The upscale Ritz-Carlton chain unveils three new gilded lodgings:
The hotelier doubles down in New York. Views of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty highlight the contemporary, art-filled Ritz-Carlton Battery Park near Wall Street (from $465). Farther uptown, the Ritz-Carlton Central Park peers into the namesake grounds (telescopes provided), installs the first La Prairie spa in the U.S., and impersonates a swank uptown townhouse (from $425). Far from New York’s crowds and 75 miles from Atlanta’s, the just-opened Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation (above) sprawls over 10,000 acres in Georgia’s lake country. The rustic-luxe fieldstone and shake-sided lodge provides entree to a whopping 81 holes of golf, a 26,000-square-foot Native American-influenced spa, hiking trails, sporting clays, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing (from $250). For Ritz reservations, call (800) 241-3333. —