Top 10 Best Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts In The World


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The best luxury Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts in the world can be found below. We have already outlined the cheapest Ritz-Carlton hotels in the world, now we outline the very best Ritz-Carlton hotels for families, couples, and business, in the city and for pool and beachside luxury.

The Ritz-Carlton company is part of the Marriott group, which means you can collect Marriott Bonvoy points during your stay or redeem them for a free stay. Marriott Bonvoy is a solid loyalty scheme and offers a great way of getting further value from your hotel bookings.

Wherever you decide to stay, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels including the Four Seasons, Aman, Belmond, Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, InterContinental, and more. You also get your usual Marriott Bonvoy Hyatt, loyalty points, and status benefits when you book with our concierge. See what our clients say about us and how thrilled they are with the extra benefits we provide.

Whether you are looking for family pools, a spa, a beachside resort, or a convenient city location for business or a short break, here are some of the cheapest Ritz-Carlton hotels in the world, across America, Asia, the Pacific region, Europe, and Africa.

1. The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna

The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna is a casual yet impeccably luxurious 5-star retreat on the iconic Ring Boulevard, right in the cultural heart of Vienna. The hotel is set inside four 19th-century palaces and it celebrates original features including grand staircases, parquet flooring, wood-paneled walls, and decorative fireplaces.

The hotel can be found on the Schubertring, a circular boulevard, a 20-minute walk or a few minutes tram ride from the city’s top museums, galleries, designer stores, and coffee houses.

The hotel boasts 201 elegant guestrooms including 43 superb suites with breathtaking views; The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge with seventh-floor views, daily culinary presentations, and personalized service; state-of-the-art fitness center; 18 meter indoor pool with underwater music; The Ritz-Carlton Spa with personalized services and elegant treatment rooms; and 900 m² of sophisticated event space that includes the Crystal Ballroom, three breakout rooms, and two boardrooms.

In terms of dining, this contemporary property offers original dining experiences, from the unique farm-to-table Dstrikt Steakhouse to the skylines views of the Atmosphere Rooftop Bar, a taste Sicilian Aperitivo culture at Pastamara – Bar con Cucina, and finally exquisite signature cocktails at D-Bar. The Rooftop Bar is a particular highlight and photos of this are included above.

2. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Arts Barcelona

Towering 44 floors above the sea, the 5-star The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Arts Barcelona is a striking glass and steel skyscraper offering large rooms and 28 duplex penthouses. Hotel Arts Barcelona is home to a famous two Michelin-star restaurant and features great public spaces, including a rooftop spa and two outdoor pools overlooking the sea.

This Ritz-Carlton is one of the few luxury hotels in Barcelona which is right on the beach, yet it also lies within 20 minutes of Las Ramblas and the historic city center. The nearest metro station is a 10-minute walk away, and from there, you can connect to a tram that takes you nearer to the hotel if you don’t fancy the walk. The hotel is actually located in the city’s Olympic Village area (and is home to a Frank Gehry sculpture). The attraction of this hotel is, of course, the beach plus the two excellent pools.

Renowned the world over for its impeccable service and lavish accommodations, the stunning 44-story Hotel Arts Barcelona, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, offers panoramic sea or city views from each of its 483 guestrooms, suites, and 28 duplex penthouses. The latter is located on the top floors of the hotel and offers butler service and the use of a MINI Cooper.

The rooms are great here, with particularly lovely bathrooms with high-end toiletries, a bath, and a very large shower. Interestingly, some of the rooms look towards the W Barcelona (also a Marriott hotel) which is also set on the beach.

A recently opened spa, 43 The Spa, has a stunning location on the 43rd floor of the hotel. With panoramic views and natural light, the spa offers eight treatment rooms. With separate ladies’ and men’s wet areas, including Sauna, steam baths, ice fountains, and vitality pools, the Spa offers a wide range of body and facial treatments with natural Sodashi products.

The outdoor rooftop pool is stunning with stylish decking and comfy loungers and is pictured in the photos above. There is also a family pool and whirlpool set in terrace gardens together with the Fitness Centre.

