The morning of my spa appointment at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton, Naples Spa, I woke early, anticipating a very special experience. Staying at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, I grabbed a bike from the valet and tooled around the property before catching the shuttle down to the Beach Resort. Yes, it's still under construction, but the gracious welcome of the ladies and gentlemen on site and careful planning make the spa experience seamless.
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Spa, which completed its transformation in January 2022, provides a glimpse of what is to come throughout the remainder of the resort later this year. A full redesign of the 51,000 square-foot luxury spa provides a sense of place, with light coastal hues reflective of the seaside destination.
I was in good hands with my aesthetician Mimi, who offered three different essential oil scents for me to chose from. Her deft touch, from decades of experience at Ritz-Carlton spas proved to be the balm I needed. Treatments incorporate local herbs and botanicals, as well as stones from the Gulf. The expansive spa facilities include a healing steam room, saunas and aqua lounges, along with an outdoor mineral pool and a contemporary fitness center with the latest equipment.
Upon completion in December, the resort will offer more than 90 suites, bringing the resort’s inventory to 474 guest rooms and suites. In addition to the new tower, the resort will also debut a full renovation of all accommodations, an expansive Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge featuring ocean views, three new culinary and beverage concepts, a fully revamped spa experience, as well as new bungalows and cabanas to complement the resort’s three new pool areas.
Within the resort’s newest tower, an all-new Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge will be unlike any other in the brand, spanning 4,000 square-feet with dramatic floor-to-ceiling ocean views and an exclusive cocktail bar, as well as new concepts and engaging experiences that enliven the all-new space. Executive Chef Satish Yerramilli will debut Sofra, a new vegetable-forward restaurant featuring Eastern Mediterranean cuisines.
Steps from the new tower will be a newly reimagined poolside experience, featuring a resort pool for families, an adult pool, children’s pool, hot tubs, and a lap pool for sun-soaked days along the Gulf of Mexico.
In the meantime, DO visit Mimi at the spa. Your face will thank you.