MANAMA, Bahrain – 24 November 2019 –This season The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain unveils a winter paradise of grand festivities at the 20-acre luxury beachfront resort, December 1-January 15. Traveling families and couples can enjoy a variety of unique holiday experiences—from festive-set dining menus, “12 Days of Spa” offers, Ritz Kids holiday activities, the Grand Christmas Brunch on December 25 to a finale New Year’s Eve “Back to the ’80s” celebration. Special Christmas and New Year’s Eve roompackages can also be availed and include overnight luxurious accommodations and tickets to the Grand Christmas Brunch or New Year’s Eve celebration for up to two guests, starting from BHD 175.
Starting December 5, the magic of the season officially begins with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. From 5 pm onwards, guests will enjoy arriving at the resort to see another rendition of the magical tunnel of lights as it illuminates the main drive with brand new design and theme. Over 3,000 square meters of sparkling blue and gold fairy lights will light the way to the porte-cochère and elaborately-decorated Lobby and Hotel Garden where the evening festivities begin. Not to miss, while on the way, will be small animal kingdom-like setup on the roundabout featuring golden, glass fiber statues of lions, elephants, flamingos, and crocodiles. Once inside, families can gather over a warm cup of hot cocoa and cider, along with gingerbread cookies, while listening to the Christmas choir and waiting for the most important visitor of the year: Santa Claus.
Every day throughout the month, unique dining experiences at the resort’s award-winning restaurants will also avail. Starting daily at 3 pm, guests can enjoy a Festive Afternoon Tea featuring a delicious selection of holiday pastries and Christmas teas at the Lobby or Ritz Gourmet lounges’. Festive gourmet takeaways will also be available for purchase, including a selection of hampers and desserts perfect to accompany holiday gatherings as well as take-away roasted turkey and beef family-style meals starting at BHD 119 for up to 6 persons. And because it’s the holiday, leave the cooking to us with Festive menus running daily at La Med, Nirvana, La Table Krug by Y, Cantina Kahlo, Primavera and Plums. Guests can also pick up the Savour Passport card to be rewarded with a BHD 20 voucher to redeem on their 6th visit.
Over at the Ritz Kids Clubhouse, little ones can get all-sugared up with fun gingerbread decorating classes throughout the month, along with a special Winter Camp, running December 17-30. While the little ones are at play, Moms and Dads can also enjoy their own self-indulgence with “12 Days of Spa” offers running December 14-25. From complimentary treatments to exciting products, everyone is in for a treat. Special offers will be revealed daily on Facebook and Instagram @ritzcarltonbahrain.
On December 25, the resort’s Grand Christmas Brunch delights with a lavish 200-dish buffet spread featuring seafood and turkey carving stations, an elaborate cheese display to an “enchanted forest” themed room filled with heavenly delights. The grand finale of the season, however, ends with a New Year’s Eve countdown to 2020 where the elegant 9,000 square-foot Al Noor Ballroom lights up with the ultimate pizazz and entertainment as we take it “Back to the ’80s” one last time.
The full line-up of festive season programing at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, include:
Festive Afternoon Tea
December 1 – 31, 3 pm – 7 pm | Lobby Lounge and Ritz Gourmet Lounge
Teatime at The Ritz-Carlton is always a grand affair and the festive season makes it more special. Enjoy traditional scones and pastries with your favorite tea variety complemented by a selection of festive treats. Bubbly options available at Ritz Gourmet Lounge only. Price: BHD 25-29
November 24-December 31 | The Ritz Gourmet Lounge
Choose from a selection of festive cakes and goodies to celebrate the season. Takeaway roasted turkey and roast beef family-style meals are available starting at BHD 119 for up to 6 persons. Orders must be placed at least 72 hours in advance.
Ritz Kids Gingerbread House Decorating Class
December 1, 14, and 21; 10 am-Noon | Ritz Kids Club
Treat your children to an activity full of sweet treats and delights and let their little hands learn how to make gingerbread houses of their own. Each child will have a gingerbread house to decorate while our in-house pastry chef provides tips and tricks over a fun teatime set up. Price: BHD 20 per child
Festive dining options are abundant this season, from elaborate buffets to set menus at our award-winning outlets and more. Pricing options vary per restaurant. Use the Savour Passport to be rewarded with a BHD 20 voucher to redeem on your 6th visit. For information or to reserve, dial (+973) 1758 6499 or reach us by email at [email protected].
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 5, 5 pm | Hotel Garden
Celebrate the magic of the season, starting with the annual lighting of our grand Christmas tree and festive tunnel of sparkling lights. Feel the holiday spirit as our Ladies and Gentlemen fill the air with Christmas medleys along with the aroma of gingerbread and hot cocoa. Tag your #RCMemories @ritzcarltonbahrain. Price: Complimentary
Grand Christmas Brunch
December 25, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Grand Foyer
Get excited for a festive celebration of culinary delights highlighting our chefs’ most fabulous creations - from live cooking and carving stations, large seafood and prime rib corner to a delectable array of heavenly desserts. The grand occasion elevates with live musical entertainment, festive activities, and a special visit from Santa Claus. Price: Adult BHD 55, select beverages; Child BHD 25, soft beverages, ages 5 – 12.
