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The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove and Fort Lauderdale
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Award-Winning Luxury Resort Completes Transformative Renovation
Including all Guestrooms and a New Signature Restaurant
MIAMI, Fl. – February 14, 2017 – Inspired by Florida’s ocean hues and the effervescent spirit of the Caribbean, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami has officially debuted its multi-phase re-imagination culminating with the introduction of the newly re-designed guest rooms and signature restaurant concept.
“We are thrilled to unveil the re-imagination of our beloved island oasis,” said Mark Ferland, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. “We are excited to usher in this new chapter for the resort by inspiring our guests to rest, relax, and refresh.”
Designed by Wimberly Interiors, the re-imagined guest rooms feature design elements inspired by the laidback feel of the island of Key Biscayne. Creating a peaceful retreat, the rooms infuse subtle beach tones of blues and grays, with pops of green, a nod to the surrounding lush, tropical landscape. Decor is refined yet inviting, further enhancing the casual yet elegant beach style at The Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. In addition to the debut of the new guestroom design, new room categories are being introduced, including the luxury Ritz-Carlton Suite which includes two bedrooms, a full kitchen and dining room as well as panoramic views of the ocean with two oversized balconies.
Lightkeepers, the casually elegant new restaurant and bar located on property, will be a beacon for foodies and craft cocktail aficionados. Named as an homage to the lighthouse keepers who watched over Key Biscayne’s historic Cape Florida Lighthouse dating back to the 1800’s, Lightkeepers will feature a contemporary, coastal-inspired dining room; a cool, casual indoor/outdoor bar and a beverage program featuring unique, hand-crafted cocktails. Executive Chef Raul A. Del Pozo will helm the kitchen and has developed an inviting menu influenced by the abundance of fresh seafood sourced from the southern waters of Florida and the fertile soils of the Florida Keys, northward. With cheeses from Winter Park, beef from Ocoee, and snapper from Key West, locally grown and caught ingredients are key to the quality and diversity of the menu.
Located on an exclusive barrier island, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami simultaneously offers a serene sanctuary from swanky South Beach and Miami International Airport, both just 20 minutes away. Home to two swimming pools, a secluded stretch of white sand beach, and a luxurious spa, as well as an expansive tennis center, designed by the legendary Cliff Drysdale, guests will find no shortage of activity to occupy their screen-free minds. The resort offers a full calendar of complimentary guest activities, including outdoor yoga, cycling classes, and guided hikes as well as a selection of distinctive locally-inspired dining options, including a soon-to-open new restaurant.
Just outside the resort’s door, the natural beauty of Key Biscayne awaits, including miles of sun-soaked coastline and the untouched ecosystem of Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, home to hidden hiking and biking trails, some of the state’s best birdwatching, and of course, the oldest standing lighthouse in Florida. For the culturally inclined, the neon lights of South Beach, visible from the resort’s quiet beaches, are close at hand as are the trendy restaurants and shops of downtown and Brickell.