Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Hotel Guests Are Invited to Tune In to Astronomy With Year-Round Arizona Vacation Package

TUCSON, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain has introduced an overnight package which celebrates the Tucson resort's recent receipt of a Forbes Five Star hotel rating. Presented this month, the coveted rating is a first for the resort and for southern Arizona -- and the package, Sonoran Stars, salutes both the award and the clear, dramatic skies which make Tucson a prime destination for stargazers.

Southern Arizona is considered by many to be the stargazing capital of the world, offering year-round fair weather, minimal light pollution and numerous renowned telescopes and astronomical institutions that dot the area. With a professional stargazing program already in place, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain's Sonoran Stars package further enhances this offering, allowing the luxury Arizona resort's guests to view the heavens directly from the comfort of their guest room terraces or patios.

Priced from $359 USD per night and presented through December 2015, Sonoran Stars at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain includes the following:

 

  • Luxury accommodations 
  • In-Room Astronomy Experience, including use of a 10x telescope to explore the night sky 
  • Detailed star map indicating constellations and stars visible from the balcony or patio 
  • Chocolate Stars turndown amenity

The Sonoran Stars experience adds to an extensive roster of activities at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, which has been ranked among the top 100 in the world. The high Sonoran Desert playground invites guests of all ages and interests to "return to life" and experience daily Sunset Vista Cocktail Hikes, guided rock art tours to view rare and ancient Hohokam Native American petroglyphs, miles of scenic, beautiful hiking trails, three swimming pools, a 235-foot water slide and an adventure-filled Ritz Kids program for guests ages 5 to 12. The award-wining Ritz-Carlton Spa, acclaimed dining and Dove Mountain's adjoining 27 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature golf are further features of the 850-acre year-round vacation destination.

Reservations for The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain may be made online at www.ritzcarlton.com/DoveMountain, by calling 800-241-3333 toll-free, or through a travel professional. 

About The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
Named by Travel + Leisure as one of the top 100 hotels in the world and distinguished by Forbes Travel Guide as the only resort in Arizona to receive a 'Forbes 5-Star Hotel' rating, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is a southwestern playground surrounded by Arizona's majestic Tortolita Foothills and the high Sonoran Desert's lush saguaro cactus forest. The resort features a spectacular spa complex which has been ranked among the top five resort spas in the continental United States, as well as multiple swimming pools, a 235-foot water slide, and adjacency to 27 holes of Jack Nicklaus signature golf. The resort also offers a complete fitness center, tennis courts, year-round all-ages recreation programs, and myriad walking, hiking and biking trails. Top-ranked fresh regional cuisine and wine/spirits experiences at the resort's CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar are complemented by the ultimate burger experience at Cayton's CB2 Burger Bistro, and by popular Latin fare at the poolside Turquesa Grill. During the region's citrus harvest months, breakfast guests of CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar are invited to visit the resort's 42-tree citrus grove, and to select their own fruit for mimosas and other morning libations. 

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 88 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, and for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

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Contact: 
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
15000 North Secret Springs Drive
Marana, Arizona 85658
Phone: (520) 572-3000 

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