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January 24, 1995 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the second time in six months, a financially troubled local Ritz-Carlton resort hotel--this time in Rancho Mirage--has been taken over by new owners as the previous owners struggle to rid themselves of debt problems. The 240-room Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage was built seven years ago on 24 acres in Riverside County and has become a popular destination for Southern California's rich and famous. It was taken over last week by Olympus Real Estate Corp.
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March 17, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage will begin taking reservations Monday for a planned May 15 reopening. The luxury hotel began life in 1988 as a Ritz, then morphed into the Lodge at Rancho Mirage but was slated to become a Ritz again when it was felled by a souring economy. Its reopening was derailed by the collapse of financial backer Lehman Brothers, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September 2008. In its newest incarnation, the property atop a 650-foot bluff overlooking the Coachella Valley will have 244 rooms and suites and a new two-story spa. Room rates in what the hotel is calling an "Opening Celebration Package" will begin at $379.
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March 17, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage will begin taking reservations Monday for a planned May 15 reopening. The luxury hotel began life in 1988 as a Ritz, then morphed into the Lodge at Rancho Mirage but was slated to become a Ritz again when it was felled by a souring economy. Its reopening was derailed by the collapse of financial backer Lehman Brothers, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September 2008. In its newest incarnation, the property atop a 650-foot bluff overlooking the Coachella Valley will have 244 rooms and suites and a new two-story spa. Room rates in what the hotel is calling an "Opening Celebration Package" will begin at $379.
BUSINESS
January 24, 1995 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the second time in six months, a financially troubled local Ritz-Carlton resort hotel--this time in Rancho Mirage--has been taken over by new owners as the previous owners struggle to rid themselves of debt problems. The 240-room Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage was built seven years ago on 24 acres in Riverside County and has become a popular destination for Southern California's rich and famous. It was taken over last week by Olympus Real Estate Corp.
BUSINESS
October 1, 2008 | Valli Herman, Times Staff Writer
Fallout from the recent bankruptcy of Lehman Bros. Holdings Inc. has caused construction to be halted indefinitely at the Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage. The 20-year-old resort, formerly the Lodge at Rancho Mirage, was expected to show off the results of a $500-million, top-to-bottom overhaul early next year, but contractor Ledcor Petty of San Diego halted construction Sept.
TRAVEL
July 22, 1990 | Sharon Apfelbaum
These are some of Palm Springs' best summer bargains: Accommodations: La Mancha Pool Villas, 444 Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs 92262. Rates: spa villas from $135 until Sept. 15. Call (800) 255-1773. La Quinta Hotel Golf & Tennis Resort, 49-499 Eisenhower Drive, P.O. Box 69, La Quinta 9253. From $70 midweek to $90 weekend through Aug. 31. (619) 564-4111. The Wyndham Palm Springs, 888 E. Tahquitz Way, 92262. $55 to $85. (619) 322-6000. Oasis Waterpark and Villa Hotel, 4190 E.
NEWS
November 18, 2001
Security for the glitzy opening of Hollywood & Highland's Governors Ballroom was intense . Even stars were asked for photo IDs as they arrived at "Stars 2001" to benefit the Fulfillment Fund, which provides scholarships and mentoring to local high school and college students. The dinner for 1,200 honored DreamWorks SKG partner Jeffrey Katzenberg, who admitted , "I'm a reluctant honoree.
BUSINESS
January 22, 2007 | Ashley Surdin, Times Staff Writer
Ritz-Carlton is returning to Rancho Mirage with a hotel designed to grab a coveted five-star designation, currently lacking among the region's many high-end properties. It's a sign of the changes underway in the Palm Springs area, where several hotels are getting face-lifts to lure visitors year-round, travel experts say. Come December, Ritz-Carlton will open a hotel in the foothills of Rancho Mirage, with an affiliated spa and condominiums to follow.
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January 22, 1989 | FRANK RILEY, Riley is travel columnist for Los Angeles magazine and a regular contributor to this section
On a rough dirt road in canyonlands in the Santa Rosa Mountains, above Coachella Valley desert communities, Desert Off Road Adventures offers Jeep safaris. The three-hour safaris were tested beginning last March, hauling guests of the new Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage hotel. Now the safaris are available to anyone. From the lower desert, the safari route bounces, curves and dips into canyons where the vistas are the same as they were for the Cahuilla Indians in earlier times.
NEWS
January 14, 1990 | MARY LOU LOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It just seems that everything happens in Los Angeles. However, the Palms Springs area has a winter social season that may shorten the golf day and cause deep snoozes in the sunshine by the pool. Take a deep breath: That dynamic team of Southland shopping center developer Ernest Hahn and his wife, Jean, receives tributes Jan. 29 for the Bob Hope Cultural Center's calypso-themed benefit to raise funds for operating expenses of the McCallum Theatre at the center.
NEWS
March 9, 1989 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
The best things in life come back. Hurray for the UCLA Art Council, about to revive its blockbuster Thieves Market next Oct. 27-28 at the Santa Monica Airport Center. Council president Connie Nagler made the announcement this week at a tea at the Brentwood home of Lee and Lawrence Ramer. The legendary biennial Thieves Market raised nearly $2 million between 1966 and 1982. Marian Mandel and Muriel Simkin launch the Gala Preview Party and Auction the night before the public event.
NEWS
December 23, 1993 | MARY LOU LOPER
Thirty-one young ladies in billowing, scalloped, bowed and lacy ball gowns, wearing long white gloves and carrying rose bouquets, were presented at Las Madrinas Debutante Ball on Tuesday evening in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton. They received an inspirational message in philanthropy.
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