As The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel approaches its 30th anniversary, the transformation of the resort continues with the unveiling of recent enhancements to all 396 guestrooms. The goal of the new design is “to reflect the sparkle of the Pacific Ocean and create a sense of warmth”. Outdoor fireplaces are prominently featured on the patios of first floor oceanfront rooms, providing a respite where guests can celebrate simple pleasures.
When the resort opened on August 27, 1984, the coast of south Orange County became a premiere luxury vacation destination. Over the years, other resorts opened, but none with the spectacular beachfront location and extraordinary service of The Ritz-Carlton. To remain relevant among new competition, the resort had to reimagine itself.
“As the destination’s very first resort, we’ve worked hard to invest strategically, which is a testament to our ongoing commitment to this iconic resort and world-class destination,” commented General Manager Bruce Brainerd. “We challenged the designers, architects and restaurateurs to fully meet the potential of our oceanfront location and they delivered. This transformation has truly unleashed our potential and has validated our strategy to evolve through innovation in order to lead in the luxury marketplace,” said Brainerd.
In additional to the guestroom enhancement, other major features of the re-imagination project included four new restaurant concepts, a world-class eco-adventure center, a complete upgrade of the more than 26,000 square feet of meeting space, and a major enhancement to the gardens and landscape.
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, www.ritzcarlton.com