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The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Key Biscayne Reveals $2 Million Makeover

Featuring Renovated Wet Areas, Fitness Center and Debut of Contemporary Spa Menu With Vegan Services

MIAMI, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 12/09/13 -- The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Key Biscayne reveals a $2 million makeover this season, further enhancing the tropical oasis destination spa.

Welcome to Miami's Updated Destination Spa
Led by internationally recognized, Coral Gables design firm Gettys, the 20,000 square foot luxury spa welcomes guests to an updated arrival experience with a mosaic waterfall feature, modern gold fixtures and contemporary art displays. Wet areas, including Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room received the largest refresh incorporating a contrast of natural tones of custom mosaic murals, greeting sunlight in the new, expanded relaxation area. Salon and treatment rooms complement with a refresh of hues and furnishings.

Expanded Fitness Center with Innovative Classes
As a full service spa and wellness center, the fitness center expands to include reception area with private day lockers, all new state-of-the-art cardiovascular/weight equipment and a core/stretching action station. Monthly fitness calendar offers indoor and outdoor classes for both guests and local. On the nights of the Full Moon, guests can spin under the stars for an intense cardio workout or relax with yoga on the resort's Grand Lawn with the Atlantic Ocean as the backdrop. Classes begin as the sun sets and the moon rises over the Atlantic Ocean, as the evening's "Spin Stars" provide ice cold towels, refresh water and cool down spinners with spritzes of water. Full Moon Yoga Upcoming Dates: 12/16, 1/15 Full Moon Spin Upcoming Dates: 12/17, 1/16 $25 per person. Limited availability. Prefer a morning workout? Sunrise Swim classes are offered every Tuesday and Thursday at the resort's Adult Pool for all levels. $18 per person. Reservations required for all classes by calling (305) 365-4197.

New Contemporary Spa Menu features Vegan Nail Services
Enhancing the relaxation experience, Spa Director David Bremer debuts a contemporary new spa menu. Boasting the lush tropical surrounding, the menu caters to men, women and expectant mothers, with treatments such as the Signature Tropical Paradise Hydrating Wrap, Piña Colada Body Polisher and Island Escape package. Fresh signature nails services allow guests to create a unique and personalized experience from a menu of scents, ingredients and new vegan nail polish, making The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Key Biscayne the first spa in South Florida to offer the vegan product. Offering a variety of colors, wHet nail colors are not tested on animals and "three free" -- void of the harmful chemicals, formaldehyde, toluene and DBP (dibutyl phthalate).

Locals may enjoy spa facility access with a spa treatment or fitness center when participating in a class. For those looking for a relaxing getaway, book the Miami resort's Spa-Cation package including overnight accommodations and daily $100 spa credit. Rates starting from $299 USD per night. Available through December 31, 2014. For reservations, contact (305) 365-4500 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/keybiscayne.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Key Biscayne is located at 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, FL 33149. To book an appointment or for additional information, contact (305) 365- 4197.

About The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, Miami is just minutes from the city's cosmopolitan center, yet feels like a secluded island getaway with its lush tropical gardens, infinity ocean views and the only South Florida beach on Dr. Beach's Top Ten Beaches in the U.S. list. Connected to Miami by a picturesque causeway, the luxury resort is a renowned spa destination, has four globally-inspired dining venues, which take guests on culinary journeys to Tuscany, Coastal Mexico and St. Tropez, and has the largest tennis center of any Ritz-Carlton in the world. The award-winning resort is recognized by Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Robb Report, Forbes, Tennis magazine and Golf Digest as among the world's best hotels. For additional information or reservations, call The Ritz-Carlton toll free at (800) 241-3333, the resort directly at (305) 365-4500, a travel professional or visit The Ritz-Carlton Web site at: www.ritzcarlton.com.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 84 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

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