THE RITZ-CARLTON, CHARLOTTE

201 East Trade Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202 USA
Phone:  +1 (704) 547-2244   •  Map & Directions
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Join Us for Our Holiday Festivities, including a Life-size Tree Made of French Macarons






From Holiday Teas and seasonal Bar Cocoa flavors to our popular Cocoa Lab Cooking Classes and winter spa delights, The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte looks forward to sharing the season with its hotel guests and neighbors. For reservations, please call (704) 547-2244.


NOVEMBER 2013

November 9
Cocoa Lab Cooking Class: Entertaining Desserts Made Easy 
9 a.m. to noon
Cocoa Lab’s hands-on Saturday class allows guests to work alongside one of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte's award-winning Bar Cocoa chefs to create sweet delicacies to enjoy at the end of the class. Priced at $75 per person including parking and a keepsake apron, the class is designed to help students prepare glorious at-home desserts for the ultimate in entertaining. The day’s menu includes Chocolate Eclairs, Almond and Fruit Tartlets, Biscotti, and Strawberry Shortcake Trifle.

November 16
Cocoa Lab Cooking Class: Cupcakes Gone Rogue 
9 a.m. to noon 
Cocoa Lab’s hands-on Saturday class allows guests to work alongside one of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte's award-winning Bar Cocoa chefs to create sweet delicacies to enjoy at the end of the class. Priced at $75 per person including parking and a keepsake apron, the class will inspire those who love a creative approach to cupcakes. The cupcake menu includes Lemon Meringue, S’Mores, Peanut Butter and Jelly, and Boston Cream.

November 23-30
Bar Cocoa Thanksgiving Pies
Bar Cocoa desert boutique will offer seasonal Pumpkin, Sweet Potato and Pecan Pies to take home and enjoy – always a highlight for those serving Thanksgiving dinner. Pre-order required at (704) 972-4397.

From November 26
Holiday Tree Unveiling
The hotel’s eight-foot French macaron holiday tree will be ready to experience in the Lobby of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, with further holiday sights to include a four-foot sleigh made all of sugar, pulled by a crew of delectable chocolate reindeer. The tree will remain in the Lobby through December 29, 2013.

November 28
Thanksgiving Hours for BLT Steak
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Thanksgiving dining will feature a $68 prix fixe menu, as well as a children’s menu priced at $12.95.
3pm-6pm. Closing at 7pm
Menu: $68 Pre-fixe menu only (See attached)
Kids Menu: $12.95 

November 30
Holiday Afternoon Tea 
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., $32 per adult, $12 per child 11 and under 
A treasured tradition among Charlotteans, this beloved seasonal event is presented in the hotel’s beautiful Urban Sip, complete with panoramic views of the city. The occasion includes special holiday sweets as well as connoisseur teas, savory finger sandwiches, delicate Ritz-Carlton scones and an array of treats from Bar Cocoa. A special children’s menu is also available. Reserve at (704) 547-2244.

Throughout November
Spa & Wellness Center Offerings
Cinnamon and Whipped Honey Body Scrub - 50 minutes, $135 
Enjoy an invigorating sea salt exfoliation with a potpourri of clove, honey and spice   note. After basking in this golden richness, receive an antioxidant-rich massage, using with a relaxing blend of olive fruit and grape-seed oils. 

Spiced Cider-Pumpkin Manicure and Pedicure - 75 minutes, $105 
Bask in a hot cinnamon soak with Vitamin E and sweet almond oil. After an invigorating Whipped Honey sea salt exfoliation, you'll be wrapped in a thick pumpkin purée mud mask that warms, tingles and oxygenates your skin, bringing a healthy glow. A sultry, sweet-cinnamon scented massage completes your scrumptious treatment. 

Introducing $99 Wednesdays 
Experience The Ritz-Carlton Signature Massage or The Ritz-Carlton Signature Facial on Wednesday at $99 (regularly $125). This weekday offer may not be combined with any other spa promotions or discounts and is subject to holiday exclusions. The offer must be requested at the time of booking. 


DECEMBER 2013


December 1, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 21 and 22
Holiday Afternoon Tea 
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., $32 per adult, $12 per child 11 and under 
A treasured tradition among Charlotteans, this beloved seasonal event is presented in the hotel’s beautiful Urban Sip, complete with panoramic views of the city. The occasion includes special holiday sweets as well as connoisseur teas, savory finger sandwiches, delicate Ritz-Carlton scones and an array of treats from Bar Cocoa. A special children’s menu is also available. Reserve at (704) 547-2244.

