This new, 25,000-square-foot spa is part of a complete renovation and expansion of the former Lodge at Rancho Mirage. Set on a spectacular hillside site, with views of the desert valley below and mountains in all directions, this venerable five-star resort has been reborn as The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage. The new two-story spa, set at an angle adjacent to the hotel, provided the opportunity to create an expansive spa courtyard between the hotel and spa, which opens up to the valley view. Flanked by multiple water features, the spa entry juxtaposes a rugged wood trellis with a soaring two-story lobby. Throughout the spa, this juxtaposition between rugged and refined evokes an entirely unique experience that is deeply grounded in the desert environment. The new spa is accompanied by 18 spa suites, connected to the spa by a private corridor, providing a completely private spa retreat.