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The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
4012 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, Florida 32837
Phone: 407- 206-2400
Fax: 407-206-2401
Website: www.grandelakes.com

Hello Lemon Grove

A New Luxury Destination

The Ritz-Carlton brand speaks for itself and guests at its fine properties know they can expect top service, comfort and luxury. The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is no exception. It's a luxurious destination inspired by the grand palazzos of Italy.

But there's a twist. A lemon twist, to be precise. It is the first resort in the world to have its own full-time Citrus Consultant. Are you frowning? The answer is obvious. The setting is amid the world's finest citrus groves and the scent reflects this central Florida location. So guests get aromatherapy at every step from "the marmalade they eat at breakfast to an orange blossom soak at the spa," from the chilled, citrus-infused towels for golfers to citrus-inspired drinks for an energy boost during meeting breaks.

Golf Paradise

Golfers get very special attention via a personal caddie who accompanies each twosome or foursome of players, offering course yardage information, bunker raking and divot repair, as well as architectural history and strategy, food and beverage orders and dinner reservations after a round, and making sure any needs (even unexpressed) are met. The Golf Caddie-Concierge Program was crafted to give golfers an experience "in the tradition of the classic, refined, attentive service available at the world's finest private golf clubs." Set at the headwaters of the Florida Everglades, the hotel's 18-hole championship golf course was designed by two-time British Open winner Greg Norman with several holes routing through pristine areas where preserved wetlands and natural woodlands dominate the experience.

Executive Suite

Let's get to the rooms. The 584 total guestrooms featuring 56 Club level rooms and 66 suites, including two Ritz-Carlton Suites come with five-fixture bathroom, hand painted Italian furniture and top amenities. All guest rooms feature a private balcony with panoramic views of the lakes, pool and gardens.

Of course, these days a hotel can hardly get away without having a world-class spa. Guests at The Ritz-Carlton Spa are greeted with the scent of citrus in a private three-level, 40,000-square-foot oasis reminiscent of a luxurious Mediterranean palazzo complete with Romanesque pathways 40 treatment rooms, a 4,000-square-foot private lap pool, a 6,000-square-foot Wellness Center and The Ritz-Carlton World Spa Boutique. Treatments were inspired from The Ritz-Carlton properties around the world like the Floridian Sugarcane Infusion and Orange Spice Halawa. There are special massages for golfers and fun manicures for teens as well as lots of classes like Australian Outback Spinning, Salsa dancing and the Hawaiian Hula.

Outdoor Massage

For dining there are six options: the poolside Bleu restaurant and bar; the Golf Clubhouse restaurant and bar Fairways for steaks, seafood and a view; The Lobby Lounge for cocktails, light fare and Afternoon Tea with views of wonderful sunsets, The Spa Café Vitale; The Vineyard Grill and the signature Norman's, featuring award Norman Van Aken's acclaimed New World Cuisine. What else can we say? 34,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with a 16,000 and 6,000-square foot ballroom and 14 breakout rooms, 52,000 square feet of outdoor function space for special events featuring a 20,000-square-foot function lawn, etc. Is your head spinning with figures? Take it easy, take a whiff of lemon and visit the website for special packages.

Adjoining the property is the 1,000-room JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes.

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(Updated: 06/27/08 HC)


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