Introducing The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay
Ander & Co. public relations + digital strategy
Coming to one of Southwest Florida’s last available stretches of waterfront are the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay. Set in 500 acres of lush land and adjacent to the natural beauty of the state’s premier aquatic preserve, Estero Bay presents a rare opportunity in a sheltered oasis for the legendary brand unlike any other. Uniting luxurious living and the wonders of nature, an architectural masterpiece consisting of two towers will rise 22 stories.
The visionary behind this unprecedented property is London Bay Development Group, which today announced its foray into the market and the start of sales of the first tower, comprising 112 distinguished condominium homes. Embracing a vision of creating unparalleled lifestyles in the best locations in Southwest Florida, the company has built a legacy of delivering luxury residences in prestigious coastal zip codes.
Nestled between Sanibel Island and Naples, Florida, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay overlook endless views of the water and Saltleaf Marina. Dreamed up by world-renowned design firm Arquitectonica, the cascading facades take inspiration from the undulation of the waterfront, blending seamlessly into the surrounding topography. Allowing for maximized views from each residence, the rounded shape of the buildings was deliberately designed to frame the sky and capture natural light from sunrise to sunset.
Starting at $2 million, residences range from 2,628 to 3,885 square feet and include two, three, and four bedrooms. Homes will have a dedicated private elevator entrance, stunning bay sunset views, and spacious balconies that enhance outdoor livability, spanning up to 2,200 square feet. Each is available with a den, for flexible use to meet any lifestyle need, including an office, family room, or library. The Residences should come out of the ground by the end of the year.
Airy and bright floor plans flow through a contemporary palette and timeless design. Buyers will have a selection of three finishes for the kitchen and main bathroom in light, medium and dark tones. Storage will be plentiful, with very generous bedroom closets and a private storage unit for each owner located on the resident floor.
A grand port-cochere at the main entrance greets with sweeping views of the coastal sanctuary, triggering an instant tranquility upon arrival. With interiors by award-winning New York design studio Meyer Davis, natural colors, raw textures and soft touches honor the essence of the Gulf Coast. These amplify the senses of this balanced ecosystem, both within the awe-inspiring property and beyond. Incorporating elements from the tropical paradise, the millwork will lend warmth, while rare and exquisite stones and luxury fabrics mingle to exude the pinnacle of elevated lifestyle.
The Ritz-Carlton’s legendary service and personal relationship with residents will be evident in every facet of the property. A premium concierge service will combine comfort and convenience with bespoke experiences, making everyday life seamless. From private training to on-site grooming, beauty parlor and spa treatments, every desire is catered for.
A rich amenities program speaks to the hobbies and passions of all residents, with 36,000 square feet of interior offerings. For health enthusiasts, a garden-view wellness center offers a fitness room, yoga and Pilates studio, private workout section, and locker rooms with steam room and sauna. For the kids, dedicated kid and teen lounges will be welcome distractions for parents, who can work in the meeting room or business center, or grab a snack at one of the many on-site dining options .
An 8,000 square foot central space on the property accommodates both memorable activities and downtime. As an evening ritual, enjoy the sunset in the Sunset Lounge, gather with family and friends for an intimate dinner in the private dining room or catch a game in the Sports/News Café. Plus, entertainers can indulge in the wine and whiskey bar, host a game of poker in the card room, or head to the show and catering kitchen, perfect for interactive cooking lessons.
The serenity of the Ritz-Carlton residences, the open-air oasis of Estero Bay stimulates well-being as its centerpiece. Laze around the three swimming pools to relax, or escape throughout the property to discover enchanting vegetation, with landscaping by EDSA. Floating pavilions also await at the expansive lagoon water feature, where residents can rejuvenate or socialize with friends. Cabins will be available for sale, optimizing seclusion and luxury recreation. Pétanque courts promote a competitive game, while several fire pits and barbecue stations allow for group gatherings.
“We are extremely pleased to introduce The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay. The property will be transformative in all its attributes, from its immaculate design and amenities to its placemaking character, creating the most magnificent coastal lifestyle one could seek,” said Mark Wilson, CEO of London Bay Development Group. “The Ritz-Carlton is the quintessential brand for prestigious living that will transcend luxury in Southwest Florida.”
Living in rare harmony with it all, the neighborhood’s trails lead to beautiful destinations for exploring nearby activities. Residents will be able to walk to Saltleaf Marina, part of the new Saltleaf Community underway, a planned coastal village with a championship golf course and abundant experiences.
Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve offers life around nature, nurtured by the Ritz-Carlton brand. Age-old mangroves, thriving oyster beds and curious dolphins create a natural elegance that inspires the colors and textures of this habitat. Venture into the waters of the nearby estuary of Estero Bay, with beautiful trees that purify the air, protect the coast and hold centuries of indigenous history. In a place of such natural beauty, daily life is vibrant and healthy, inspiring deeper connections between people and the sea.
Kayak the bay, gather the family for a pop-up concert or picnic on Sanibel or Captiva Islands. A short drive to Naples offers luxury shopping on Southwest Florida’s “Rodeo Drive”, or hang out in the friendly nearby town of Bonita Springs, with its white sand beaches, its shops, galleries and restaurants. Getting to The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay is easy, just 20 minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport.
For more information about The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay, visit www.theresidencesesterobay.com.
The Ritz-Carlton, Estero Bay Residences are not owned, sold or developed by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC or its affiliates (“The Ritz-Carlton”). LB Estero Bay Investments, LLC uses The Ritz-Carlton Marks under license from The Ritz-Carlton, which has not endorsed the accuracy of any statements or representations made herein.