The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach, one of the island’s three luxury-brand five-diamond hotels, will get a new name and management company July 1, in a takeover by the property owners that punctuates a two-year court battle.
After 22 years as the Ritz-Carlton, RC/PB Inc. will rename the landmark Manalapan hotel the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, according to a news release issued Tuesday. Owners won the right from a judge to terminate the management contract with Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. and Marriott International Inc., court documents show. But now it faces a counterclaim by Ritz-Carlton for breach of contract, according to a news release from that company.
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