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The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
Mr. Tim Anderson
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TUCSON, Ariz. – February 23, 2016 -- The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is celebrating the receipt of a prestigious global award for 2016, as Forbes Travel Guide has announced that the luxury resort will again carry a coveted Five Star rating throughout this year. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is one of only two hotels in Arizona, 73 hotels in the United States and 154 hotels in the world to achieve Five Stars in 2016. It also remains the only property in southern Arizona to hold a Forbes Five Star rating, and it has received this repeat accolade just a few months after earning a AAA Five Diamond rating as well.

"When The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain received a 2015 Forbes Five Star award, we committed to raising the bar even higher for the future, in hopes of further serving our guests and retaining this rating for 2016," said Liam Doyle, General Manager for The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain.  "I am deeply grateful to our treasured guests, and to our stellar team of ladies and gentlemen, who together have helped bring this dream to life for The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain.”

The 850-acre adventure, spa and golf resort is commemorating this year’s Forbes accolade with the introduction of an exclusive Five Star Treatment package offering luxury accommodations, breakfast for two at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar, and a $50 daily resort credit. Presented from $429 USD per night through May 31, 2016, the Five Star Treatment Package may be booked for one-time use between now and May 31, 2016, by calling 800-241-3333 or visiting and using code D3Q. Access to the limited-edition package is based on availability and is subject to tax and daily resort fee.

Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, is the originator of the prestigious Five Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry’s most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. The guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers with the insight to make better informed travel and leisure decisions.

“Our Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. “Our primary mission is to contribute to excellence in hospitality, serving the global tourism industry as well as the guest.”

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain has been ranked one of the world’s top 100 resorts by Travel + Leisure magazine, and Arizona’s #1 resort by Condé Nast Traveler. The scenic high-desert destination is located in Marana, Arizona, north of Tucson and south of Phoenix. Highlights include three swimming pools, one with a 235-foot water slide and splash pad, multiple dining outlets including the top-ranked CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and Cayton’s Burger Bistro, one of the top-rated spas in the United States complete with its own infinity pool and tanning island, adjacency to 27 holes of Jack Nicklaus signature golf, and the acclaimed Ritz Kids program, presenting children’s adventure, cultural and nature days inspired by the flora, fauna and unparalleled Southwestern heritage of the region.