- This article is about the hotel brand Ritz-Carlton Hotels, for other uses please see Ritz
is a brand of luxury hotels
with 75 properties located in major cities and resorts in 24 countries worldwide. It also has major service training operations in its Ritz-Carlton Learning Institute and Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center, created by Ritz-Carlton executive (emeritus)
Leonardo Inghilleri, executives from other companies worldwide have been trained in the Ritz-Carlton principles of service.
The name Ritz-Carlton dates back to the Hôtel Ritz Paris
and the Ritz Hotel
in London, both operated by the legendary hotelier César Ritz
. Loosely related hotels bearing the Ritz name began to appear in North America, including the Ritz-Carlton Montreal
in 1912 and the Ritz-Carlton Boston
in 1927. The Ritz-Carlton Boston was an immediate success, and became an enduring paragon of high society. In 1983, after two ownership transitions, the expansion of the Boston operation into a worldwide chain of Ritz-Carlton hotels began, headed by hotelier Horst Schulze and developer William B. Johnson.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC
is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International
. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company currently has 32,000 employees. The Ritz-Carlton headquarters are found in Chevy Chase,......