Terrace of Ritz Sarasota Bay

See Where It’s All Coming Together – World’s Finest Hotelier, Industry’s Leading Developer and Florida’s Natural Wonderland

Posted on January 9, 2024

Situated amidst the picturesque waterfront downtown and mere moments from top-rated beaches, Sarasota has long been celebrated for its sophisticated Florida lifestyle. Now, a visionary development team and the world’s finest hospitality team are coming together to create a truly exceptional Florida address. Kolter Urban and a global hospitality leader, The Ritz-Carlton, are creating a new pinnacle of luxury living —The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sarasota Bay. This exclusive enclave promises not just residences but a bespoke lifestyle, where the legendary Ritz-Carlton service meets the allure of Sarasota’s vibrant cultural landscape. Let’s meet the visionaries that will bring this new luxury address to life.

The Ritz-Carlton Standard of Excellence

For over a century, The Ritz-Carlton has set the gold standard in luxury hospitality worldwide. With nearly 100 hotels and 50 residential properties, each establishment narrates its own tale in over 30 of the world’s most coveted destinations. What distinguishes The Ritz-Carlton is its fusion of luxury with a personal touch. The enduring legacy of The Ritz-Carlton lies in its unwavering commitment to meticulous, personalized service—a commitment that surpasses others in the industry. Adhering to the motto “Ladies and Gentlemen serving Ladies and Gentlemen,” this ethos elevates ordinary interactions into enduring memories through intimate, thoughtful moments. From anticipating individual preferences to orchestrating flawlessly detailed events, The Ritz-Carlton’s authentic and profoundly personal approach evokes life’s most treasured moments.

The wellness center or spa at the ritz sarasota bay

A Premier Location in Sarasota, Florida

With beautiful beaches, warm weather, and enviable recreational and cultural amenities, Sarasota has become the address of choice for elite travelers from around the world.

This sought-after region consistently garners accolades, including its 2023 recognition as the second most sought-after market for relocations in the United States and the highest resident growth rate in Florida. U.S. News & World Report further honored Sarasota, ranking it as the #5 “Best Place to Live in the U.S.” Siesta Key Beach, acclaimed by Trip Advisor as a Traveler’s Choice Best of the Best Beach, captivates visitors with its endless stretches of powdery white sands and crystalline turquoise waters.

Sarasota Sunsets paddleboarding

Yet, Sarasota’s allure transcends its natural surroundings. Embraced as a vital part of Florida’s Cultural Coast, the city pulses with a vibrant arts and culture scene. The John and Mable Ringling Museum, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Asolo Repertory Theatre, and Sarasota Opera House offer an eclectic tapestry of cultural experiences at residents’ fingertips. Moreover, the bustling St. Armands Circle and Downtown Sarasota’s thriving waterfront district beckon with a myriad of Zagat-rated dining establishments, upscale boutiques, art galleries, and more—all nestled within scenic walkable promenades.

Exterior of the Ritz Sarasota Bay

$6.3 Billion Portfolio of Success – Kolter Urban

For the past 26 years, Kolter Urban has successfully delivered over 5,500 residences across the most coveted landscapes in the southeast. Headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, Kolter stands out not only for its impeccable, high-quality designs but also for curating unparalleled, amenity-rich lifestyles for its residents. Their foresighted approach to planning, coupled with prime locations and innovative amenities, has solidified a reputation that commands a devoted and steadfast following.

With an impressive portfolio of more than $6.3 billion, the company has been a key driving force in Sarasota’s transformation over the last decade. Their iconic properties have not only shaped the beautiful Sarasota skyline, but also have created exceptional lifestyle communities for nearly 1,000 families. The lineup of completed properties includes VUE Sarasota Bay, Mark Sarasota, The Ritz-Carlton Residences Sarasota, and its newest completion, Bayso which is currently welcoming residents home to the waterfront district at The Quay. Completed on schedule, these properties have consistently surpassed the expectations of their discerning buyers, setting a new standard for luxury living in Sarasota’s coveted waterfront district.

A New Evolution in Sarasota Luxury Living

In a way that can never be replicated, these three formidable forces are converging to unveil the next pinnacle of luxury living in Downton Sarasota. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sarasota Bay, combines the private elegance of a waterfront setting along Sarasota Bay with the renowned Ritz-Carlton standard of service. The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Bay offers 78 grand estate residences. The collection of flow-through floorplans ranges from 3,500 to just under 6,000 sq. ft. of living area and are priced from $3.5 to over $12 million.

Interior of the Estate and Penthouse G

“Downtown Sarasota is the ideal fit for The Ritz-Carlton Residences,” says Bobby Julien, CEO of the Kolter Group. “Our design team has created a unique destination property that will take full advantage of its harborside location.”

Beyond the exceptional private amenities nestled within each residential tower, The Harbor Club stands out as an extraordinary member experience. Spanning an impressive 17,000 sq. ft. in a unique campus-style design, members and their families are invited to forge enduring memories within thoughtfully designed spaces that cater to every generation. Families enjoy theater-style screening rooms, a Kid’s Club, and a Gaming Room for shared moments, while the Wellness Center offers sauna and steam rooms, invigorating Vitality Plunge Pools, and bespoke spa services to instill a deep sense of tranquility. A dedicated private kitchen stands ready to serve delectable menus either to private residences or poolside, ensuring uninterrupted relaxation for members. For those venturing into Sarasota Bay, an onsite dockmaster assists at the marina day docks, facilitating the launch of kayaks, paddleboards, and more. Additionally, they arrange sunset charters for members, conveniently picking up residents steps away from their homes, dockside.

To preview the floorplans and learn more about this extraordinary community, please visit TheResidencesSarasotaBay.com or contact the sales team at 941.499.8704 to schedule a private appointment. The Preview Gallery is located in the Lobby of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at 1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive.