Ritz Carlton Hotel Retail Fixtures
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BACKSTORY: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is the parent company to the luxury hotel chain, The Ritz-Carlton Hotels. Ritz-Carlton operates 91 luxury hotels and resorts in cities around the world and resorts in 33 countries and territories.
The current company was founded in 1983, when the previous owners sold the brand name to create The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., based in Boston, Massachusetts, which expanded the brand to other locations. The hotel company is today a subsidiary of Marriott International.
The story of The Ritz-Carlton begins with Swiss hotelier César Ritz who was well known in the hotel industry as the “king of hoteliers and hotelier to kings”. Ritz redefined luxury accommodation in Europe with his management of The Ritz in Paris and the Carlton Hotel in London, among others. He and the renowned chef from his hotels, Auguste Escoffier, opened a la carte restaurants known as Ritz-Carlton on board the Hamburg-Amerika Lineocean liners SS Amerika in 1905 and SS Imperator in 1913. The restaurants on those ships ceased operating in 1914 with the outbreak of World War I. Although Ritz died in 1918, his wife Marie continued the tradition of opening hotels in his name.
The Ritz-Carlton Investing Company was established by Albert Keller, who bought and franchised the name in the United States. The first Ritz-Carlton Hotelin the U.S. opened in New York in 1911. It was located at 46th Street and Madison Avenue. Louis Diat ran the kitchens and invented Vichyssoise there.In 1911, the Ritz company announced its intention to expand to Philadelphia and Atlantic City. The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia followed in 1913 at Broad & Walnut streets, designed by Horace Trumbauer and Warren & Wetmore. The Ritz-Carlton Montreal opened in 1912, not owned by Keller as it was located in Canada. Keller’s Ritz-Carlton Atlantic City opened in 1921.
The company grew under the leadership of President and COO Horst Schulze. Schulze instituted a company-wide concentration on both the personal and the data-driven sides of service: He coined the company’s well-known customer/employee-centered motto, “We are Ladies and Gentlemen Serving Ladies and Gentlemen” and the set of specific service values (standards) on which The Ritz-Carlton employees base service through the present day. Under his leadership the hotels earned an unprecedented two Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards and grew from four to forty U.S. locations.
During this time, The Ritz-Carlton also became known for its influence on service in a wide range of industries, through the creation of The Ritz-Carlton Learning Institute and The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center, created by then-Ritz executive Leonardo Inghilleri, who was an architect of the Ritz’s second Baldrige award, where executives from other companies worldwide in many disciplines come to learn The Ritz-Carlton principles of service.
In 1995, Marriott International purchased a 49% stake in The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, and in 1998, purchased an additional 50% stake in the company giving it 99% ownership of the company when Schulze and other executives including Leonardo Inghilleri, Robert A. Warman, Peter Schoch left to form the West Paces Hotel Group, which took the name of its primary brand, Capella Hotels in December 2011. In 2007, the partners also formed Solís Hotels.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company partnered with Bulgari in 2001 to operate a chain of hotels owned by and operated under the BVLGARI brand. The company currently has marketing agreements with Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the privately owned Ritz-Carlton Montreal, The Ritz Hotel London and the Hotel Ritz Madrid.
In 2011, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong was opened. It is the tallest hotel in the world.
Simon Cooper joined Ritz-Carlton in 2001 as President and Chief Operating Officer taking the helm from Horst Schulze. Cooper’s mandate was to grow the chain through hotel expansion and product diversification. Under Cooper’s watch the company has aggressively expanded its hotels and added The Ritz-Carlton Residences, private residential units, and The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, fractional ownership residences, to the company’s development program.
August 12, 2010, Ritz-Carlton announced its new President and Chief Operations Officer would be Herve Humler, one of the founders of the 1983 company, who will be responsible for leading brand operations and global growth strategy. In 2015, The Ritz-Carlton, Macau was opened. It is located at the Galaxy Macau. The Ritz-Carlton, Macau is designed as a gold palace.
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For Ritz Carlton Hotel Retail Fixtures by Title see..
“Case Study: Ritz Carlton and Aquimero Restaurant“
“Ritz Carlton Restroom Gentleman’s Gentleman”
“Ritz Carlton Museum Case for Richel D’Ambra Spa”
“John Hancock Guest Sign-In at the Ritz Carlton”
“Traditional Shoeshine Stand at the Ritz Carlton”
“Ritz Carton Gold Water Fountain for V.I.P.s”
“Ritz Carlton Hotel Writing Amenities for V.I.P.s”
“Ritz Carlton Hotel Lobby Lemonade Stand for V.I.P.s”
“Ritz Carlton Hotel Lobby Lemonade Label Holder”
“Ritz Carlton Hotel Lobby Lemonade Accoutrements“
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“Ritz Carlton Hotel Happy Hour Oysters Only $1.50”
“Gold Medal Brands The Aqimero® Restaurant Entry”
“Aqimero® Restaurant Menu Easel at the Ritz Carlton®”
“Fine Arts Easel at the Ritz Carlton® Hotel Lobby“
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