The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe, California
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is one of the few true ski-in/ski-out luxury hotels in the world. Guests are a gondola ride away from The Village at Northstar located adjacent to the hotel’s mountaintop location. The hotel appeals to vacationers and business travelers alike with 11,000 square feet of meeting space, a 6,000 square foot ballroom, and a 20,000 square foot spa with Sierra views. The 170 guest rooms, 84 residences, and 78 deeded fractional residences accommodate a variety of visitors and secure Lake Tahoe as a year round destination.
Hornberger + Worstell’s design pays tribute to the great mountain lodges originally built in the West at the turn of the century. The Great Room with its three-story high granite fireplace, captures the sophisticated yet rustic tenor of the building. The Ritz-Carlton is one of the first five-star resorts to achieve LEED Gold certification. Some of the environmentally friendly features include underground parking instead of outdoor asphalt lots, recycled steel, and energy efficient heating and cooling systems. Hornberger+Worstell worked in association with production architects OZ Architecture.