Let us not forget the stunning collection of Spanish art; and five restaurants located within the hotel, including the acclaimed two-Michelin-star Enoteca (with a wine cellar topping 700 labels).

The Ritz-Carlton does have a reputation for running excellent club lounges. You need to book a room with executive club lounge access to get executive floor privileges on the 33rd floor with a triple-height ceiling and great views across the marina and coastline. The club provides complimentary breakfast, tea service, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts.

3. Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

The Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel is an iconic and original hotel of Oman, built for the GCC Summit in 1985. Perfectly located between the Sea of Oman and the Al Hajar Mountains, this stunning Muscat hotel offers a fascinating and contrasting blend of old and new, local and global, all carefully designed and naturally untamed.

This huge Ritz-Carlton hotel is part of the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty scheme and if you are looking to earn or redeem points during your stay in Oman, this is your top hotel choice.

This is a beautiful hotel with a fantastic 1km long private beach set against a dramatic mountain landscape. The hotel’s 250 newly renovated suites and guest rooms captivate the imagination with contemporary design, organic materials, and traditional Omani accents.

Discover your own oasis in Muscat with spacious layouts, expansive windows, and private terraces overlooking the Al-Hajar Mountains, the Sea of Oman, or the stunning manicured gardens. An absolute highlight are the lagoon access rooms which enable you to walk straight into the pool from your private terrace.

The resort also features a 33,000 ft² Al Bustan Palace Spa by The Ritz-Carlton, with the sultanate’s first private ladies-only beach; five dining venues featuring international cuisines and sea views; a private beach and five swimming pools, plus one for kids; more than 44,000 ft² of meeting space and one of the largest ballrooms in Muscat! Further hotel amenities include a beauty salon, concierge, gift shop, florist, and ATM/cash machine.

In terms of dining, guests can enjoy romantic dinners on the beach, afternoon tea beneath a soaring, 125-foot dome, authentic Chinese cuisine, and an exclusive Jazz Lounge that transports you back to the 1920s, all of which celebrate the flavors of Oman and beyond.

It is worth mentioning that this hotel caters wonderfully to families who can enjoy all the pools. It also offers scheduled activities for families every day throughout the peak period.

The best time to visit Oman and Al Bustan Palace is between November and March when the cooler air enables you to see the mountain scenery and daytime temperatures average at 25°C. For the rest of the year, Oman is hot and hazy, particularly between May and August. Conversely, May to August is the time to visit if you want to pick up a bargain and don’t mind the heat.

4. The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, Qatar

Set on a private island in West Bay Lagoon, the 5-Star The Ritz-Carlton, Doha creates a rich and elegant resort experience. Winner of ‘Best 5-Star Hotel in Qatar 2021’ by International Travel Awards, this stunning resort hotel rises above the Arabian Gulf’s sweeping shades of azure blue, inviting you to discover the extraordinary.

From spacious rooms to signature suites commanding impressive sea views and a high-rise Club Lounge with exclusive privileges, a unique spa journey, and legendary outdoor pools, every detail sets the scene for a luxury stay in Qatar. The renowned dining, immersive pools, and holistic spa celebrate Doha’s enlightened spirit while elevating the concept of a beachside escape.

This 5-star luxury hotel features the largest chandelier in the Middle East as well as 374 luxury rooms, club rooms, and suites with views of the city or Arabian Gulf; The Ritz-Carlton Club Level; a private beach, outdoor pool, and temperature-controlled indoor pool; seven exceptional restaurants and bars featuring fine local and international cuisine; the serene The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Doha with modern fitness center; grand meeting spaces; majestic wedding venues; manicured gardens and a 235-slip marina with a clubhouse for boats and 8-slip marina for jet-skis.

5. The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya

The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya is located in the Marina overlooking the Mediterranean in the affluent residential area of Herzliya. Gaze upon Israel’s largest marina and the Mediterranean from your balcony. Enjoy sunset cocktails at the Rooftop Bar, or dine at the distinguished Herbert Samuel restaurant, The Ritz-Carlton’s first kosher restaurant.

