The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas Opens August 15

First Ritz-Carlton Hotel Opening in the United States in Four Years

Ritz-Carlton The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas and Fearing's Restaurant are scheduled to open August 15, 2007 in the heart of stylish Uptown, bringing a new level of luxury and guest service to the sophisticated and fast-growing Dallas market.

The 218-room Ritz-Carlton is set in a new 21-story Regency-style building designed by renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects and located on historic McKinney Avenue, the vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment enclave attracting increasing numbers of new business and leisure visitors to Dallas. The location is home to a newly-announced stop for the picturesque McKinney Avenue Trolley, providing complimentary passenger service to Uptown's popular shopping and dining attractions. The American Airlines Center, home to myriad sports and entertainment events including Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars games, is within walking distance of the new hotel.

The Ritz-Carlton features the largest luxury ballroom in Dallas, an opulent 12,000 square-foot Ritz-Carlton Spa and Fearing's Restaurant, created by beloved celebrity chef Dean Fearing, one of the fathers of Southwest cuisine. Seventy elegant Residences at The Ritz-Carlton also occupy the block-wide complex, a project of Fort Worth-based Crescent Real Estate Equities Company.

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