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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2011
The condos at the Ritz-Carlton Residences offer "luxurious waterfront living" — with breathtaking views of Baltimore's Inner Harbor and amenities that include marble baths, landscaped terraces and butler's pantries with access for the help. But that's not enough for one resident. An architect has been talking to city officials about permits that might be needed to build a gun range in one of the penthouse-level condos on Key Highway, at the foot of Federal Hill. Inquiries about the gun range were meant to be hush-hush, but word about the unusual request got out quickly.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
Almost six years after the first tenants moved in, the Ritz-Carlton Residences, a luxury condominium complex on Key Highway, has announced its major restaurant tenant. It will be Sip Wine Shop & Restaurant, a combination retail wine market and tapas restaurant. Based in Milton, Ga., Sip began as separate concepts - a wine shop owned by Amy and Foster Smith, and a tapas restaurant and wine bar owned by Ann and Mark Jacobs. In partnership, the Smiths and the Jacobses now operate two Sips in the Atlanta area.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,Sun Staff Writer | March 7, 1995
Marriott International Inc. said yesterday it has agreed to purchase a significant minority interest in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. for nearly $200 million in cash, part of the hotel operator's push into the luxury lodging business.Although the 49 percent interest will add only 31 hotels to Marriott's 900-property portfolio, the Bethesda-based operator is expected to benefit from the high brand-name recognition enjoyed by Ritz-Carlton. At least part of Marriott's efforts are expected to center around bringing competing luxury hotels under the Ritz-Carlton operation.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
For two busy surgeons, the home they have created offers a serene retreat at the end of the day. Troy Pittman's and Michael Somenek's sleek condo at the Ritz-Carlton Residences provides a chance to relax and renew mind, body and spirit. The couple achieved this level of comfort with a simple design style: a clever use of natural and artificial light along with neutral decor and a discriminating use of color. One of their first tasks after moving in was to place every light switch on a dimmer.
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By Tom Belden and Tom Belden,Knight-Ridder News Service | February 3, 1992
Throughout the hotel business these days, gloom is pervasive.The best thing that most hoteliers and industry consultants will say about 1992 is expressed as a negative: The year will be bad, but simply can't be any worse than 1991, when the Persian Gulf War and recession battered their business senseless.But in the midst of this darkness, there's Horst Schulze, the president and chief operating officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., here to tell the other side of the story to anyone who will listen.
BUSINESS
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | October 3, 2001
After months of publicly saying it was on the verge of a deal, the developer of the $156 million Ritz-Carlton hotel and condominium project proposed for Baltimore's Inner Harbor has hired a new broker to search through a sinking economy for lenders for the project. It's unclear if economic conditions, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington or legal entanglements of previous brokers affected past attempts at a deal. Those potential lenders have not been identified. The new broker, Las Vegas-based Asset Management Financial Corp.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | November 12, 1999
The Florida developer proposing a Ritz-Carlton luxury hotel south of the Inner Harbor yesterday unveiled revised plans for the $100 million project, the seventh time designs have been altered since the project was announced nine months ago. The most notable changes introduced yesterday by developer Neil Fisher involve not the planned three-building hotel, but scaled-down proposals for luxury condominiums, office space and parking at the project....
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | February 16, 1999
Call it the Ritz-Carlton South Baltimore.In what would be the sixth major hotel planned downtown, a Florida real estate developer is in negotiations to build a "five star" luxury hotel on the south side of the Inner Harbor, on land adjacent to the Rusty Scupper restaurant.Developer Neil Fisher said he has been discussing the $80 million project with several luxury hotel chains, but the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. of Atlanta appears to top the list."We're discussing the project with Ritz-Carlton," said Fisher, chief executive of North American Doctors Investment Fund Inc. "I think it would be a good fit with the harbor, and we believe we have a site that is second to none."
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By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | August 18, 2000
New plans for the luxury Ritz-Carlton hotel proposed for historic Federal Hill won encouragement yesterday from the city's Design Advisory Panel and the community, with the caveat that faM-gades be made to look less like France and more like Baltimore. Smaller by 25 rooms, the new design rises about 78 feet at its highest point - 7 feet higher than the height limit imposed by the city to protect views to and from Federal Hill. However, the new design puts three of the taller, six-story buildings perpendicular to Key Highway, so that only the narrow ends are visible from the street and Federal Hill.
