The Ritz-Carlton Renovates Resort in Rancho Mirage, CA - 2007-02-06

A comprehensive $500 million, 40-acre project is set to transform the Lodge at Rancho Mirage into the area's premier, five-star resort under the name, The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage.

Featuring a 244-room resort, a spa and a 154-unit luxury residential community, the development is situated 650 feet above the Coachella Valley. The first phase, the 244-room hotel, will open in December 2007. The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage along with the spa, will be available for occupancy beginning in May 2008.

Nearly 100% of the existing hotel will be renovated and an additional 23,620 square feet of new construction added.