The Ritz-Carlton, Naples unveils transformation

i By July 10, 2023 No Comments

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples in Florida has reopened following a transformation that includes the addition of a new tower and outdoor spaces as well as extensive redesigns to all 474 guestrooms and suites.

“We are proud to welcome our Ladies and Gentlemen, loyal guests, and new visitors, as well as the incredibly supportive local community to The Ritz-Carlton, Naples once more,” said Mark Ferland, Ritz-Carlton Area general manager. “It is an honor to bring this incredible transformation to life at our iconic resort. The stunning redesign coupled with new experiences invites guests to celebrate their memories and create new traditions.”

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples reopened on July 6, 2023 following a transformation that included the addition of a new tower. This is an image of the reimagined Lobby Bar at the property. Photo courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Naples.

PHOTOS | (Top of post) Exterior. (above) New Lobby Bar. Photos courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Naples.

One of the most notable changes to the footprint of the resort is the new Vanderbilt Tower, a 14-floor expansion adding more than 70 Club-Level rooms to the resort offerings. Designed exclusively for Club Level guests, the signature tower offers a dedicated check-in, more spacious and highly appointed guestrooms, and an elevated Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge experience.

At 4,000 square-feet, this new Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge is a pioneer within the brand with private spaces for dining and entertainment, along with curated programming – for example, cooking demos and pop-up visits from local farms – that connects guests with unique resort and local experiences. It features floor-to-ceiling windows, seating for a morning breakfast or sunset drink, a dedicated full-service bar, and a dedicated play area for younger guests.

Other highlights of the transformation include:

  • A new Lobby Bar with modern lounge seating and a sculptural light installation with crystal pendants floating high above the marble-topped bar, anchored by a Signature Champagne Tasting Menu.
  • New dining options from executive chef Satish Yerramilli, including Sofra, a vegetable-forward restaurant inspired by the shareable, flavorful plates – cold mezzes, braised artichokes, olive oil cart with house made breads, and more – of the Eastern Mediterranean, and Moka, which offers a wide variety of coffees made from hand-picked beans selected in partnership with a third-generation roasting family.
  • Ten fully enclosed, air-conditioned bungalows with cascading doors, each with its own private bath, television, and entertainment system, and service bar for refreshments. Additionally, ten cabanas will be added to the pool area, each with plush seating, ceiling fans, and televisions, serving as a luxurious home base for outdoor relaxation.
  • The revitalized outdoor experience joins the completed transformation of The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Spa, which made its debut in January 2022. The 51,000 square-foot luxury spa provides a sense of place, with light coastal hues reflective of the seaside destination throughout. The luxury spa will welcome guests and members again by early August.