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The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain to Open in NW Tucson, Arizona in 2009

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Project Largest in The Ritz-Carlton Portfolio in the Continental U.S. With Resort Golf Club and Residences 

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. will join with Cottonwood Properties and Greenbrier Southwest Corporation to open The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, a 250-room golf and spa resort, along with single-family residences in the high Sonoran desert, northwest of Tucson, Arizona in the scenic town of Marana. Scheduled for a late 2009 opening, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain will anchor its largest branded resort/residential community in the continental U.S. managed by the award-winning luxury hotel company. Encompassing 850 acres within the Dove Mountain master-planned community, The Ritz-Carlton project will be the ultimate in luxury vacationing as well as luxury living in the high Sonoran Desert.

“We have long hoped to open a world-class resort in the Arizona desert, and we believe the Dove Mountain project, which includes two 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.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

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 Architects 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 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.

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain

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.

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