If you want to create the kind of vacation that lives on in memory for years to come, may I recommend a stay at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes? With a tempting spa to pamper mind and body, a championship golf course to perfect your swing, a superb range of activities to entertain the kids, and a location that couldn’t be more perfect if it tried, The Ritz Carlton is what dreams are made of. Need more convincing? Then read on to discover 10 reasons to make your next vacation a ritzy one.
1. The Perfect Spot
Orlando, Florida is rich in things to do and see, and the Ritz Carlton is perfectly situated to let you enjoy the very best of them. Only a few hours from the Everglades and within a stone’s throw of some of the world’s most famous theme parks, the Ritz gives you ample opportunity to experience Florida at both its most beautiful, and it's most exciting. Whether you’re old or young, rich or poor, a thrill seeker or a bird watcher, you’re guaranteed to find plenty to keep you entertained in the Ritz’s surrounds.
2. A Taste of Luxury
If you like to experience the high life while on vacation, the Ritz Carlton will certainly give you the luxury you crave. Its 582 air-conditioned rooms offer the perfect balance of home comfort and refined splendor, featuring everything from iPod docking stations to minibars, private furnished balconies to Smart TVs, designer toiletries to deep soaking marble bathtubs. If you want to step things up a gear, you even have the opportunity to opt for one of the Ritz’s opulent suites, each offering a choice of lake, golf course, or pool views.
3. At Your Service
If you like the kind of vacation where your every little want and whim is catered to, you’re going to love the Ritz Carlton. Its amenities (which include a gym, a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa) may be first-rate, but so too are its staff. Whether you need a babysitter to take care of the kids, or some useful tips on how to make the most of your sunshine break, the Ritz staff are on hand to provide any and all the help you need.
4. Corporate Success
Traveling for business rather than pleasure needn’t be a chore, or at least it won’t be if you stay at the Ritz. Take your business to the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes and you’ll be met with more than 47,000 square feet of sophisticated meeting venues, state of the art audiovisual equipment, boardrooms with fully enabled WIFI, VIP reception areas, custom catering, and if required, the services of an expert meeting planning team. Whether you’re hosting a launch, a conference, or a team building event, the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes is guaranteed to make it a success.
5. Dining Heaven
Whatever you like to eat, and whatever kind of venue you like to eat it in, you’re guaranteed to find something to tickle your taste buds at one of the Ritz Carlton’s 12 excellent dining venues. If you’re in the mood for Japanese, drop by the Sushi bar for some fishy delicacies. If you’d rather something more local, a visit to the Whisper Creek Farm Kitchen with its range of local farm produce and craft beers is sure to please. Citron is the place for breakfast, while Fairways Pub is excellent for a drink and a snack after a round of golf. Vitale, meanwhile, is a great spot for some healthy fare, while Normans will amaze you with its world cuisine.
6. Championship Golfing
If you like to practice your golfing technique while you’re on vacation, you’ll get all the opportunity you need at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes. Their championship golf course was specially designed by two-time British Open Champion, Greg Norman, and features 18 challenging holes that will test even the most seasoned golfer’s abilities. Set in a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, the stunning setting of the golf course makes it worth a visit in itself, while anyone looking to improve on their game has the opportunity to take a lesson or two, before indulging in a few after game drinks at the clubhouse.
7. Family Friendly Entertainment
Keeping the kids entertained can be a challenge on any normal vacation, but not so at the Ritz. Their jam-packed schedule of family-friendly activities is guaranteed to keep even the hardest to please youngster happy. Ritz Kids aims to get kids learning while having fun, offering a range of activities based around the four pillars of land, water, environmental responsibility, and culture. With outdoor activities, obstacles races, relay competitions, karaoke, dance parties, and plenty of arts and crafts, there’s something on offer to suit all ages and tastes.
8. A Premium Spa
If you’re in need of some TLC, a visit to the Ritz Carlton premier spa is guaranteed to do wonders for your body and soul. Spread over 40,000 square feet, the spa includes 40 treatment rooms offering a range of facials, body wraps, massages and more, an outdoor lap pool, a full salon, and even an inviting café. Whether you opt for a zero-gravity massage, a grande citrus escape, or a soothing honey wrap, you’re sure to leave with a new spring in your step.
9. Fairytale Weddings
If you’re planning your wedding but struggling to find the ideal venue, the Ritz Carlton might be just the ticket. Whether you dream of walking down the aisle amidst a cloud of fragrant citrus trees, saying your vows at a lake-side gazebo, taking your first dance in an elegant, chandelier-lit ballroom, or feeding your guests with delicious delicacies that come straight from farm to table, the Ritz Carlton will make your dreams a reality. If you need extra support, a team of expert wedding planners is on hand to help you plan to the very last detail.
10. A First-Class Fitness Center
If your perfect vacation involves equal parts relaxation and fitness, you’ll love the range of sporting activities on offer at the Ritz. With an impressive fitness center offering all the equipment you’d expect from a premium gym, along with a full range of workout and wellness programs (including a boot camp, HIIT, Barre classes, Yoga, and Pilates), you’ll likely come back from vacation even fitter than you went.
Written by Allen Lee
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