THE RITZ-CARLTON PALM BEACH [MANALAPAN, FLORIDA] FOR DECADES, THE RITZ-CARLTON’S SIGNATURE BRAND AND LUXURY EXPERIENCE HAVE SET IT APART FROM ITS COMPETITORS. BUT AS EARLY AS 2003 THE HOTEL IDENTIFIED A SHIFT IN ITS GUEST DEMOGRAPHIC AND GUEST EXPECTATIONS.LESS INTERESTED IN THE TRADITIONAL RITZ-CARLTON LOOK AND FEEL, THESE INDIVIDUALS DESIRED A HOTEL SETTING THAT WAS RELEVANT TO ITS LOCATION, ONE THAT EMBRACED ITS SURROUNDINGS AND CREATED A SENSE OF AUTHENTICITY. To respond to the evolving market, the
elegance,” inviting the outdoors
hotelier decided to pursue a reimaging
inside while providing guests
strategy, applying a more holistic and
with high-style internal comforts.
site-sensitive approach to the design
Renovated spaces include the guest
and development of its properties.
rooms, the Lanai and Presidential
Client Acorn Asset Management, Inc, a division of Lewis Trust Group, Ltd Services Interior Architecture and Design, and Architecture
suites, the conference and meeting RTKL responded by creating a space
rooms and executive cabanas.
that appeals to younger consumers
with different perspectives on luxury
The Eau Spa, a destination unto itself,
and service. Befitting of Palm Beach,
evokes a garden paradise. The 3,900-
RTKL’s scheme is eclectic, yet regional
SM space invites guests to engage in a
and relaxed. The award-winning
journey of the senses, abandon reality
design infuses a concept of “barefoot
and indulge in personal rejuvenation.