Set along Israel’s largest marina and just moments from some of the country’s best beaches, this award-winning hotel captures the Mediterranean spirit whilst still embracing everything locally with touches like their turndown chocolates flavored with olive oil and za’atar and the Rooftop Bar’s signature cocktail Jasmine Rapture.

The hotel also boasts rooms and suites with stunning marina views. The tranquil sea influences all elements of this urban resort, from the soft hues in the room decor to the floor-to-ceiling windows. Also worth noting, all rooms have private balconies overlooking the mesmerizing Mediterranean Sea.

The outdoor rooftop heated pool and bar overlooks the coastline and if you need pampering a sumptuous spa offers luxurious treatment rooms, Hammam, a Swedish sauna, an ocean-view relaxation area, and treatments from Israel’s renowned Christina skincare line. For fitness, there’s a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center too.

At Herzliya, you’re very centrally located within an hour’s drive of Jerusalem and two hours from the remarkable Dead Sea. The Pete Dye-designed Caesarea Golf Course also lies nearby. Unlike most Ritz-Carlton hotels, while it is one of the best luxury hotels in Israel, the Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya does not have a club lounge.

6. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal has one of the best club lounges in Abu Dhabi. It’s a regal property with sparkling chandeliers, its own patch of private beach, and breathtaking views to the Grand Mosque make the The Ritz-Carlton a fabulous luxury hotel choice in Abu Dhabi.

The resort has been specially designed within 10 Venetian-inspired buildings that form a crescent around one of the city’s largest outdoor pools. This Italian-inspired luxury haven in Abu Dhabi is nestled into 57 acres of lush gardens and shimmering pools.

It also has impressive common areas, a fantastic pool with lovely lawns leading down to a gorgeous beach, making it ideal for families, particularly if you want to earn or redeem Marriott Bonvoy points.

In terms of dining, the hotel offers eight distinctive restaurants with global cuisine to engage the senses. Guests can enjoy everything from Middle Eastern cuisine to a distinctive Steakhouse, and an Asian Restaurant with sumptuous outdoor banquettes with twilight views of the Grand Mosque!

As meals at any of the restaurants and bars at The Ritz-Carlton can be expensive, so club access offers excellent value for money, particularly as this club lounge is excellent with a fantastic view. Club Level rooms also offer even more magnificent views of the Grand Canal, stately gardens, or breathtaking Grand Mosque as you step onto your secluded balcony overlooking our luxury resort inspired by the 15th to 17th century Renaissance architecture and the urban planning of the city of Venice.

Lying just 20 minutes away from the airport, guests can easily reach this luxury haven on the sand.

7. The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain lies in the heart of Manama’s Seef District, in a secluded paradise with a private beach, lagoon, island, luxury villas, and award-winning dining.

Set within Bahrain’s capital, Manama, this luxury resort provides guests with one temptation after another. Beach time can transform into an afternoon of golf or tennis, while the sea-inspired spa, for ladies and gentlemen, fuses traditional therapies and modern-day relaxation. The spa features a Hammam with thalassotherapy and plunge pools, a couple’s suite, and signature treatments drawn from Arabic rituals.

The Members-only Royal Beach Club offers access to a private beach, lagoon, and marina and features tennis and squash courts, a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, and kid-friendly activities, while the Royal Golf Club enjoys an 18-hole, par 72 championship course that blends links and desert styles.

In terms of dining, guests can experience cuisines from around the globe, from Italy and India to Arabia and Mexico, with 14 dining venues including the handsomely elegant Plums steakhouse, the vibrant Cantina Kahlo, the outdoor La Plage and the Indian restaurant Nirvana.

The beautifully appointed Ritz-Carlton Club Level offers two dedicated floors with panoramic views of turquoise Gulf waters, the golden sand beach, and the lush green gardens of the resort. The lounge area is well stocked with books, international magazines, and newspapers and provides a dedicated Concierge, personal check-in and check-out services as well as continuous culinary presentations and offerings to give guests a taste of all the hotel’s restaurants.

8. Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Bali

Ubud’s magic not only lies in its charm and centuries-old spiritual and cultural richness. Fronting the Ayung River near the Ubud jungle, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Bali, features 35 suites and 25 private pool villas, replicates a traditional Balinese village complete with working rice paddies.

