The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota underwent a revamp to bring it up to date, and the hotel’s formal dining room and wood-paneled bar went from classic to modern, rethinking its design approach. The Ritz incorporated seafood restaurant Jack Dusty, a longe and marketplace with an updated color palette, and a sense of the local Sarasota experience.
President of Ritz-Carlton Herve Humler tells The New York Times, “We want our hotels to reflect a more local experience of the place. Our customers want a more authentic experience. At our hotel in Morocco, for example, we are using mosaic floors and local carved-wood artwork.”
This new endeavor also reaches to the Ritz’s Indonesian hotel, Shanghai hotel, and more in an effort to more closely represent the location and culture of each. We think this effort provides a local luxury feel that won’t soon be forgotten.