Wintery Opening of Lake Tahoe Ritz-Carlton

Want to spend the holidays bundled up high in the mountains surrounded by a winter-luxury-land? Well, thanks to the Ritz-Carlton Highlands in North Lake Tahoe, that is exactly what you can be doing during the blustery season.

The deluxe hotel is set to open on December 9, 2009, just in time for Christmas and Hanukkah and not a minute too soon for ski enthusiasts everywhere. It is reported that there are still some openings for the week of the 25th and if you act quickly you could be one of the luxury-lovers spending the holiday season surrounded by breathtaking scenery both indoors and out. Touting proximity to Tahoe’s crystal-clear lakes and legendary skiing, and with easy access to hiking, golfing, fine dining, and a 17,000-square-foot spa to soothe the stress away, this brand new Ritz-Carlton is continuing the brand’s legacy of providing nothing short of pure luxury.

Restaurants at the Ritz brand hotels have earned a reputation for elegant cuisine served up by celebrity chefs and this Lake Tahoe Ritz is no exception, with the renowned Traci des Jardins from San Francisco at the helm.

The hotel is built as a series of linked pavilions and upon completion it will house 170 guest rooms and 16 suites that are all fitted with gas fireplaces to warm your toes at the end of the night. Designed by Hornberger and Worstell, the hotel intends to blend into the hillside of its mid-mountain locale at the Northstar-at-Tahoe ski resort and features ski-in, ski-out access. To add even more icing to this snowy cake, there are also 23 private Ritz-Carlton Residences and 25 Ritz-Carlton Club fractional ownership units, all which ensure that the hotel and Lake Tahoe itself are year-round destinations.

As one of the first new-build resort development in the area for decades, the Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe is a sophisticated mountain retreat with a contemporary tribute to traditional mountain lodges. Introducing its legendary five-star service to the public on December 9, the Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe is bound to be a crowd pleaser.

Via Luxist