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Luxury in Dana Point at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is situated in Dana Point affording guests the opportunity for unrivaled eco-adventure experiences, beautiful sunsets, and more alongside the Pacific Ocean. Guests can book one of their 396 guestrooms or suites with private balconies and indulge in six dining experiences and an outdoor lounge. Take advantage of their luxury spa with sea-inspired treatments and marvel at the stunning art installation at the lobby of the hotel. 

Evoking the beauty of its neighboring Pacific Ocean, the guestrooms and suites present a palette of whites, grays and aquas with private balconies overlooking the sea or one of their two pools. The hotel’s most opulent suite, The Ritz-Carlton Suite, is also their biggest measuring at 1,550 square feet. With direct views of the Pacific Ocean overlooking the beautiful coastline, the suite features one bedroom and one and a half baths along with a spacious living room and separate dining room. Take in the sunsets on the expansive balcony and gain exclusive club level access, VIP services and full use of The Ritz-Carlton Spa facilities, including preferred appointment times.

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Offering six distinct dining experiences, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel has everything to fuel your oceanside adventure. At the Dana Pool Café, enjoy casual bites on their plush lounge chairs and poolside seating while the Market Place is the place to go for a healthy take on fast-casual dining - perfect to grab a bite when on-the-go. The outdoor 180blu overlooks Salt Creek Beach right below the hotel where a lounge-like setting is complete with high-top tables, comfortable sofas and traditional dining tables and live music Friday and Saturday 5-8pm (weather permitting). At the sophisticated yet friendly Bar Raya, enjoy fine cocktails and finger foods which are both available throughout the day.

The intimate enoSTEAK provides diners an upscale steakhouse experience with works by artist Sandra Jones Campbell displayed on the surrounding wood-paneled walls. While sitting around the showcase wine cabinet at its center, the menu focuses on pasture raised beef and locally sourced produce complemented by artisanal cheeses. At RAYA, critically-acclaimed chef Richard Sandoval takes advantage of local and organic ingredients to create his signature Pan-Latin cuisine. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, expansive ocean views are paired with unique and fresh dishes.

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One of the hotel’s most distinct offerings is its Eco-Adventure Center which is dedicated to showcasing Southern California’s natural wonders. Led by expert naturalists, unique excursions into the surrounding areas are also coupled with a natural classroom and living laboratory. Through family, adult or customized adventures, guests can participate in a multitude of activities and come out with a deep appreciation and respect for nature. From whale watching, sea hikes, and the new Eco Artist program inspired by Wyland, these and other journeys allow guests to be more in-tune with their natural surroundings. 

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At The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Laguna Niguel guests can book one of their comprehensive programs ranging from massages to hair and skin therapies, renewing both your body and spirit. With 12 treatment rooms in the spa, book their signature Pacific Wave experience or the Coastal Illuminating Facial to restore and rejuvenate.

The hotel also provides its guests with access to Monarch Beach Golf Links and more than 80,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. Special programs at the hotel include: Yappy Hour, a dog-friendly sniff and schmooze, bespoke romantic experiences and culinary classes. 

Jarone Ashkenazi

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