Holiday Celebrations From Coast-to-Coast Offer Families Fun Wonder and Unique Merriment at The Ritz-Carlton

Holiday Celebrations From Coast-to-Coast Offer Families Fun Wonder and Unique
                        Merriment at The Ritz-Carlton

Lakeside Ice-Skating, A Swashbuckler's Paradise and Santa Trades-Up to Segways
and Surfboards

PR Newswire

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Nov. 29, 2012

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Company, L.L.C. invites guests young – and young at heart -- to establish fun
new traditions with extraordinary seasonal offerings. Properties from the
Atlantic Ocean across to the Pacific beckon families to discover unparalleled
merriment, while also embracing the true spirit of giving though charitable

Fire & Ice at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, Georgia
No visit to this year-round lakeside Georgian resort is complete without
ending each evening by the fire pit roasting s'mores. Now through February
24, 2013, The Lodge creates a dreamy 5,000-square-foot ice skating rink in the
Pavilion. Healthy winter exercise and fun are accompanied by hot cocoa or hot
apple cider. Skating is complimentary for resort guests; non-resort guests'
price per session is $30 for children 12 and under; $40 for adults (includes

A truly memorable way to explore the scenic beauty of The Lodge's lakeside
setting is on Santa's Segway – each adorned with seasonal decorations, lights
and antlers. $135 per rider for 90 minutes, limited availability. Riders must
be 12 years or older. The excursion is available daily through December 28
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. by reservation.

Pirates Find Endless Treasures at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida
The S.S. Amelia, a spectacular gingerbread pirate ship, has docked in the
Lobby for the holiday season. Made from more than 1,200 pounds of sugar, 3,000
eggs, the S.S. Amelia serves as a festive backdrop for countless holiday
memories. The ship departs December 28.

Share a private bedtime story with a buccaneer bearing treats and treasure
during our nightly pirate tuck-ins. Milk and cookies are delivered to your
room, while Pirate Luis Aury, Princess Amelia and our "mascot," Amelia's
Treasure (a six-year-old blue and gold macaw), read a pirate story and
surprise your child with a keepsake treasure chest full of goodies. Tuck-ins
are scheduled every half-hour, from 7 p.m. to9 p.m. each evening. $50 per
child. 24-hour advance reservations are requested.

Surfers Heal at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, California
A unique collection of surfboards will be auctioned off during The
Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel's Fifth Annual Holiday Surfboard Auction to
benefit Surfers Healing, an organization that introduces children with autism
and their families to the therapeutic properties of surfing. The auction
highlights surfboards from surf legends, talented artists, celebrities and
renowned musicians. Commitments for this year's auction include signed boards
from Laird Hamilton, Donavon Frankenreiter, Mark Healy, Taylor Knox, and Josh
Kerr, as well boards by Roy Gonzalez, Paul Bond and Damien Fulton. The boards
will be displayed at the resort through December 31, 2012. Bids may be made

Whether staying over the holidays or simply gathering with loved ones at one
of our properties to experience the enchantment of the season, the Ladies and
Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company are committed to providing magical
moments for all those whom step through our doors. For additional details on
offerings across the globe, please visit

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently
operates 80 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. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to
have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an
award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of
quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize
successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in
1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel
professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company
web site at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR).

SOURCE The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.

Contact: Parool K. Shah, Regional Director, Public Relations - The Americas,
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