The first domestic U.S. opening of a Ritz-Carlton property in four years took place on May 15, 2014 in Greater Palm Springs. The 244-room Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage is nestled on a 650-foot bluff, offering panoramic views of Greater Palm Springs, as well as some very special features.

The Edge dining room

The design of The Ritz-Carlton, which pays homage to our area’s indoor-outdoor lifestyle, features multiple swimming pools and fire pits throughout the grounds, as well as terraces for many of the guest rooms and suites. The 25,000-square-foot spa features 15 treatment rooms, a large fitness center, a movement studio, a salon and many outdoor treatment and relaxation settings highlighted by outdoor fireplaces and water features. Natural stone, wood, copper and a muted color scheme prevail, embracing the desert surroundings and blurring the line between inside and outside. The 36-acre property takes full advantage of the sweeping views with ample terraces and outdoor venues that capture the mesmerizing vistas from sunrise to sunset.

The property’s two spacious restaurants include State Fare Bar + Kitchen, serving the best of California cuisine, and the dramatic cliff-side The Edge. The resort’s State Fare delights with tableside cocktail trolley service, artisanal California menus and ingredients, a lively chef’s display kitchen, fireplace, tableside carving service, interactive chef’s market table and an extensive collection of “brown” spirits featuring local barrels, house-made bitters and fresh California citrus.

The Ritz pre-function space

Further resort amenities include three swimming pools, a Ritz Kids Center and comprehensive Ritz Kids program, 16,000 square feet of stylish indoor meeting space and 15,000 square feet of outdoor event space incorporating two lush, cliff-side lawns. The stunning, two-story Ritz-Carlton Spa is situated in the heart of the property’s free-standing lifestyle complex. For golf enthusiasts, the resort has secured guest access to premier courses and clubs in the valley, while nearby tennis, hiking on 20 miles of mountain trails and luxury shopping and cultural experiences also may be enjoyed within minutes of the luxurious new retreat.