RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (March 21, 2016) – A 25-year veteran of the hospitality industry, 15 of which are with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Kelly Steward has recently joined The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage as general manager. In this new role, Steward will lead overall brand growth strategy while overseeing all hotel operations.
Beginning her career Indiana, Steward joined The Ritz-Carlton in 2001 as guest services manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Since then, Steward has served in various front-of-house and operations managing positions worldwide for The Ritz-Carlton in St. Louis, Dallas, Charlotte, N.C. and Los Angeles, before arriving at her most recent position as general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland.
During her career with The Ritz-Carlton, Steward has been recognized as a master analyst and was nominated in 2005 for the JW Marriott Award of Excellence. She is also a certified Leadership Center Speaking Ambassador and has served as an opening trainer for 19 Ritz-Carlton properties.
Steward holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management from Ohio State University and enjoys being an active member of the community.
About The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
Enveloped within the Santa Rosa Mountain range offering striking panoramic views of the greater Palm Springs, The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage offers a true luxury desert experience. Perched 650 feet on a hilltop reflecting the region’s picturesque open-air surroundings, The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage offers 244 contemporary guest rooms that feature natural elements of stone, wood and fire, spacious patios, lavish amenities and incredible service to create a relaxing desert oasis. The property is also home to two signature restaurants including State Fare Bar & Kitchen, boasting an interactive market table with an artisanal California menu, as well as The Edge Steakhouse, which offers a cliff-side dining experience set right above the desert floor. Additional resort amenities include three swimming pools overlooking The Palm Springs Valley, 16,000 square feet of contemporary indoor meeting space, 15,000 square feet of outdoor event space and a 25,000 square-foot, two-story Ritz-Carlton Spa, which includes 15 treatment rooms. For additional inquiries and information regarding The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, please call (760) 321-8282 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/ranchomirage.