- Type: Luxury Hotel
- Summary: A majestic hotel overlooking the shores of Sarasota Bay
- Feature: Complete the week with a fire-side sunset gathering
- Rooms: 266 rooms & suites
- Star rating: AAA Four Diamond
- Nearest airport: Tampa Airport
Location and transfer
Approximately one hour's drive from Tampa Airport.
Just three miles from the hotel - accessed by complimentary shuttles - prepare for a beach experience like never before at the exclusive, luxurious Beach Club. Lie back on a plush sun lounger atop the beautiful white sands of the private beach, before cooling off in the sparkling, blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico or the sleek swimming pool. Embrace the full array of distinctive Sarasota beach activities available, before refreshing and refuelling at The Lido Key Tiki Bar - an open-air, Sarasota landmark serving delicious drinks - or with a variety of fresh, light lunch options from the Beach Service.
Say "I do" at your dream Floridian wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota - artfully combining refined city elegance with the relaxed ambience of the beach. Choose from a selection of beautiful locations - from the exclusive Beach Club to the picturesque hotel lawn to the various stunning ballrooms - and relax, as the dedicated wedding experts create a unique and seamless day that truly exceeds your expectations.
Culture & History
The vibrant, cultural city of Sarasota was built around its most famous residents, the Ringlings - a family of visionaries that invested heavily in their community, opening numerous fine art museums and the famous Ringling School of Art and Design. Marvel at the skill of the Alsolo Repertory Theatre, a world-renowned acting company known for producing the highest quality professional theatre, or explore The Ringling Museum of Art - recognised as the official State Art Museum of Florida - and its 21 galleries of various masterpieces. Sarasota Opera produces outstanding shows that entertain and enrich, whilst the Sarasota Ballet of Florida boasts a repertoire of great classics.
Immerse yourself in Sarasota's vibrancy, creativity and energy with the restaurant, Jack Dusty's wonderful and interactive Culinary & Cocktail Programmes. Each month, the elegant seafood restaurant hosts themed nights of exciting food and inventive cocktails, lead by bartender Candice Marie and Chef Jay Morris.
Feel your cares disappear and serenity engulf you, at the opulent oasis of The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. Select a therapy from the extensive menu - including indulgent massages, revitalising body treatments and invigorating facials - each of which are delivered by expert professionals using only the finest, indigenous ingredients. Beyond your luxurious treatment, maintain your utter relaxation and sense of wellness in the saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and tranquil lounges, or let off some steam in the state-of-the-art Fitness Centre.
Wednesday through to Saturday, guests are invited to indulge in a fire-side sunset gathering observing the fiery-streaked sky before a reluctant sun sinks into the depths of the Gulf horizon.