Florida’s Iconic Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort Reopens
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples has finally made its much anticipated return and the reviews have been nothing short of amazing. The hotel was under construction prior to Hurricane Ian for the 92-suite Vanderbilt tower. However, the lobby and amenities sustained damage during the hurricane which forced the iconic hotel to shut down and renovate. Now, both the tower and hurricane renovations are complete and open to the public. While both tourists and locals alike missed the grandiose beachfront resort this past year, the renovation has elevated the world-renowned resort to new heights. Keep reading to journey through the reimagined Ritz-Carlton, Naples.
A dreamy color palette has brought the entire resort to life, featuring beach-inspired colors such as beige, muted turquoise, and ivory. This new aesthetic does a better job transporting guests to an elegant coastal escape. Guest rooms and suites have also been updated to reflect these color palette changes. Gorgeous guest rooms feature marble bathrooms, pillow top mattresses, mini fridges, and evening turndown service. Most rooms offer ocean views and balconies as well. An exciting update is the addition of two, three, and four-bedroom suites. Guests will enjoy spacious, designated living and dining areas along with walk-in closets and multiple balconies. These well-appointed suites are perfect for family vacations or romantic getaways. Those staying in select guest rooms and suites will have optional club level access.
Culinary enthusiasts will delight at the expanded dining options. The Lobby Bar is the first thing that catches your eye upon walking into the reimagined grand lobby. Rewind after a long day with their fantastic selection of signature cocktails and legendary champagne all curated by a Master Sommelier. The small bites menu is limited but the wagyu sliders are worth every bite. Arguably the showstopper of this swanky bar is the homemade truffle parmesan popcorn served with every drink. The fresh powdered black truffle is simply to die for. This newly envisioned space invites people to mingle and relax in comparison to the previous lobby dining room layout.
Inspired by the Mediterranean, Sofra is a new vegetable-forward dining concept that is meant to push the boundaries of how people typically consume vegetables. “Executive Chef Satish Yerramilli said it’s more than just promoting a greener diet; it’s about appreciating how vegetables, when cooked correctly, can be the star of a meal.” Menu highlights include braised artichoke, vegan couscous, za’atar roasted cauliflower, and deconstructed baklava. As vegan and vegetarian diets continue to increase in popularity, this new North Naples restaurant is sure to be a hit.
Two crowd favorites have made their return. Dusk, the swanky sushi bar, is popular among tourists and guests alike. The refreshed ambience of the main dining room is perfect for a date night while the private terrace is a cocktail connoisseur’s haven. The Grill is one of the few areas that did not get a full makeover however, it was gorgeous to begin with. Enjoy a delicious dry-aged steak by the fire or settle in for a nightcap at the bar. There is truly something for every palate at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples.
If you have visited the Ritz before, you probably are wondering what happened to Gumbo Limbo. Fear not, it will be making a much anticipated return. We are so excited to share that this beachfront staple will be reopening September 1st. Get ready to grab a pina colada and celebrate another day in paradise as the sun slips below the horizon.
Select amenities have also received an update, including the spa, fitness center, and pool experience. While the day spa amenities and massage center are limited to hotel guests, locals can indulge with skincare and salon appointments. Ready to break a sweat? Head to the upgraded fitness center, complete with state-of-the-art equipment, Peloton bikes, and a pilates room.
Get ready to make a splash at the new pool deck. The new adult pool is the perfect place to relax and escape the bustle at the family pool. Elevate your getaway by booking a private bungalow, cabana, or daybed. Both the climate-controlled bungalow and covered cabana are new experiences to enjoy while soaking up the Florida sun. Both offer a dedicated poolside butler, security safe, TV, non-alcoholic drinks, fresh fruit amenity, and more. Leisure living at its finest.
We are ready to book a staycation after writing this. The revamped Ritz-Carlton, Naples better than we could have imagined. You can learn more and book your stay HERE.
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