The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe announced the completion and opening of its new Lake Club. Designed by Principal Architect Clare Walton with interior architecture and design by Jennifer Loving of Walton Architecture + Engineering (Walton AE), the Lake Club provides resort guests with a unique waterside venue and an accompanying host of amenities such as al fresco dining, leisure and water activities, and direct access to the lake.
The multilevel Lake Club includes an indoor gathering area and bar, a ground-floor terrace, an upper-level deck, and an expansive lawn extending to the water’s edge. Guests will have direct beach access and a private boat pier. Guests also have access to multiple water sports, including paddle boarding, kayaking, wave runners, luxury boat rentals, parasailing, waterskiing, wake surfing, charter fishing, and formula yacht and sailing charters. Additional amenities include an outdoor spa, fire pit, and showers and changing facilities.
At the Lake Club, food and beverage offerings include a rotating menu from the grill such as marinated skirt steak, grilled shrimp, grilled salmon, sausages, and veggie burgers. Seasonal salads and various desserts will also be available, in addition to morning breakfast items including whole fruit and granola. Guests can imbibe on refreshing cocktails from the full bar, while children’s beverages include milkshakes, root beer floats, Shirley Temples, and more.
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Lake Club living room
Design-wise, the Lake Club uses natural materials such as ledgestone and cedar wood as well as steel and glass, blending comfort with contemporary. Floor-to-ceiling windows on all sides allow guests views of the lake. Throughout the space, unique art pieces can be found, including works by New York-based Jacob Hashimoto, Jennifer Hannaford and Karen Margolis, and local artists Pat Blide, Marianne Rosenfeld, Marybeth Hamilton, and Troy Corlis.
Environmental improvements to the Lake Club include: lessening the building’s footprint from the previous structure by more than 30 percent; the improvement of scenic areas through landscape additions; water quality improvements; and usage of permeable pavers in the parking area.
Lake Club, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is located in Tahoe Vista, CA (approximately 15 to 20 minutes via shuttle from the resort). Lake Club is available exclusively to resort guests who reserve the Lake Club package daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., based upon availability. Hours of operation are subject to seasonal changes.