THE RITZ-CARLTON, LAGUNA NIGUEL

One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, California 92629 USA
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The Ritz-Carlton Club





The Ritz-Carlton Club® offers a dedicated concierge who attends to your individual needs in a well-appointed, relaxed lounge environment. With continuous culinary offerings throughout the day and access to a computer station - it is the ideal place to conduct business, plan a family outing or simply unwind.

What differentiates The Ritz-Carlton from other luxury competitors? For many business and leisure travelers the answer is simple — The Club® level accommodations and amenities. Featuring many special services and privileges, The Club experience offers the comfort, convenience and privacy of a hotel within a hotel.

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Club is led by Penni Garcia, Club Supervisor. Garcia receives countless “thank you” letters from guests who visit to the resort. She consistently creates Ritz-Carlton guests for life and over her 28 years at the resort, many guests return simply to see her and experience the world-class service she provides. She does not see guests as paying customers, but as family members that she is entertaining in her “home.” Garcia is an amazing example of dedication and excellent teamwork.

Located on the fourth floor of the Monarch Wing, The Ritz-Carlton Club is not just about luxurious surroundings. The services, including complimentary culinary presentations throughout the day, also provide added value to a stay by solo business travelers or families on vacation. The focal point of The Ritz-Carlton Club is a spacious lounge area, furnished to resemble a comfortable living area and well stocked with books and a variety of books, magazines and newspapers. A dedicated concierge is on duty from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. to meet any needs from hard to get restaurant reservations to assistance with changing airline flights. Only guests registered on Club level can access the floor through use of a special elevator key, ensuring a sense of personal security.

Accommodations on The Ritz-Carlton Club level include Garden, Coastline and Ocean view rooms and suites. The culinary presentations are one of the prime attractions of staying on The Club. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast presentation in the morning and a midday snack in the afternoon. Later in the day a selection of hors d’oeuvres are available, along with complimentary cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. When the work or play day is over, The Club invites guests for cocktails and pre-dinner snacks. Before retiring for the evening, The Club features an assortment of desserts and sweets.

Currently, the artwork on display in The Club Lounge is courtesy of Art Group LTD and features the work of Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Twelve original stone lithographs are featured and are the only Matisse Cut-Outs on display in the U.S. The other venue for viewing any of the Cut-Outs is the Tate Modern in London which is featuring the largest retrospective ever assembled through September 2014. The genius of Matisse’s work is captured in twelve iconic compositions from his momentous cut-outs series. Matisse would fondly describe his newfound medium of collage as “painting with scissors;” this was the primary form of expression in the latter part of his career. In the early 1950’s, Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse worked out of the Mourlot Studios in Paris, to recreate this celebrated edition in a series of traditional hand-pulled stone-lithographs, which capture the vibrant collection of his larger than life paper cut-outs. The artist was a master of multiple disciplines including painting, drawing, collage, original printmaking and sculpture. As Michel Anthonioz, director of the Musee d'Orsay, writes, the Cut-Outs allowed Matisse to "bridge the gap between his paintings and drawings, between color and line." Although the technique of cutting out pieces of paper and gluing them together might sound elementary, the results can be breathtaking. Some works in this collection are beautifully simple, such as Décoration Masques, which graphically combines a colorful palette of floral shapes and contour drawing. Each piece, however, exudes a sensation of sheer joy, the vibrant colors and playful designs leaping off every composition.

Featuring many special services and privileges, The Ritz-Carlton Club Level experience offers the comfort, convenience and privacy of a hotel within a hotel. Located on the fourth floor of the resort, Club Level is not just about luxurious surroundings. The services, including four complimentary food and beverage presentations daily, also provide added value. The focal point of Club Level is a spacious lounge area, furnished to resemble a comfortable living area and well stocked with books and a variety of magazines and newspapers. A dedicated concierge is available to meet any needs from hard to get restaurant reservations to assistance with changing airline flights. Only guests registered on Club Level can access the floor through use of a special elevator key, ensuring a sense of personal privacy.