned community, the new Ritz-Carlton project will be the ultimate in luxury vacationing as well as luxury living in the high Sonoran Desert. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is a casually elegant yet sophisticated resort hotel that will meld into its high Sonoran Desert setting, with amenities and services synonymous with The Ritz-Carlton name and an architectural style authentic to the Arizona southwest. This picturesque world beyond the windows of The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain isn't just a backdrop, it's an enticement to luxurious desert living. With views of Jack Nicklaus Signature golf set among towering Saguaros, approximately 300 highly customized Ritz-Carlton Residences offer a fluid series of indoor and outdoor spaces to be enjoyed year-round. Twenty custom estate home sites round out the real estate offering, and a 50,000-square-foot clubhouse complex will provide a home base for residents and members. Despite close proximity to both Tucson and Phoenix, it's easy to sense a profound connection to nature with the lush Palo Verdes, majestic Saguaro cactus and the untamed beauty of the Tortolita Mountains embracing the The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain community. For further information, please call (520) 977-0003 or please contact The Pepper Group Diversified (info@ThePepper.com).