The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Sarasota combine a luxury condominium’s lifestyle with the splendor of a five-star hotel. Its development, which was completed in 2001, signaled the start of the boom years for the local hospitality industry and the emergence of luxury Sarasota residences for sale as a magnet for wealthy home buyers.
Built at 1111 Ritz Carlton Drive, this property has effectively parlayed its prime location close to the bayfront and the life and leisure hubs in and around Sarasota’s downtown. Its building was constructed as an 18-story edifice, with 50 residences at its upper floors designated as homes for owner-residents. In addition, Ritz-Carlton Sarasota features 31 hotel suites and 235 hotel rooms within its high-rise building.
Imprints of Excellence
Ritz-Carlton’s residents enter through a private owners’ lobby with exclusive elevators found only in the most upscale Sarasota condominiums for sale. At the same time, the residents have access to all of the hotel’s five-star signature services and amenities.
These privileges include access to the bayfront pool, tennis courts, fitness center, private social room, and grand lounge. Besides valet and concierge services, 24-hour in-residence dining is also available to Ritz-Carlton’s owner-residents. More amenities can be enjoyed with a membership to the Ritz-Carlton Beach Club on Lido Key and the Ritz-Carlton members Golf Club.
Impressive Condominium Showcase
The top pick among Ritz-Carlton residences for sale would be a choice on any of the condominium’s four penthouses each with a floor area of close to 5,000 square feet designed with three bedrooms, three full baths, and one half-bath.
With a price quote of around $3.5 million, plus or minus, for these Ritz-Carlton penthouses in listings of Sarasota homes for sale. A tour of these residences would showcase all the bells and whistles of living in the lap of luxury.
Entering from an elegant gallery-style foyer segues to a sitting room between the formal living room and dining area with a breakfast nook and an eat-in gourmet kitchen. Light is in abundance within, and the outside views scintillate from every room, thanks to each residence’s soaring ceilings and large glass windows.
These luxury finishes continue to carry into the smaller Ritz-Carlton residences for sale which are priced slightly under the $1 million level. These choices are typically in one-bedroom layouts within floor plans of about 1,400‒1,700 square feet.
Like their more expensive cousins, these are delightful finds in Sarasota residences for sale.