Using this marvelous resort, we think the best Ritz-Carlton in the world, as your base, you can discover hidden temples, incredible views from the top of an active volcano, or you can adventure on a mighty Ayung River raft, though inspiring and memorable scenery.

For thousands of years, the mandapas, Sanskrit for temples, of Ubud, have offered a sacred space for devotees to rest their mind, body, and soul. Visitors today will find a similar escape at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve; a secluded paradise where lush, rolling hills, the Ayung River, and verdant rice paddies create a unique sense of place.

A traditional Balinese gong marks your arrival at this five-star hotel, followed by a refreshing local drink, full of goodness and infused with indigenous herbs. Your personal butler, who will remain at your service throughout your stay, will escort you to your villa or suite, one of only 60 available at this intimate property.

Luxury accommodations feature a private outdoor space with views of the river or surrounding scenery, including the lime green rice paddies surrounding Mandapa. Four restaurants serve health-conscious cuisine sourced from the organic garden; arrange a romantic dinner overlooking the river or rice terrace. The spa offers a variety of programs focused on physical and spiritual well-being.

9. Zadun, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Baja California Sur

Zadun, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is the best Marriott Bonvoy resort in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur and it really is an incredible resort. If you scroll through the photographs on the hotel website, you can see just how incredible the place is!

The retreat, which is one of just two Ritz-Carlton Reserve resorts in the wider Caribbean-Mexico region, is set in San Jose del Cabo on the Sea of Cortez.

The property includes a total of 115 suites and villas, along with a massive TLee Spas-designed spa and an ultimate desert luxury ambiance. The mix of units includes 87 rooms, 28 suites, and 42 villas, headlined by the 6,000 ft² “Grand Reserve Villa.” Many of the suites and villas boast their own private plunge pools. All rooms have dark wood flooring and terraces or balconies with glass surrounds, so railings do not disrupt the views of the ocean.

Our favorite room is the Oceanfront Pool Room, with a private plunge pool and ocean views. These rooms have windows that slide right back to open up completely, so the wooden floors stretch through the room out onto a large terrace, where loungers and an alfresco seating area with a table that looks out over the pool and to the ocean beyond.

The property is surrounded by a 27-hole golf course complex, including three courses designed by Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus.

Zadun, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, joins the celebrated Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico, as the halo brand’s two regional resorts.

10. Ritz-Carlton Naples Beach Resort

The Ritz-Carlton Naples Beach is definitely one of the best Ritz-Carlton hotels in America. Why? The stunning Gulf of Mexico views from your room, even more importantly, this beach faces the sunset for the romantics among us! The hotel is fronted by a gorgeous golden sand beach reached by a wooden walkway.

There’s a super pool with water slides for the kids and an excellent spa and fitness center with many exercise classes for adults. The kids club is amazing and fully supervised for children aged 5 through 12 years. They do a brilliant children’s scavenger hunt, and excellent activities are included in half and full-day sessions. Animal education with real-life animals, along with snacks and crafts to take home, are all included. For teens, there is a video game room at the Beach Resort.

Ritz-Carlton Naples Beach Resort is an impressive five-star with soaring floor-to-ceiling windows, chandeliers. It is ideal for families, weddings (there is a marvelous Vanderbilt Ballroom), and conventions. It’s much larger than the Ritz-Carlton golf resort up the road (a cheaper resort to stay at to take advantage of all these wonderful facilities as you can minibus between the two for free.

This Ritz-Carlton is so good that we have also listed it as the best Ritz-Carlton in Florida. We have also compared this Ritz-Carlton Naples Beach vs. the nearby Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort club lounge.

They say: “Marvel at the stunning views from one of the private balconies at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, with three miles of immaculate beach to explore. Here on the Gulf of Mexico, guests are pampered with championship golf, a world-class spa, two swimming pools, an array of beach activities, and seven distinctive restaurants. Each of the resort’s 450 guestrooms and suites offers Frette linens and a private balcony for stunning Gulf views. As for the golf, tee off on the Tiburon Golf Course, designed by Greg Norman. The 51,000 ft² spa is a welcome retreat with 33 treatment rooms”.

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