January 7, 7 pm-11:30 pm | Plums
In honor of the Orthodox Christmas, join us for a savory 4-course set menu at Plums. Price: BHD 39, includes a welcome drink.
Feast Of The Three Kings
January 1-15, 8 am- 11 pm | The Ritz-Gourmet Lounge
Celebrate the “Feast of the Three Kings” with a handcrafted galette des rois at The Ritz-Gourmet Lounge. Available in plain, almond and chocolate flavors. Price: BHD 12
Christmas Joy Package
Available December 24 and 25, create everlasting memories with your loved ones and enjoy exclusive rates this festive season with a vacation complemented with our Grand Christmas Brunch. Price: Starting from BHD 175++ per night.
Pamper Yourself This Season With “12 Days Of Spa”
Pamper yourself at The Ritz-Carlton Spa this festive season as we spread some holiday cheer to our guests. Each day, from December 14, we will be offering selected gifts to guests who are booked for the day. From complimentary treatments to exciting products, everyone is in for a treat! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram daily as we unveil the gifts of the day.
NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION
NEW YEAR’S EVE: BACK TO THE ’80s
December 31, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. | Al Noor Ballroom
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style as we go “Back to the ’80s” and welcome 2020 with an exciting yet sophisticated evening full of enchanting performances and extraordinary culinary presentations. Price: BHD 95 per adult*; BHD 25 per child, ages 5 – 12. Advance purchase*: BHD 85: From November 21 - December 10 (*Includes gala dinner, open buffet until 11:30 pm and select beverages until 12:30 am. Light bites and beverages are available afterward on a cash basis.)
NEW YEAR’S DAY BRUNCH
January 1, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | La Med
Celebrate the New Year in style and enjoy a festive buffet of international specialties at La Med. Be entertained by the sounds of La Med’s musical duo as you enjoy the first day of the New Year with family and friends. Price: BHD 30, soft beverages: BHD 38, selected beverages; BHD 18, ages 5 – 12
NEW YEAR’S EVE ROOM PACKAGE
December 31, celebrate New Year’s at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain and enjoy exclusive rates along with evening festivities at the resort, including our New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner. Price: Starting from BHD 220++ per night.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, is located in the Al Seef district in Manama, Bahrain. For additional information about The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain resort or to reserve your stay, dial the hotel directly at (+973) 1758 0000 or visit The Ritz-Carlton website at ritzcarlton.com/bahrain. For dining reservations, dial (+973) 1758 6499 or reach us by email at [email protected]. Follow the hotel on social @ritzcarltonbahrain and join the conversation using #RCMemories.
About The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
Set within 20 acres of lush gardens and golden sandy beaches on the Gulf of Arabia, the 245-room five-star city resort is one of the most elegant destinations in Bahrain. A place where guests can immerse themselves in the local culture, enjoy extraordinary cuisine and explore the dazzling capital city of Manama, adding yet another level of indulgence to a collective range of extraordinary experiences. In addition to the Deluxe room categories, the resort also features 31 suites and 42 Club Level rooms as well as 23 well-appointed, seafront villas, each with three-bedrooms, its own private infinity pool, private beach access, and 24-hour butler service. Catering to the most discerning epicurean connoisseur, the resort offers both modern and international dining experiences with its award-winning restaurants, including: Cantina Kahlo (Mexican), Nirvana (Indian), Plums (Steakhouse), La Plage and Bar de Plage (Beach cafe), Thai (Asian Fusion and Sushi), La Med (Mediterranean), Primavera (Italian) and the newest dining experience La Table Krug by Y (Contemporary). For leisurely dining moments or for afternoon tea, The Lobby Lounge and the Ritz Gourmet Lounge offer guests à la carte café and dessert options, while Burlington Club entertains a more sophisticated ambiance perfect for enjoying vintage spirits, premium cigars, modern cocktails (and mocktails) and light bites. In-room dining is also available to guests’ 24-hours a day. A variety of guest amenities also abound, including: a private beach sweeping around a lagoon with its own island outdoor and indoor swimming pools; an award-winning Ritz-Carlton Spa, Royal Beach Club, elevated Ritz-Carlton Club® Level lounge with panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf; private 16-slip marina; newly enhanced fitness center; paddle boarding and kayaking rentals, Ritz Kids clubhouse, tennis and squash courts, business center, flamingo lagoon, Concierge desk with Les Clefs d'Or® Head Concierge, men’s and women’s hair salon, and shopping arcade with six luxury boutiques. In addition to the leisure setting, the resort also features over 90,000 square feet of meeting, conference and wedding spaces. New additions to the venue portfolio include the Masaya and Arena pavilions’. For additional information about The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, please call (800) 00995, the hotel directly at (+973) 1758 0000, a travel professional or visit The Ritz-Carlton website at ritzcarlton.com/Bahrain.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, MD., part of Marriott International, Inc., currently operates more than 100 hotels and over 45 residential properties in 30 countries and territories. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly- owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). The Ritz-Carlton is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.