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The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
Mr. Tim Anderson
Phone: (520) 572-3100

TUCSON, Arizona. – February 23, 2015 – The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain has introduced a new overnight package which celebrates the resort’s recent receipt of a Forbes Five Star hotel rating. Presented this month, the coveted rating is a first for the resort and for southern Arizona – and the package, Sonoran Stars, salutes both the award and the clear, dramatic skies which make Tucson a prime destination for stargazers.

Southern Arizona is considered by many to be the stargazing capital of the world, offering year-round fair weather, minimal light pollution and numerous renowned telescopes and astronomical institutions which dot the area. With a professional stargazing program already in place, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain’s Sonoran Stars package further enhances this offering, allowing guests to view the heavens directly from the comfort of their guest room terraces or patios.

Priced from $359 USD per night and presented through December 2015, Sonoran Stars at The
Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain includes the following:

  • Luxury accommodations 
  • In-Room Astronomy Experience, including use of a 10x telescope to explore the night sky 
  • Detailed star map indicating constellations and stars visible from the balcony or patio 
  • Chocolate Stars turndown amenity

The Sonoran Stars experience adds to an extensive roster of activities at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, which has been ranked among the top 100 in the world. The high Sonoran Desert playground invites guests of all ages and interests to “return to life” and experience daily Sunset Vista Cocktail Hikes, guided rock art tours to view rare and ancient Hohokam Native American petroglyphs, miles of scenic and beautiful hiking trails, three swimming pools, a 235-foot water slide and an adventure-filled Ritz Kids program for guests ages 5 to 12. The award-wining Ritz-Carlton Spa, acclaimed dining and Dove Mountain’s adjoining 27 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature golf are further features of the 850-acre year-round vacation destination.

Reservations for The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain may be made online at, by calling 800-241-3333 toll-free, or through a travel professional.