by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | September 01, 2005

Horst Schulze, founder of the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain, knows something about luxury and he’s putting that knowledge to use in a new brand, Solís Hotels and Resorts.
    Solís will be developed and managed by the Atlanta-based West Paces Hotel Group, of which Schulze serves as president and CEO. Properties will range from luxury resorts to urban enclaves and will “embody a core philosophy of exceptional, caring service,” according to Schulze.
    First up will be the 454-room Solís Chicago, to debut in late spring 2006, followed by five more properties by the end of 2008. All of the hotels will include meeting space and a number of dedicated residential units.