HALF MOON BAY, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 13, 2015) - Infusing a fresh, comfortable elegance into its interiors, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay -- the San Francisco Bay Area's only luxury oceanfront resort -- is poised to begin an extensive refurbishment of its 261 guestrooms, Guest House rooms and Guest House luxury suites.

According to George Munz, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, the redesign and renovation project includes the enhancement of all of the rooms and suites in the private Guest Houses and the standard guest rooms and one-bedroom suites in the beach resort's main building. The refurbishment is scheduled to be completed in March 2015.

Inspired by the cool tones of grey and blue from the neighboring Pacific Ocean, mixed with beachside accents such as pickled wood entry floors and driftwood inspired night stands, the enhanced guestrooms radiate a sense of a California coastal estate.

The journey begins in the guestroom corridors with ocean colors and muted orange hues that are found in a patterned carpet reminiscent of kelp mixed with a mid-century graphics. The spacious Half Moon Bay accommodations welcome guests with lined-in paneled walls painted in a crisp white finish. Plush draperies and rich carpeting surround the room in cool grey and blue muted hues. Improved technology is featured throughout the guestroom including multiple plugs for powering any device, and generous built-in storage encases the HDTV, laptop safe and hanging closet and drawers.

"The end result is an atmosphere of understated, timeless elegance reflecting the tranquil beauty of the Pacific Ocean and Northern California coastline," explained Munz.

For an added level of luxury, The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge will also be enhanced. Located on the fifth floor of the northern California resort, with stunning views on the Ocean Lawn and the Pacific coastline, a separation wall in the lounge will be removed to open the space up and provide more direct views of the ocean. The feature fireplace wall will have an artistic treatment of etched glass added to allow for increased visibility and impact. Unique lighting and more tones of grey and blue reminiscent of the ocean waves will create a relaxed atmosphere. Substantial hard woods, plush carpets and mid-century styled accent furnishings will offer guests generous seating areas.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Situated 23 miles southwest of the San Francisco International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is a 261-room coastal hotel and the San Francisco Bay Area's only luxury oceanfront resort. The resort features two award winning golf courses -- the Arnold Palmer's classic American parkland-style Old Course and the Scottish-links-style Ocean Course designed by Arthur Hills -- as well as the 16,000-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Spa. Set atop a rugged bluff overlooking 50 miles of pristine California coastline, the timeless oceanfront estate provides guests with a relaxed yet refined experience, whether for a romantic getaway, meeting or special event. For more information, contact your travel professional, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/HalfMoonBay or call The Ritz-Carlton reservations at 800-241-3333. Visit www.experiencehalfmoonbay.com to learn more about the destination.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 87 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. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, and for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

Contact Information:

Deanne French
Director of Public Relations

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
1 Miramontes Point Road
Half Moon Bay, California 94019