SB Architects has lead the renovation and expansion of this famed desert resort. Set on a spectacular hillside site, with views of the desert valley below and mountains in all directions, this 5-star resort (formerly the Lodge at Rancho Mirage) is being rebranded as The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage and will grow by 14 acres. Plans call for a complete renovation of the hotel, as well as the addition of 240 new guest units. The design team will update the architecture and interiors to better reflect the desert setting. With an emphasis on natural colors and tactile materials, and a renewed focus on indoor/outdoor living, the new design will provide a serene setting for this desert retreat.