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Ritz-Carlton planned for Northstar

Sierra Sun staff reports
Courtesy imageThis rendering shows the $300 million Ritz-Carlton hotel planned for The Highlands at Northstar.
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Moving ahead with their plan for expansion, Northstar-at-Tahoe has announced it will break ground this summer on The Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe.

The $300 million on-mountain development of ski-in/ski-out residences will have 172 rooms and is being developed by East West Partners and Crescent Real Estate Equities Co. It is projected to open in 2009.

The property will include 75 full-ownership residences, 77 residences for deeded fractional ownership, a spa, pools and other amenities.

“Having Lake Tahoe’s first five-star hotel at The Highlands is the signature project that complements the new Northstar Village and the mountain improvement plan,” Chris Ryman, president of Booth Creek, owner of Northstar-at-Tahoe resort, said in a press release. “This property will complete the vision of Northstar-at-Tahoe becoming one of the finest year-round mountain resorts in North America.”

The hotel will be part of The Highlands’ 1,450 townhomes and condominiums, and will be located above mid-mountain near the existing Big Springs Lodge, according to Northstar spokeswoman Nicole Belt.

The cross-country ski area currently located there will be re-built elsewhere, she said.

A new access road will be built off of Highway 267, and a gondola will also be installed to link Highlands visitors and residents to Northstar’s Village.


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