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(MARANA, AZ) - October 15, 2011 Condé Nast Traveler has announced the results of its 2011 Readers' Choice Awards poll, and Arizona's Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain has been named to the prestigious list for the first time. Located between Phoenix and Tucson on 850 acres of lush high Sonoran desert, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain golf, spa and adventure resort makes its debut appearance on the list as one of Arizona's three top-ranked resorts for 2011. It also scores as one of the highest-rated U.S. resorts for The Ritz-Carlton.
The winners of the 24th annual Readers' Choice Awards represent the top destinations, lodgings and modes of transportation in the world and are voted on for their ability to exceed travelers' needs and expectations. Individual hotels and resorts are rated on their food/dining, location, overall design, rooms and service.
Liam Doyle, the resort's general manager, commented, "This ranking is a worthy tribute to the ladies and gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, and to their commitment to delivering outstanding guest service and a memorable, authentic Southwest travel experience. We are grateful to the readers of Condé Nast Traveler for embracing our exceptional team, facilities and sense of place."
Award winners are derived from the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey, the largest independent poll of consumer travel preferences in the U.S. This year, more than 28,000 readers voted. The awards can be found in the magazine's November 2011 issue, on newsstands or download it here.
Nestled in the high Sonoran Desert between Phoenix and Tucson, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is an invigorating playground where the adventurous can explore the lush desert along the Tortolitas Mountains and majestic Saguaro forest. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain features a 253-room luxury resort, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, destination spa with infinity-edged serenity pool and tanning island, family and group activities, multiple restaurants, a 235-foot water slide, and luxury homes at the nearby Residences. Accessible from both Phoenix (PHX) and Tucson (TUS) international airports, the property also features adventure programming and world-class hiking, and it is host to golf's annual WGC-Accenture Match Play Championships. For reservations, please call 800-241-3333, visit The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain site or contact a travel professional. The hotel may be reached directly at 520-572-3000.
With views of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course set among towering Saguaros, the initial residential phase will have 110 highly-customized Ritz-Carlton Residences offering a fluid series of indoor and outdoor spaces to be enjoyed year-round. The first phase of The Residences will deliver 72 single-family homes and 38 villas, along with many golf-frontage homesites and 16 exclusive custom estate homesites. 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. More information is available at www.theresidencesdovemountain.com or by calling toll free (877) 451-7205.
The Ritz-Carlton community in Marana, Arizona includes a resort, spa, and golf club featuring Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf in addition to The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain. Encompassing 750 acres within the Dove Mountain master-planned community, the new Ritz-Carlton is the ultimate in luxury vacationing as well as luxury living in the high Sonoran Desert. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is designed to be a casually elegant yet sophisticated resort, featuring a 17,000 sq. ft. spa, and 250 luxury guest rooms, including 24 individual casita suites. Guests enjoy spectacular views of the Tortolita Mountains and historic petroglyphs carved into mountainsides from 300 BC to 1,400 AD by the Hohokam Indians. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain also has magnificent views of four other surrounding mountain ranges comprised of the Tucson Mountains, the Santa Catalinas, the Rincons and the Santa Ritas. A variety of luxurious meeting spaces includes three ballrooms ranging from 2,100 sq. ft. to 9,000 sq. ft., as well as five individual meeting rooms. Three restaurants, from gourmet to casual, will serve sustainable, regional and organic cuisine with Southwestern influences.
Opened in January 2009, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain is an essential component within The Ritz-Carlton community in Marana's high Sonoran Desert. Twenty-seven holes of golf and the 45,000 sq. ft. clubhouse complex currently comprise The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, with an additional nine holes of golf proposed in the future. The club's Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf emphasizes playability and aesthetic appeal while still posing a significant challenge to the world's best golfers, who are tested by the layout during the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championships each February. For further information, call (520) 572-3500.