History of the Ritz-Carlton: The Ritz-Carlton today
We have recently had the pleasure of acquiring a huge load of furniture for our surplus warehouse from the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Naples, Florida. They had a huge renovation, so now we have a vast selection of hotel furniture to put in your home that’ll really let you “put on the ritz!” So we thought a good way to commemorate this wonderful new attainment (other than with the terrible pun used in the previous sentence) would be by educating you with some of the history of this amazing hotel chain.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company grew even more in prominence when Horst Schulze became president. He coined the very Cesar Ritz-esque credo “We are Ladies and Gentlemen Serving Ladies and Gentlemen” and set in stone specific standards that are still followed today. Under his leadership, the amount of U.S. locations grew from four to 40 and the company earned not one, but two Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award, a feat that no other company has accomplished to this day.
Today, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has become the hospitality leader of America. They operate 81 luxury hotels and resorts in 26 different countries worldwide. Through their creation of The Ritz-Carlton Learning Institute and The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Institute, they have trained many in the sophisticated methods of hospitality established by Cesar Ritz. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has been featured on Zagat Survey Top Lists for dining, hotels and service. The Dallas, USA and Wolfsburg, Germany locations both received top honors from Zagat in 2009, including Top Large Hotel for the Dallas location. And, as mentioned before, they are the only company to have ever received two Malcom Baldridge National Quality Awards.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is truly a wonderful hotel chain. That is why we at Southwest Surplus are thrilled that, as hotel furniture liquidators, we are able to bring their used furniture to Houston, fill our surplus warehouse full, and make it possible for regular people just looking for wholesale furniture to feel as swanky and distinguished as a guest at the Ritz-Carlton.