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Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Breaks Ground on Lake Club

NORTH LAKE TAHOE, CA—The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe has revealed plans for the construction of a new lakefront project, Lake Club, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. The Lake Club is slated to open in the summer of 2017.

Designed by local architect Clare Walton for the exclusive use of the resort’s guests, the Lake Club, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe will feature a multi-level dining and bar facility with views of the lake; an expansive lawn that extends to the water’s edge; and an adjacent private boat pier offering myriad summer recreational activities and water sports.

The Lake Club has been designed to optimize its proximity to the water’s edge, minimizing the distinction between indoors and out with generous use of floor-to-ceiling glass. Large sliding-glass panels on the lake-facing rear terrace further reinforce the indoor/outdoor theme and facilitate an easy flow between interior and exterior gathering places, according to the company.

A glass-enclosed external staircase adjacent to the main entry connects to a rooftop dining terrace with an outdoor fireplace, while on the main terrace, there is an expansive fire pit and outdoor views. Use of organic materials such as stone and cedar help to counterbalance the clean contemporary lines of the steel and glass structure.

Amenities include a 650-sq.-ft. indoor gathering area and bar; a 600-sq.-ft. ground-floor dining terrace; a 950-sq.-ft. upper-level dining deck; and a 2,000-sq.-ft. expansive lawn area with views of the lake. There is direct beach access to Lake Tahoe and a private boat pier with buoys to launch water sports and recreational activities including boating, kayaking and stand-up paddleboards.

“The launch of the Lake Club will provide our guests with luxury amenities and private access to Lake Tahoe along with limitless summer recreational activities,” said Joseph Mattioli, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. “The addition of the Lake Club will allow The Ritz-Carlton to offer a one-of-a-kind luxury resort experience, one that includes both direct access to the mountain and to the lake, a first for the Lake Tahoe region.”

“Our intention is to create a space that complements the rugged landscape with a clean, modern aesthetic,” said Clare Walton, principal architect, Walton Architecture + Engineering. “The transparency of our design allows guests to connect immediately with the setting and flow seamlessly between interior and exterior social gathering spaces.”