Wed, 27 November 2019
Guests can ring in the magic of the season with a variety of unique holiday events, at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain.
This season The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain unveils a winter paradise of grand festivities at the 20-acre luxury beachfront resort, running from December 1 to January 15.
The magic of the season officially begins with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. From 5pm onwards on December 5, guests will see another rendition of the magical tunnel of lights as it illuminates the main drive with a brand-new design and theme. More than 3,000sq/m of sparkling blue and gold fairy lights will light the way to the porte-cochere and elaborately-decorated lobby and hotel garden where the evening festivities begin. On the way, look out for a small animal kingdom-like setup on the roundabout. Once inside, families can gather over a warm cup of hot cocoa or apple beverage, 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, guests can also enjoy unique dining experiences at the resort’s award-winning restaurants. Always a fun afternoon affair, the Festive Afternoon Tea offers a delicious range of mini-tea pastries and sandwiches at the Lobby or Ritz Gourmet lounges, daily from 3-5 pm. Gourmet takeaways will also be available for purchase, including a selection of hampers and desserts, perfect to accompany holiday gatherings, as well as takeaway roasted turkey and beef family-style meals starting at BD119 for up to six persons.
And because it’s the holidays, leave the cooking to them 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 BD20 voucher to redeem on their sixth 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, mums 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 and an enchanted forest- themed room filled with heavenly delights.
The grand finale of the season ends with a New Year’s Eve countdown to 2020 where the elegant Al Noor Ballroom lights up with the ultimate pizazz and entertainment as guests head “Back to the ’80s” one last time.
The full line-up of festive season events at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, include:
Festive Afternoon Tea
December 1-31, 3pm-7pm | 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 favourite tea variety complemented by a selection of festive treats. Bubbly options available at Ritz Gourmet Lounge only. Price: BD25-29.
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 BD119 for up to six people. Orders must be placed at least 72 hours in advance.
Ritz Kids Gingerbread House Decorating Class
December 1, 14, and 21, 10am-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 the in-house pastry chef provides tips and tricks over a fun teatime set up. Price: BD20 per child
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 5, 5 pm | Hotel Garden
Celebrate the magic of the season, starting with the annual lighting of the 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, 12.30pm-4.30pm | Grand Foyer
Get excited for a festive celebration of culinary delights highlighting the 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 BD55, with selected beverages; Child BD25, with soft beverages, for ages five to 12 years.
January 7, 7pm-11.30pm | Plums
In honour of the Orthodox Christmas, join in for a savory four-course set menu at Plums. Price: BD39, including a welcome drink.
Feast Of The Three Kings
January 1-15, 8 am-11pm | 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 flavours. Price: BD12.
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 BD175++ per night.
Pamper Yourself This Season With “12 Days Of Spa”
Pamper yourself at The Ritz-Carlton Spa this festive season as staff spread some holiday cheer to their guests. Each day, from December 14, they 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 on Facebook and Instagram daily as the gifts of the day are unveiled.
NEW YEAR’S EVE: BACK TO THE ’80s
December 31, 8pm-2am | Al Noor Ballroom
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style as the Ritz-Carlton heads “Back to the ’80s” and welcomes 2020 with an exciting yet sophisticated evening full of enchanting performances and extraordinary culinary presentations. Price: BD95 per adult*; BD25 per child, ages five to 12. Advance purchase*: BD85: From November 21-December 10 (*Includes gala dinner, open buffet until 11.30pm and select beverages until 12.30am. Light bites and beverages are available afterward on a cash basis.)
NEW YEAR’S DAY BRUNCH
January 1, 12.30pm-4.30pm | La Med
Celebrate the New Year in style and enjoy a festive buffet of international specialities 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: BD30, including soft beverages or BD38, with selected beverages. Kids aged five to 12 years pay BD18.
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 the New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner. Price: Starting from BD220++ per night.
Call 17 580-000 or visit The Ritz-Carlton website at ritzcarlton.com/bahrain.
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