Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Extensive Enhancements Transformed the Georgia Resort's World-Class Meeting Space, Spa and Outdoor Pool

GREENSBORO, GA -- (Marketwired) -- Apr 28, 2015 -- The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, an AAA, Five-Diamond resort unveils a multi-million dollar renovation of 15,000 square feet of meeting space, the luxury lake resort's 27,000 square foot Spa and an expansion of the outdoor pool deck. The renovation was completed by international award-winning hospitality interior design firm, Design Duncan Miller.

"My team and I are thrilled and extremely proud to see guests and visitors enjoying the beautiful renovations to the resort's Spa, meeting space and outdoor pool deck," said General Manager, Ralph Vick from The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation. "We collaborated with meeting planners, our expert Spa professionals and the design team at Design Duncan Miller to ensure that the revitalization of these areas will serve the needs of our guests and provide them with elegant and functional places to work and relax while visiting The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation.

Meeting Space
The upgrades to the meeting spaces encompassed renovations to all indoor meeting and pre-function spaces including new carpet, fixtures and furniture with a color scheme that reflects the surrounding lake atmosphere. The lake-level space updates included six small meeting rooms (3,720 total square feet) and 11,400 total square feet of lobby-level space, including The Reynolds Ballroom (1,800 square feet) and The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom (7,200 square feet). The meeting spaces were redecorated with new luxurious fabrics stemming from the Arts and Crafts era in tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright. Guests will see unique carpet patterns reflective of Wright's famous stained glass window designs in all the meeting and ballrooms.

"Our design team was inspired by the beautiful backdrop of Lake Oconee to bring the luxurious color palettes of the surroundings into the indoor spaces. Guest will now enjoy meeting spaces that are both highly functional, relevant and will address all of their business and leisure needs," explained Megan Ybarra Haney, Senior Interior Designer, Design Duncan Miller.

Outdoor Infinity Pool
The outdoor infinity is the cornerstone of the lake resort's backyard and the pool area now offers an expanded pool deck with 25 percent more seating, an updated sundeck with new lounge chairs, a custom-built wooden trellis and a renovated children's pool complete with water features as well as additional restrooms. A new taco bar at the pool will offer a signature poolside snack that guests will enjoy while lounging this summer while enjoying the stunning views of the Lake Oconee.

The enhanced 27,600 square foot spa facility now offers a new treatment menu with an extensive selection of treatments showcasing the ESPA natural product line, updated relaxation lounges, a 24-hour access fitness center, men's barber chair and an enhanced manicure and pedicure room.

The Spa menu features treatments like the signature vichy shower "Oconee Rain," the new wrap "Creekside Body Cocoon" created exclusively for The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation by ESPA, the "Personalized Facial by ESPA" tailored to each person with deep cleansing and exfoliation and the "Golfer's Tonic," sure to be a favorite among the golfers drawn by the resort's five world-renowned courses.

The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation is located just 75 miles from Atlanta on 30 acres of stunning Lake Oconee shoreline and offers a scenic resort getaway. It provides a picturesque escape for guests regardless of the season, as they take in the scenery and relish in the history and the beautiful outdoors at this world-class resort.

For more information about meetings, Spa offerings and overnight packages, please visit

About The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
An AAA Five Diamond resort, The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation is recently renovated and known for its meticulous Ritz-Carlton service and gracious Southern hospitality. Situated within Reynolds Plantation on 30 acres of stunning shoreline property on Georgia's Lake Oconee, the resort features access to 99 holes of championship golf designed by Bob Cupp, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Rees Jones. Additional highlights include: 251 guestrooms and lakeside cottages with resort and lake views; a newly-enhanced 27,600-square-foot, full-service spa and fitness center; more than 18,000 square feet of recently-renovated meeting space including expansive indoor meeting and pre-function spaces; the Sandy Creek Barn, a restored 1820s classic wood beam barn; fine low-country cuisine at Georgia's Bistro, updated classics at Linger Longer Steakhouse, casual dining at Gaby's by the Lake and lakefront Chiminea dining; and outdoor activities ranging from fishing, swimming, waterskiing, jet skiing, paddle boarding and wakeboarding to horseback riding and hiking. For more information and reservations, please call toll-free (800) 826-1945, (706) 467-0600 or visit

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
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. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional or visit the company web site at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

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Julie Rollend
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3391 Peachtree Road NE
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Katharine Ames
Division Director
The Reynolds Group, Inc.
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Atlanta, GA 30303
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