After enjoying many wonderful afternoons for tea in the Lobby and exceptional evenings for dinner at both the Ca d’Zan Bar and the Vernona Dining Room at what used to be a lovely hotel I had the unfortunate experience of dining at the newly renovated restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota. All I can say is that their new Genral Manager must have come from Motel 6 is he thinks there is anything appropriate with their redo for a Ritz-Carlton Inappropriate, incongruous, ill-concieved, disgusting all come to mind. If it isn’t bad enough that they ruined a perfectly beautiful hotel – dessert came on a baking pan in a pint Mason jar – at the Ritz-Carlton! – the Cracker Barrel does better than that! Even if the Ritz was a place for “cute” there isn’t anything appealing about dessert in a Mason jar. I read in the newspaper that they were creating “casual elegance” – with Mason jars? What they have done just doesn’t fit the place inside or out. Their GM should go back home to Hawaii – maybe the gullible there would accept his idea of “the New Gold Standard” and the “Ladies and Gentlemen” of the Ritz! What ever taste he has is in his mouth. I threw away my copy of Mr. Michelli’s book “The New Gold Standard” this afternoon – just more meaningless corporate hogwash.
I won’t be going back and I would encourage you to NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR YOUR MONEY!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience a resort where the casual Gulf Coast lifestyle meets the sophisticated, cosmopolitan excitement of the city. Featuring exceptional dining, a luxurious spa, championship golf,off-site Beach Club nearby, lavish accommodations and sweeping bay and city views, The Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, Florida, provides guests with a relaxing escape from the everyday. While you're visiting, be sure to enjoy the sandy beaches recently named the 2011 "Best Beach in America". ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Hotel Sarasota
- Sarasota Ritz Carlton
- Ritz Sarasota
- Ritz-Carlton Sarasota