Is Tampa Timeshare Putting on the Ritz?
Thursday, December 20, 2007
The planned construction of a 269-room Ritz–Carlton Tampa Bay and The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Tampa Bay will give Florida its tenth Ritz-Carlton resort.
Orion Communities Inc. and RL Pearson & Associates, Inc. have committed to build the two new Ritz-Carlton properties, which will be in the Rocky Point area, near the Tampa International Airport. The condo component of the hotel will feature 44 condo units on the hotel’s top seven floors and, in an adjacent 19-story tower, there will be 132 private condos. Condo units will average 2800 square feet and residents will have access to the services of the hotel, but will have a pool, game area and other social areas that are not available for use by hotel guests.
While the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton are private, luxury residential condominiums, the Ritz-Carlton Club is fractional ownership (timeshare condos). Currently there are Ritz-Carlton Clubs in Aspen and Bachelor Gulch, Colorado; Jupiter, Florida; and St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Future Ritz-Carlton Club timeshare condos include Miami, San Francisco, and Rose Island, Bahamas.
Ritz-Carlton timeshare condo resales are available through Sell My Timeshare NOW at both Ritz Carlton Timeshare Bachelor Gulch, Colorado and at the Ritz-Carlton Club St. Thomas Timeshare in the Virgin Islands.
Hotelier César Ritz, established the famous Ritz Hotel in Paris and the Carlton in London. After his death in 1918, his wife continued the business, opening hotels in the Ritz-Carlton name. Irvin Berlin’s song, Puttin’ on the Ritz, was inspired by the elegance of the original Ritz Paris. Many people recorded the song over the years, but no version is better known than this one of Fred Astaire singing and tap dancing his way through, Puttin’ on the Ritz in this YouTube video.