With a spa, four restaurants, two ballrooms, more than 20 miles of hiking/biking trails and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design golf course, the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Resort does more than provide guests with an oasis of comfort in the desert.
A Scottsdale-based company is co-developing a $500 million Ritz-Carlton project northwest of Tucson that will be the largest and most comprehensive Ritz-Carlton of its kind in the United States.
The developers behind the new Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain had a different chain and a bigger resort in mind when they started plotting their first Tucson hotel venture in the late 1990s.
Cottonwood Properties of Tucson and Scottsdale-based Greenbrier Southwest Corp. were planning a 500-room Hyatt hotel in the Dove Mountain master-planned community northwest of Tucson.
The hotel was designed and the developers received a verbal commitment for the financing on Sept. 10, 2001.