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Ritz-Carlton resort to make Phoenix-area debut next summer

(Ritz-Carlton Rendering)

PHOENIX – A brand synonymous with luxury hotels will make its Phoenix-area resort debut next year.

The state’s second Ritz-Carlton resort is scheduled to open in Paradise Valley in the summer of 2020, the company announced Wednesday.

The 215-room resort overlooking Camelback Mountain will be spread over 20 acres and include oversized suites, detached casitas and bungalows.

“We are thrilled to expand our resort portfolio with The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley and look forward to bringing our legendary service to Scottsdale, a destination that has long been alluring to luxury travelers,” Lisa Holladay, Ritz-Carlton global brand leader, said in a press release.

The property will include a 400-foot-long pool, specialty dining, a 16,000-square-foot spa, a 2,500-square-foot health and fitness center and more.

For those with the desire, and financial wherewithal, to do more than visit, the resort will be surrounded by 120 homes for sale that promise a “resort-within-a-resort” living experience.

Eighty-one single-level units ranging from 1,700 to 4,800 square feet have been dubbed The Ritz-Carlton Residences Villas.

For something more expansive, 39 mansions ranging from 5,500 to 12,000 square feet — The Ritz-Carlton Residences Estate Homes — are in the works.

The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley will be part of The Palmeraie master-planned community, which will have 200,000 square feet of mixed-use space at the corner of Scottsdale and Indian Bend Roads at the Scottsdale/Paradise Valley border.

Plans for the $2 billion development were announced in January 2016.

The Ritz-Carlton operates more than 100 hotels in 30 countries and territories, including The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Tucson, the Marriott International brand’s first Arizona location.

The company shut down the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Phoenix at 24th Street and Camelback Road in 2015.

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