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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | June 19, 2002
There isn't a Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Maryland, but by next summer the luxury chain's headquarters will be in Montgomery County. Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. Inc. announced yesterday that it will move to Maryland from Atlanta to be closer to its parent, Bethesda-based Marriott International Inc., bringing 140 new jobs. No state incentives were involved in the deal, state and company officials said. Marriott, one of the state's largest employers, was given one of Maryland's most generous incentives packages - worth $44 million - in 1999 to keep its headquarters in Maryland and add jobs.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2013
A 27-year-old man was assaulted and robbed of his cell phone while walking on the waterfront promenade in front of the Ritz Carlton Residences on Sunday evening, police confirmed.  Police said the victim was listening to music as he strolled the promenade at about 6:20 p.m. when a man walked up alongside him and asked what time it was. The victim said he didn't know, and the man asked him if he had a cell phone and continued to ask for the time,...
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2013
The No. 1 one amenity the Ritz-Carlton Residences offers its condo owners is fabulous views of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. For resident Haley Adams, the water is the star, the leading lady in her created environment, where all the furnishings surrounding her are simply supporting players. "The movement of the water is constantly captivating; the way it reflects lights and colors draws you in," she said. "There is a new view every day. On some nights, the water is so still, it looks like glass, reflecting the buildings around it like a mirror.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2013
In December there were 22 properties that sold for $1 million or more in the Baltimore metro region - and nearly a third of them were at the Ritz-Carlton Residences on the Inner Harbor, according to records recently released by an affiliate of the region's multiple-listing service. It was a good month for the Ritz-Carlton, said Joe Graziose, an executive with the condos' developer, RXR Realty LLC. But end-of-the-year booms don't seem to be uncommon for the property, he said. In 2012, the Ritz-Carlton sold 31 units.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2013
When Maureen Neunan's only child headed off to college halfway across the country, the four-bedroom, four-bathroom Ellicott City house where the two lived suddenly seemed enormous to the 56-year-old divorcee. "I decided this was not where I wanted to be," she said. "I didn't need big or grand anymore. " And so she and her friend, real estate agentr Carol Walters of Long & Foster's Columbia office, paid a visit to the Ritz-Carlton Residences at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Neunan recalled visiting the unit she bought at first sight.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2012
Two luxury condominium complexes alongside Baltimore's waterfront will have to pay nearly $2.3 million in additional property taxes this year, thanks to new assessed values that acknowledge — four years after the first residents moved in — that the buildings' empty units actually exist. The almost 190 units still owned by the developers of the Ritz-Carlton Residences and Silo Point had been taxed as if they were empty lots, even as residents were paying high-end prices – frequently more than $1 million in the case of the Ritz — to live in other condos in the same buildings.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2012
When the city sends Tom Clancy his property tax bill, finance officials might want to tuck in a thank-you note. The multimillionaire novelist's supersized digs at the Ritz-Carlton Residences along the Inner Harbor have by far the highest tax payment of any home in Baltimore this year — almost $350,000. That's more than all the payments from homeowners in some entire city neighborhoods. Property taxes on the 10 homes with the biggest bills, and the 10 commercial properties at the top of the heap, come to an eye-popping $20.7 million, according to a Baltimore Sun analysis.
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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | May 18, 2000
Developers of a Ritz-Carlton hotel in the Inner Harbor will present another plan to city design reviewers today that may call for a smaller project than originally proposed. The developers, who've generated several plans for the luxury hotel to appease local officials and residents concerned about preserving the area's views and character, will make a pitch to the city's Design Advisory Panel. Panel members will make a recommendation to city planners, once they've seen the project's concept, said Bob Quilter, an architect in the city's planning department and coordinator for the panel.
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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | May 24, 2000
An architect by training, Edward V. Giannasca II knows a good-looking hotel on paper. But local observers are watching to see if the just-named head of a company seeking to build a $100 million luxury hotel complex on Baltimore's Inner Harbor knows how to make it real. Those working on and watching the proposed Ritz-Carlton said they're encouraged by the 38-year-old Giannasca, who's been helping develop the HarborView residential community, next to the proposed Ritz-Carlton hotel site, for more than a decade.
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By Marie Marciano-Gullard, Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2011
Joe Graziose and his family have recently moved into their fourth home at the same location — the Ritz-Carlton Residences along Baltimore's Inner Harbor. "We've tested locations on all fronts of the building," he said. "Our last unit overlooked Federal Hill. " It is not that the Grazioses are fickle or hard to please. On the contrary. As senior vice president of RXR Realty, developers of the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Baltimore, as well as one of its investors, Graziose has always opened his and wife Jackie's home to prospective buyers looking for a unit in the upscale complex.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2011
The condos at the Ritz-Carlton Residences offer "luxurious waterfront living" — with breathtaking views of Baltimore's Inner Harbor and amenities that include marble baths, landscaped terraces and butler's pantries with access for the help. But that's not enough for one resident. An architect has been talking to city officials about permits that might be needed to build a gun range in one of the penthouse-level condos on Key Highway, at the foot of Federal Hill. Inquiries about the gun range were meant to be hush-hush, but word about the unusual request got out quickly.
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