Ritz-Carlton Plans Hotel/Residential Property on Florida's West Coast

Ritz-Carlton, which has nine properties in Florida currently, will open a waterfront hotel in Tampa in 2011. The Ritz-Carlton, Tampa Bay will have 269 guest rooms as well as a 15,000-square-foot spa, boutiques and upscale shops, and several dining venues including a signature restaurant and a South Beach-inspired beachside bar and grill.

The hotel is being developed along with the Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Tampa Bay, which will comprise 44 apartments on the top seven floors of the hotel and 132 homes in an adjacent 19-story tower. Select residents and guests will have access to the Club Lounge, a Ritz-Carlton signature amenity where entertainment, activities, and light meals and refreshments are available throughout the day. The development will also include a marina with boat slips for hotel guests and residents.

The new Ritz-Carlton, Tampa Bay will be located within five miles of Tampa International Airport and the Westshore business and shopping district and about eight miles from downtown Tampa. Meetings and groups will be served by 30,000 square feet of event space onsite, including a ballroom. Visit www.ritzcarlton.com. (AO)

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