Ritz-Carlton Phoenix Closing

Ritz-Carlton is lowering its flag in Phoenix. The hotel will be closing in July and will undergo a major renovation, according to owner Host Hotels & Resorts.

The 281-room property located at 24th Street and Camelback Road in Phoenix will reopen early 2016 as part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, a distinct group of independent smaller upscale hotels around the world. Host Hotels has not yet decided on a new name for the property; however a new management company has been announced, Destination Hotels & Resorts, which operates the Royal Palms Resort in Phoenix, Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center and the Tempe Mission Palms. This hotel will be the first Autograph Collection property in Arizona.

Closure of the hotel leaves one Ritz-Carlton in the state, the Ritz-Carlton-Dove Mountain in Marana. Plans are underway to develop a possible Ritz-Carlton in Paradise Valley.

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