Puttin' on the ritz is second nature to this hotelier. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company operates luxury hotels offering premium accommodations and amenities for business and leisure travelers. Located in prime destinations, its properties are consistently rated among the best in the world. Ritz-Carlton was established in 1983 when real estate mogul and former CEO William Johnson acquired the rights to the name made famous by Swiss hotelier C�sar Ritz. Today it is a part of hotel giant Marriott International, operating under that company's luxury segment.