December 7, 8, 14, 15 and 21 
A Special Cocoa Lab Cooking Class: Holiday Cookies 
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
This extended holiday class will allow Cocoa Lab students to prepare an array of holiday cookies -- and to take home several dozen freshly-baked cookies especially for the holidays. This five-hour culinary experience allows guests to work alongside one of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte's award-winning Bar Cocoa chefs to create sweet holiday cookies and to enjoy a fun box lunch with classmates. Priced at $125 per person including parking, light lunch, a keepsake apron and 180 cookies to take home, the class will offer instruction on the following cookie recipes: Linzer, Shortbread, White Chocolate with Orange and Pecans, Gingerbread, Sugar and Coconut Macaroon.

December 24
BLT Steak Christmas Eve Dining
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The restaurant will offer its regular dinner menu as well as Blackboard Specials. 

December 25
Christmas Dining at BLT Steak
Noon to 6 p.m.
The restaurant will offer its dinner menu and Blackboard Specials throughout the afternoon.

December 31 
New Year’s Eve in The Ritz-Carlton Lobby Lounge 
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Lobby Lounge will play host to a complimentary New Year’s Eve party, featuring a DJ and live music. Guests are warmly invited to ring in 2014 at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte Lobby Lounge. 

December 31
New Year’s Eve Dinner at BLT Steak
5 p.m. to midnight
The restaurant will offer its dinner menu and Blackboard Specials. 

Throughout December
Holiday Tree Viewing 
The hotel’s eight-foot French macaron holiday tree will be available for viewing in the Lobby of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, with further holiday sights to include a four-foot sleigh made all of sugar, pulled by a crew of delectable chocolate reindeer. The tree will remain in the Lobby through December 29.

Throughout December
Bar Cocoa Holiday Selections
Bar Cocoa will offer a special Gingerbread Macaron and Peppermint Chocolate Cupcake for December, as well as an array of sweet stocking stuffers, Coconut Snowman macaroons and Linzer and Gingerbread Man holiday cookies. Bûche de Noël Specialty Cakes will also be available for purchase between December 1 and December 25.

Throughout December
Norman Love Confections at Bar Cocoa
Holiday Confections from Norman Love will be available in festive holiday packaging, featuring flavors of Candy Cane, Christmas Cookie, Java Jingle, White Christmas, and S ’Mores.

Throughout December
Saturday and Sunday
Chocolate Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A uniquely Ritz-Carlton experience, this contemporary tea is presented daily amidst the sights and aromas of Bar Cocoa dessert boutique and the warming fireplace of The Lobby Lounge. Highlights include holiday flavors from Bar Cocoa, along with finger sandwiches, traditional scones and an array of specialty teas. 

Throughout December
Seasonal Cocktails in The Lobby Lounge
Cinnamon Orchard: Apple and Cinnamon-Infused Bacardi Rum, Brown Sugar Simple Syrup, Apple Cider, Soda
Pumpkin Spice: Pumpkin-Infused Gentlemen Jack, Butterscotch Schnapps, Cream, Cinnamon

Throughout December
Spa & Wellness Center Offerings

Facials
Holiday Pumpkin Peel (50 minutes), $125

Brightens and transforms the skin with luscious pumpkin, bringing new hydration in time for the chill of winter.

Massage and Body Treatments
Season Scrub - Buttered Rum Holiday (50 minutes), $135

An intoxicating and sweet exfoliation using a special blend of brown sugar, premium aged rum and rice bran oil with a hint of delicious butterscotch. This tempting treatment finishes with a peppery caramel body milk lotion, leaving skin soft and hydrated. You’re buttered up and ready to enjoy the holiday season!

Hot Stone Massage (75 minutes), $195
The warmth of heated stones penetrates and relaxes muscles, easing body tension and helping to increase circulation. Guests may select from three scents of the season, including:

- Cinnamon-Clove -- Warms the soul and refreshes
- Frankincense -- Relaxes the soul and detoxifies
- Peppermint --Restores the soul and revitalizes

Nail Services
Bourbon Vanilla Manicure & Pedicure (70 minutes), $105
An indulgent experience which includes a bourbon and vanilla aroma exfoliation, followed by a sweet vanilla cream massage and application of a favorite color of the season

Weekday Selection
Winter Indulgence – Available Tuesday through Thursday

Enjoy a 15% savings off any of our Holiday Specials. Weekday offer may not be combined with any other spa promotions or discounts and is subject to holiday and non-holiday exclusions. 
 
Throughout December
Gift with Purchase of The Ritz-Carlton Gift Card 
In addition to its many holiday festivities, the hotel is pleased to offer The Ritz-Carlton Gift Card, available for purchase at The Spa & Wellness Center and valid at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte and at many Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts around the world. Guests purchasing a gift card in the amount of $250 or more in December will receive a holiday gift from The Spa & Wellness Center.