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The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Offers a Perfect Holiday Giving Option With The Ritz-Carlton Gift Card

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is offering an ideal solution for those seeking the perfect gift for the holidays -- a gift which comes with access to one of the world's Top 100 resorts as ranked this year by Travel + Leisure magazine. Click here for high-resolution version

TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwire - Dec 10, 2012) - The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is offering an ideal solution for those seeking the perfect gift for the holidays -- a gift which comes with access to one of the world's Top 100 resorts as ranked this year by Travel + Leisure magazine.

The Ritz-Carlton Gift Card may be purchased directly at the luxury resort and can be used for a relaxing Arizona getaway as well as for dining, activities and spa experiences at the resort. The Tucson luxury hotel's acclaimed spa indulgences include indigenous treatments such as the Hohokam Indigo Herbal Poultice, wellness and beauty days, couple's experiences and a new spa cabana offering presented alongside the spa's own private serenity pool. Guests can also use The Ritz-Carlton Gift Card to enjoy resort dining highlights, including hand-made sushi on weekend evenings and the legendary Sunday Market Brunch at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar, while the popular new Dove Mountain Rangers program provides memorable fun and a full menu of adventures for younger guests.

Rated the #1 resort in Arizona by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine, and home to the #3 spa in the United States as voted by the same travel aficionados, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is located between Tucson and Phoenix, on 850 spectacularly scenic acres where golf, outdoor activities, spa experiences, The Dove Mountain Rangers program, three swimming pools and acclaimed dining are offered year-round.

The Ritz-Carlton Gift Card may be purchased in $25 to $2,000 denominations either online at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/DoveMountain/Default.htm or in the lobby, spa or gift boutique of the luxury Arizona resort. The card is also valid at Ritz-Carlton properties worldwide, providing recipients with a wealth of local and out-of-area options for their luxury travel enjoyment. Those stopping by to purchase a card at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain will also have the opportunity to enjoy the magical holiday décor on display at the property throughout this month.

For further details, or to purchase a card, visit The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, located in Marana between Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona, or travel online to http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/DoveMountain/Default.htm.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
Set amidst a lush Saguaro cactus forest along the stunning Tortolita foothills north of Tucson, the 850-acre Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is highlighted by a spectacular spa complex which features a private serenity pool with floating tanning island, cabanas and day beds, and which has been ranked among Travel + Leisure magazine's Top 100 Resorts in the World for 2012 and TripAdvisor's top ten spas in the world. The Arizona resort and spa is adjacent to 27 holes of Jack Nicklaus signature golf and the site of the annual WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, a highlight of winter for golf's top touring pros. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain features a complete fitness center, indoor and outdoor yoga and movement classes, tennis courts and dozens of walking, hiking and biking trails accessible to resort guests of various ages and ability levels.

Featured on the Condé Nast Traveler 2012 Gold List with one of the highest national ratings for activities, and also ranked the #1 resort in Arizona by Condé Nast Traveler with the #3-rated spa in the U.S., The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is renowned for its three swimming pools, 235-foot water slide and year-round recreation and adventure offering, with the acclaimed Dove Mountain Rangers children's program a best-seller among young travelers aged five to 12. Flora and fauna walks, mountain biking, geo-caching, riding and ranch adventures are offered throughout the year, as are nightly fire-pit s'mores presented while a Native American flautist salutes the desert sunset with a hauntingly beautiful refrain. The 253-room resort's vacation weekends are also highlighted by Cosmic Slide parties and family-friendly dive-in movies, while daily desert animal meet-and-greets take place on the grounds' custom-built habitat for Rocky the Desert Tortoise. Numerous restaurant offerings are also available at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, including the popular "Splash Dining," presented with the legs of tables, chairs, servers and diners refreshingly immersed in the waters of the shallow Turquesa Pool. Hand-made sushi is served on select in-season evenings at Ignite Lobby Lounge, while the top-ranked fresh regional cuisine and seasonal Sunday Market Brunch of CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar are complemented by fresh Arizona citrus grown in a 42-tree grove directly adjoining the restaurant. During harvest months, guests of CORE are invited to visit the grove to select their own fruit for mimosas and other morning libations.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 80 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. ( NYSE : MAR ).