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TUCSON, ARIZ. May 22, 2017 -- The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain has introduced new June-to-September 2017 room rates starting at $159 USD per night Sundays through Thursdays, and $239 USD per night on weekends. The Summer Escape rates make this season the perfect time to experience southern Arizona’s only Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond luxury resort -- and to enjoy its top-rated spa, golf, dining and outdoor adventure programs. On average, summer high temperatures in Tucson run six degrees cooler than in the state’s other major cities.

Featured on reader favorite lists from Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Wine Spectator, USA Today, Golfweek and more, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is renowned for its three large swimming pools, 235-foot water slide, kids’ splash pad, private spa serenity pool with tanning island, year-round recreation, and all-ages Rangers programs including Ritz Kids activities for young travelers ages five to 12.

The 253-room resort’s summer weekends are also highlighted by award-winning dining and food/wine activities, dazzling gemstone treatments at the 17,000-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Spa, and Jack Nicklaus Signature golf at the adjoining Golf Club at Dove Mountain. As of this year, guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain also receive exclusive new access to The Gallery Golf Club– home to prestigious world championship match play.

Further summer highlights at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain include weekend stargazing, guided nighttime scorpion hunts through Wild Burro Canyon, walking tours to view rare Hohokam rock art and petroglyphs, cactus discovery tours in the lush Tortolita Foothills, dive-in movies, nightly s’mores at the fire pits, and the daily “Spirit of Adventure” ritual, during which a Native American flutist salutes the desert sunset with a hauntingly beautiful refrain. Animal-lovers of all ages are welcome to say hello to resident desert tortoise, Wamba, who enjoys his own stocked habitat -- and to a variety of other Southwestern critters lovingly cared for by the resort’s Rangers, including a gentle pet tarantula and very friendly snake family. Younger guests can also enjoy popular In-Room Camping, replicating the tents and colorful cowboy nights of yesteryear.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is located between Phoenix/Scottsdale and Tucson and is accessible from the international airports serving both of those cities. Reservations may be made at, by dialing 1-800-241-3333toll-free in the U.S., or through a travel professional.

Room rates are based on availability and subject to a nightly resort fee which provides complimentary overnight valet parking; shuttle service to the Golf Clubhouse and to Cayton’s Restaurant; evening mixology classes; 24-hour access to the Fitness Center and Movement Studio; group fitness classes in the Movement Studio (e.g. yoga, Pilates); in-room coffee and bottled water; access to the golf driving range and putting green, including club rental; use of the tennis courts including equipment access; use of mountain and road bikes; and daily recreation activities which can include guided morning walks, the popular Desert Friends Experience, family board games, bocce ball, horseshoes and more. Enhanced in-room Internet access, daily newspapers, and computer and printing services at the Business Center are also included.