Guests at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New York City expect certain luxuries. Things like exceptional service and an array of amenities, breathtaking views, five-star restaurants, grand ballrooms, high-tech appliances and audio-visual equipment, and sumptuous furnishings in every room are part of the Ritz experience.
There are expected luxuries, and then there are necessities. Advanced security and fire safety systems are recognized to be more important than ever before, especially in public buildings - and especially in public buildings like the new $144.5 million Ritz-Carlton & Residences at Battery Park, located just five blocks south of the World Trade Center site. There may have been a time when these systems were taken for granted by visitors and residents, but that time has passed.