The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Resort & Spa
Experience an award-winning new way to discover the true Southwest. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain recently received the World’s Best Award for #1 Hotel in Arizona, #10 Hotel in the Continental US, and Top 100 Hotels Overall in 2012 by Travel & Leisure. Dove Mountain is also ranked the #1 Spa in Arizona, #3 Resort Spa in the USA in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Dove Mountain also enjoys a top ten world ranking among relaxation spas (TripAdvisor.com).
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain was inspired by its lush Sonoran Desert surroundings. The Arizona resort was created with a highly authentic sense of place with the presence of desert stone and metal. This celebration of Arizona’s geology can be seen in the resort’s natural quartzite floors, raw steel fixtures, copper accents, and historical desert artifacts, such as colorful geodes and quartz crystal.
Interior carpets represent Arizona sunrises and sunsets, each bordered by the area’s majestic saguaro cactus. The strikingly beautiful saguaro grows nowhere else in the world, and the main building of the resort was actually relocated early in the construction process, in order to preserve two decades-old saguaro cacti which were growing near the foundation.