For the Ultimate Private Escape, The Ritz-Carlton Offers a Global Collection of Luxury Villas & Cottages

More Than 7 Locations to Choose, From Dream Beaches to Jungle Retreats.

CHEVY CHASE, January 22, 2015: Private beaches, backyard barbeques, temperature controlled outdoor pools, pine forest surrounds and magnificent views – the villas and cottages at The Ritz-Carlton hotels around the world tastefully bring together the exquisite and the personal. Spacious and abounding in character – be it in design, history or services – these exclusive accommodations offer a cozy getaway from the pack, with customary Ritz-Carlton services always at hand.

From the luxurious insouciance of 1930s South America to French Chateau sophistication, the villas and cottages are throwbacks to the golden age of hospitality and provide city-weary travelers a private hideaway to experience peace and quiet on their own terms.

Along the shores of Southwest Thailand’s Andaman Sea, tiny, emerald-colored islands rise and fall from turquoise waters with such splendor and symmetry that they appear like the tails of mythical, powerful beasts. At this place where the Krabi River empties into Phangnga Bay close to the island of Phuket, Krabi looms as a still undiscovered wonderland where nature and spirituality harmoniously blend into one. Rising above are Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve’s Ocean Pavilions, which are perched above the rest of the resort to offer panoramic sea and garden views. The stand-alone hideaways are where low-rise architecture and precisely-positioned landscaping ensure discretion and privacy.

Today’s time conscience traveler can retreat and reconnect in a special selection of properties within the luxury tier. With China gaining in prominence as a top leisure destination globally, the villa life at The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya goes to the heart of the luxury experience with eight quaint abodes, featuring spectacular views of the oceanfront, gardens or mangroves. Expansive spaces, a picturesque setting and a distinct local vibe make the villas an experience worth cherishing and returning for.

From the island life of Sanya to the lush greens of Abama in Tenerife, the villas ooze personality as a cozy retreat for families, friends, couples or honeymooners to enjoy the grand Ritz-Carlton setting with the familiar comforts of a home. The secluded villas at The Ritz-Carlton, Abama are nestled in lush tropical gardens with private swimming pools. Along with an array of benefits which include complimentary buggies for the entire duration of a stay.

For an authentic Middle East experience and winter sunshine, the Venetian-inspired villas of The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, overlooking the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Mosque, respectfully reflect the proportions and design aesthetics of the mosque on the one hand and the quaint atmosphere of a Venetian village on the other. The villas present an indulgent experience for guests – from a traditional Arabian breakfast served on the spacious villa terrace or in the adjacent olive grove to elegant soirees hosted on the villa lawn.

A landmark in Bahrain, known for its lush grounds and outstanding dining, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain has also scored points amongst regional travelers with its South American-style villas. With layout and aesthetics straight out of a Hunter S Thompson novel, the villas dotted across the shoreline of the hotel allows Middle Eastern travelers to step out of the desert into a tropical resort paradise.

Lakeside cottages in the deep south of the United States are everything that you would expect from a rural retreat in Georgia. With views across the still Lake Oconee and the scent of fresh pine, the cottages at The Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Plantation provide a quiet that is only disturbed by the crackling of wood-burning fireplaces.

Down on the shores of the Caribbean, barefoot elegance is found at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve,located on the cherished island of Puerto Rico. The luxury resort is an intimate retreat offering a true sense of place, blending Laurance Rockefeller’s novel environmental design philosophies and modern yet minimal décor. Originally erected in the 1920’s, the villas of Su Casa, the storied building, now serve as an exclusive four-bedroom VIP accommodation overlooking the ocean. Paired with towering palm trees, expansive gardens, a private infinity edge pool and a spacious cigar veranda, the hacienda has been fully restored, preserving its legendary heritage and serene beauty.

“Depending on the location of each villa or cottage, there are limitless opportunities for guests to enjoy authentic indigenous experiences and surrounds. We have tried to create destinations within a destination, offering a warm cocoon of calm and comfort that will be a home away from home, whilst giving them window into a different way of life,” stated Hervé Humler, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 87 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. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, and for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR).

SOURCE: Marriott International