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The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota ranks as one of the top resorts in Florida

SARASOTA, Fl. – October 18, 2016Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards unveiling 39 Ritz-Carlton properties, which received a winning designation in 26 different categories across the globe.   Among the properties listed within the awards, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota was recognized as #12 within the “Top Resorts in Florida (Gulf),” category, with an overall ranking of 88.64.

“We are humbled to have so many of our hotels included within this prestigious list,” said Herve Humler, President and C.O.O. of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. “This distinction is even more meaningful as it comes directly from the magazine’s readers, many of whom we have been lucky enough to welcome as our guests around the world. This honor is shared by our Ladies and Gentlemen who dedicate themselves to creating the meaningful experiences and lasting memories exemplified by this recognition.”

Over 300,000 dedicated readers – nearly twice as many as last year – cast votes for 7,394 hotels, 606 cities, 500 cruise ships, and 236 islands, in an average survey time of 8.4 minutes. The result? The 1,402 best travel experiences in the world.

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota is a luxury landmark on Florida’s central Gulf Coast conveniently located near the city center overlooking Sarasota Bay. The newly reimagined property boasts a fresh lobby look, complete renovation of all 266 guest rooms, new Club Level, and full updates to the ballroom and meeting spaces. Additionally, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota an invigorating spa and wellness center, Beach Club at Lido Key, award-winning Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, and the coastal culinary destination, Jack Dusty.

Among the esteemed properties in the respective categories include:

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve; Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve; Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve; The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong; The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto; The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore; The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal; The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest; The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna; The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago; The Ritz-Carlton, Naples; The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale; The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami; The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach; The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami; The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans; The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park; The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco; The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner; The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte; The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead; The Ritz-Carlton, Bali; The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman; The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas; The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba; The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun; The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island; The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota; The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples; The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes; The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua; The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay; The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe; The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel; The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage; The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain; The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee; The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch; Hotel Arts, Barcelona.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.

The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 25, 2016. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.CNTraveler.com/rca.

For more information on The Ritz-Carlton and its global hotel and resort portfolio, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com.