Photos: Reasons to Stay at the Ritz Carlton Orlando

    By Lauren Tjaden

    Tranquil, unique and beautiful, the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, is renowned for its prime location in the heart of Orlando and for providing the ultimate in luxury.

    Here’s what I experienced at the Resort -- and why you should consider it for your next getaway.

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    Smiling Faces

    It always helps to have a staff that’s not only helpful but friendly. My visit started and ended with a smile.

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    Room with a View

    My rooms and its views were easy on the eyes. I even watched balloons soaring above Orlando one morning.

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    Sleep Tight, Good Night

    Even more important than the views are how comfortable the rooms and their beds are, and mine passed muster on both accounts. My digs came with an abundance of pillows, which I loved. The Internet was quick, too.

    Get Rubbed the Right Way

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    Get Rubbed the Right Way

    The 40,000-square-foot spa boasts 40 treatment rooms, an outdoor lap pool, a spa café and a full salon. My massage there left me glowing and relaxed. Thanks, Diana!

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    Back to Nature

    The resort property, which encompasses 600 acres, boasts adventure Experiences, including Eco-Tours and fishing.

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    Chicks are Cool

    This chick lives at Whisper Creek Farm, supplying eggs for meals at the 11 exceptional dining establishments at the Resort.

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    I actually enjoyed one of the hens’ eggs on a salad at Primo. If you don’t think you can tell the difference between an egg from a free range chicken and a regular egg, you’re wrong. Mine was incredibly creamy and rich.


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    Go Green

    The Ritz-Carlton Orlando offers inspired farm-to-table dining.  The Resort has its own garden that provides fresh organic produce, making the meals especially delicious and healthy.

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    Have a Ball

    The Resort’s 18-hole Greg Norman-signature golf course features the optional Ritz-Carlton Golf Caddie Concierge program.

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    The End

    You can be assured you’ll get your just desserts at the Ritz. Check out this chocolate concoction from Highball and Harvest.

    If you go…

    The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, 4012 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32837
    (407) 206-2400