Here's something to know before booking your next staycation.

Forbes recently recognized The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, 15000 N. Secret Springs Drive, as one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. 

The Marana hotel landed a spot on Forbes' 2018 list of the world's most luxurious hotels, which includes 57 other hotels. It also appeared on a separate list of the world's 30 most luxurious spas

The Ritz is one of only eight hotels, and one of only three in the U.S., to be recognized on both lists, which are curated based on a point-system from hidden inspectors who stay at the hotels.

"This dual Forbes honor for our hotel and spa acknowledges a stellar team effort, and we are thrilled to be included," Liam Doyle, area general manager of the Ritz-Carlton, said in a news release.

"Our newly-unveiled resort transformation should further elevate the Forbes Five Star experience, helping to raise the bar on authentic desert luxury in the United States. We are excited to share this stunning new resort experience with guests."

The hotel boasts more than 250 rooms and 44,000 square feet of event space. 

Contact reporter Gloria Knott at or 573-4235. On Twitter: @gloriaeknott

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Gloria is a Tucson native and attended the University of Arizona. She started at the Star as an apprentice in 2017. Following her apprenticeship, she began freelancing until becoming a full-time reporter and producer after her college graduation in 2018.