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The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park Welcomes Spring with Special Activities and Offerings

NEW YORK, N.Y. April 17, 2017 – Spring always breathes new life into New York City, shaking off its winter chills as the temperatures rise and parks bloom brightly. Welcoming the season with open arms, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park invites guests of all ages to enjoy holiday celebrations, unique programming, and unparalleled experiences.

Hop into an Easter Adventure for All Ages

From the moment they arrive, treats and special surprises will be awaiting including fresh lemonade and macaroons in the lobby accented by an elaborate Easter egg display to the Easter Bunny entertaining guests on Sunday. A special Ritz Kids check-in experience will occur for children with a few festive surprises including a Bonnet making kit and an invitation for the hotel’s scavenger hunt on Sunday. At Auden Bistro & Bar, a special a la carte Easter Brunch will take center stage with a delectable Cannoli Filled Cronut topped with Carmel Glaze and Candied Bacon as the final act. For Club Level guests, various holiday-themed specialties will take part including a Bunny Champagne Welcome Bar and Ritz Kids activities throughout the holiday weekend. For adults seeking a libation, two specialty drinks will be offered – Strawberry Basil Martini and Bunny Blues.

Embracing the Cherry Blossom Season

With Central Park as the Five Star hotel’s iconic front yard, there’s no better place to make home base than right at 50 Central Park South. For those looking for prime viewing areas, guests are encouraged to use the Cherry Blossom audio walking guide, curated by the Concierge team. After strolling through the park, the hotel’s Spring Afternoon Tea ($65 per person) is the perfect complement to a spring awakening. Featuring a Cherry Blossom Green Tea, the afternoon is complemented by an assortment of savory sandwiches and delectable desserts. For a little more rejuvenation, La Prairie is offering a special Cherry Blossom Pedicure ($75 / 120 minutes) and for those looking for a seat at the bar, the Cherry Blossom cocktail is a refreshing spring cocktail, featuring an edible flower.

Give the Gift of Relaxation This Mother’s Day

For those seeking a sophisticated outing with mom, La Prairie at The Ritz-Carlton Spa allows for an indulgent spa escape with the “Mom & Me” package. Expertly tailored with rejuvenation in mind, the pair can choose from two treatments – either a 60-minute Signature La Prairie Facial or a 60-minute Swedish Massage. Following the pampering, the duo are escorted to The Star Lounge for a special Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea featuring savory sandwiches and delectable treats with mom’s initials to make her feel extra special. “Mom & Me” is available for $490 and welcomes children 18 years and older.

An Evening with Legendary Winery, Opus One

Fueled by women in wine, the luxury hotel’s next Phenomenal Femmes Dinner will welcome France Posener and Winemaker Michael Silacci of renowned winery Opus One on May 16, 2017. Founded in 1980 by two legends of the wine world – Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi, today it remains one of the world’s most coveted wines and a benchmark for what can be achieved when two top wineries join forces. Expertly curated by Wine Director Marika Vida-Arnold, the fashionable evening will feature a four-course meal prepared by Executive Sous Chef Joseph Lallave. Tickets are available for $350 per person excluding tax and gratuity, with a portion of the proceeds going towards Women’s Shelter at Crossroads Community Services as part of the hotel’s Community Footprints program.

For more information, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/centralpark or call 212-308-9100 and join the conversation with #RCMemories.

About The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park is a 259-room Forbes Travel Guide Five Star and AAA Five-Diamond hotel within walking distance of Fifth Avenue’s finest shops, boutiques, and cultural attractions. Housed within a striking 1930’s landmark building, the iconic hotel features the first stateside La Prairie Spa, refined bistro cuisine at Auden Bistro & Bar, signature Star Lounge, and a well-appointed Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge. For more information, call 212-308-9100 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/centralpark.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, MD., currently operates 90 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. 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. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR).

Contact:
James Bardwell
Public Relations & Communications Manager
James.Bardwell@ritzcarlton.com
212.561.6057

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