The Experience

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is Tucson’s newest luxury resort, and introduced December 18, 2009. Nestled in the high Sonoran Desert against the Tortolita Mountains, The Ritz-Carlton features a destination spa, adventure programs that can restore your soul, world class hiking, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf, indoor and outdoor dining including True American Cuisine at CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar, and richly appointed accommodations in a striking canyon setting. This Tucson luxury resort is a place where adventure and a gracious spirit come to life.

In this refined desert oasis, guest facilities reflect the local landscape and culture, featuring natural elements of dark Mesquite woods, richly-hued fabrics, light stones and a taste of Southwestern flair. Rooms are beautifully appointed with a mix of modern comforts and authentic, hand-crafted architectural and design details. All rooms offer views of nearby mountain ranges, the Tortolita Foothills and Wild Burro Canyon.  From luxury king and double queen rooms to spacious suites and casitas guests can relax in casual and comfortable elegance with amazing views. All guest rooms feature dark Mesquite woods, richly-hued fabrics, light stones and a bit of Southwestern flair. They are beautifully appointed with a mix of modern comforts and authentic hand-crafted architectural and design details.

Savor the selection of the many dining options that are available at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, and prepare your senses for a culinary experience like no other. Each restaurant and lounge, including comfortable indoor and outdoor options, features culinary choices that highlight sustainable, regional and organic cuisines to complement your Tucson dining experience.

True American cuisine that is approachable and innovative can be found at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar. Sonoran and regional influences are complemented by an extensive wine list in an upscale, casual atmosphere serving breakfast and dinner.  Looking into Wild Burro Canyon, enjoy fiery, smoky and peppery gastro-pub fare, hand-crafted signature cocktails and a collection of 120 scotches and whiskeys from around the world at Ignite. Ignite offers live entertainment and casual conversation by firelight and serves lunch and dinner.  The resort’s spectacular swimming pool and water slide area are the family-friendly setting for Turquesa. This poolside grill is the perfect place for lunch, featuring traditional Latin fare and Tucson-inspired influences.  Finally, named for the legendary cattleman and poet, Eugene “Cush” Cayton, Cayton’s serves American comfort cuisine, including lunch and evening cocktails, with Southwestern flair. Enjoy the restaurant’s breathtaking mountain views and beautiful Arizona sunsets.

Step into a world of comfort and escape to the solitude of The Ritz-Carlton Spa®, Dove Mountain. It is said that the Hohokam believed there is spirit in all things. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Dove Mountain, inspires a celebration of the spirit, where wisdom unfolds to reveal purity and gratitude. A privileged place on earth where adventure, spa and a gracious spirit meet – Eco-holistic spa experiences based upon balancing elements and healing sacred stones preserve the heritage and time honored traditions of the Sonoran Desert. Let the healing touch of professional therapists melts away the cares and distractions of life. This peaceful haven is where our attention to detail is the beginning of your sacred journey.

Golfers are rewarded with a world-class venue nestled against the Tortolita Mountain Range. The original 27 holes are challenging and engaging, a seamless blend of the distinct characteristics that reflect the High Sonoran Desert’s mountainside terrain (course elevation between 2,300 and 3,000 feet). The large greens feature dramatic movement throughout each nine, which wind along desert washes, native plants and animal life, as well as majestic, centuries-old Saguaro Cacti. Although the fairways are generous, there are numerous carries off the tees, with five sets designed to provide the appropriate experience.

The resorts’ picturesque desert setting lets guests enjoy an idyllic desert mountain sunrise or sunset. There is something for everyone to enjoy at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain.

If Arizona’s high Sonoran Desert is the “last great treasure in the continental United States,” then the new Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is the region’s crown jewel. Its destination spa is an eco-holistic haven utilizing Native American herbs and techniques, and the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course was quickly deemed among the country’s best. Every activity, from tennis and yoga to biking and bird-watching — not to mention tours to ancient petroglyphs and take-your-breath-away stargazing — is available. Afterward, dine on regional and sustainable dishes at CORE Kitchen.
In the Know
Enjoy a daily complimentary eco-walk led by one of the resort’s knowledgeable Rangers. Guests Receive:

  • For 2014 & 2015
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
  • $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full, excluding Gold course)

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