May 14, 2009

Unveiling the newest Ritz-Carlton Resort

When I first heard that a brand new Ritz-Carlton resort would be opening up in Lake Tahoe, I just knew it would be spectacular.

Lake Tahoe + Ritz-Carlton? It's too good to be true!

When I think of Lake Tahoe, I think of many summers jetskiing in the lake and many winters skiing down the powdery slopes.

When I think of Ritz-Carlton, I think of five star everything.

How can that not be a match made in heaven? Luxury experience at a location that already promises scenic beauty, super fun activities year round, and plenty of R & R for the discriminating traveler.

Yesterday night, I had the pleasure of attending an exclusive pre-opening party for this newest luxury hotel in Lake Tahoe, to be unveiled December 2009. It was hosted at one of the best restaurants in the city--Jardiniere by the very talented Traci Des Jardins. This party not only celebrated the upcoming opening of the newest Ritz Carlton resort, but also the partnership between the hotel and Traci for the new restaurant that she will run there.

The Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe is situated mid-mountain in the Northstar-at-Tahoe ski area with ski-in, ski-out access and a mountain gondola connecting guests to its nearby Village at Northstar. From spa treatments to skiing to golfing to fine dining, this hotel promises an uncompromising experience to even the most discriminating traveler. does all this translate into the world of weddings? Well, where there is a Ritz-Carlton there will be weddings, and I mean extraordinary weddings. Ritz-Carlton Highlands is no exception. With ballrooms that feature beautiful scenic views, amazing culinary creations, and five star Ritz-Carlton service, couples can now look forward to planning their dream wedding at this exquisite location.

Below are some renderings of the hotel design. I am planning a hard hat tour of the property this summer, and will be sure to post pictures and updates after that!


  1. Lake Tahoe always has special meaning to me because that's my ex's hometown. This is one nice and very informative entry and I can't wait to go there this winter either! :D

  2. Hi Jubilee...
    I just did a hard hat tour a few weeks ago! The hotel is amazing! The event space is a dream!!!
    They didn't miss anything!!! I am so excited for the opening!!! It reminds me of opening the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch! Openings are so fun!!!
    Can't wait to see you!!!


  3. beautiful - it reminds me of the yellowstone inn.

  4. I cannot believe the Ritz is moving into that area. In my days of skiing Northstar was just the small resort people would go to when Squaw Valley and Heavenly were full. That looks like it will be one amazing place! Thanks for the preview. Carl