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The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
Mr. Tim Anderson
Phone: (520) 572-3100
Email: tim.e.anderson@ritzcarlton.com

TUCSON, ARIZ. – January 20, 2015 – Valentine’s weekend will raise the (chocolate) bar to sweet new levels this year, as The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain introduces a resort-wide array of romantic delights. Anchoring the weekend’s culinary offering, the February 14 Luxury Chocolate Lounge will feature an extravaganza of all things chocolate, from Milk Chocolate-Mango Panna Cotta and a Flourless Brownie ̶ to Strawberry White Chocolate Cheesecake, Hazelnut-Chocolate Crunch Cake, Chocolate Waffles, Chocolate Eclairs and more. The Saturday evening experience is included with Valentine’s dinner at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar, or it may be enjoyed à la carte with a glass of bubbly.

The weekend will be further highlighted by celebration menus in CORE and at Cayton’s Burger Bistro, as well as fondue-for-two and a reviving Starry-Eye Breakfast for the morning after. The weekend’s overnight packages will feature inclusions such as a couple’s massage, private dessert buffet for two, rose petal turndowns, chocolate-covered strawberries, and even a one-of-a-kind stargazing session with the opportunity to name a star for someone special.

With added delights including art canvases painted in chocolate by the resort chefs, sushi Love Rolls and take-home Love Bars to enjoy, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain will welcome overnight as well as dining and spa guests for this uniquely romantic holiday weekend.

Valentine’s/Presidents Weekend highlights include:


DINING


February 14, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar
Valentine’s Romance Dinner
$105 USD per person plus tax and gratuity
CORE’s four-course Valentine’s Dinner includes a dessert excursion to the Luxury Chocolate Lounge, preceded by choices such as Seared Scallops, Poached Lobster with Lemon and Avocado, Beef Tenderloin with Vegetables and Saint Pierre John Dory with Fettuccine.


February 14, 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., adjacent to CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar
Luxury Chocolate Lounge
$20 USD per person with bubbly, plus tax and gratuity (or included with Valentine’s Dinner in CORE)
This temptation of the senses features chocolate sculptures, a hot cocoa bar, chocolate waffle station, chocolate-Oreo® tarts, chocolate éclairs, spectacular dessert and pastry creations, and an array of chocolate-based cheesecake, mousse, crème brûlée, candies, confections, cookies and macarons. Each departing couple will enjoy the gift of a hand-crafted chocolate Love Bar.


February 14, Cayton’s Burger Bistro
Burger / Beer / Bliss
$40 USD per person plus tax and gratuity
A casual entrée selection is highlighted by a Prosecco-infused salmon Love Me Burger with king shrimp in barbecue, Sliders to Share featuring crab, salmon, turkey and beef, or a Feels Like Paris burger on Wagyu beef with Brie. Choose one of four beers and also enjoy included Swiss dark chocolate with dipping
strawberries, chocolate almond cakes, marshmallows, shortbread cookies and diced pineapple.

February 14, in guest rooms and suites
In-Room “Divining”
$105 USD per person plus tax and service charge. Optional wine pairing
Those wishing to celebrate romance in the privacy of their luxurious guest room can enjoy the CORE Valentine’s Dinner menu followed by a special Duo of Mousse Hearts sharable dessert.

February 15, from 7 a.m., CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar
Starry Eyed Sunday Breakfast
$26 USD per person plus tax and gratuity
A delightful breakfast buffet is complemented by CORE’s optional Bloody Mary Bar.

February 12, 13 and 14, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Ignite Lobby Lounge
Valentine’s Weekend Sushi
Priced à la carte
On February 14, sushi aficionados can request a special Lovers Roll and sharing plate.


SPA EXPERIENCES


The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Dove Mountain will celebrate romance with the following day packages, and with its special Love Potion bar, presenting beverages to guests enjoying treatments on February 13, 14 or 15. Also featuring 10-percent savings on spa retail purchases made during the Valentine’s weekend, the spa offers a relaxed boutique shopping experience for Valentine’s gifts, along with the ability to purchase The Ritz-Carlton Gift Card – an ideal choice for Valentine’s Day giving. Available in varying denominations, The Ritz-Carlton Gift Card may be used throughout The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain and at other Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts.

Be My Valentine features a Ritz-Carlton Signature Massage or Facial and The Dove Mountain Manicure and Pedicure. The 2 ½-hour experience is priced at $255 plus 20-percent gratuity. Also 2 ½ hours in duration, the spa’s Yes, Dear includes The Ritz-Carlton Signature Massage or Facial and a Gentleman’s Hand and Foot Grooming treatment. It is priced at $245 plus tax and 20-percent gratuity. The romantic 50-minute Be Mine is highlighted by The Ritz-Carlton Together couple’s massage and a complimentary scalp massage enhancement and is priced at $320 per couple plus 20-percent gratuity.

Resort and local guests aged 18 years and above who purchase a treatment will receive complete access to The Ritz-Carlton Spa, including use of its luxurious relaxation facilities and entry to the spa’s private, infinity-edged serenity pool and tanning island. Further highlighting the experience is a new healthful spa dining menu. For those reserving treatments, a six-hour cancellation policy applies.


OVERNIGHT PACKAGES


Starry-Eyed Lovers Valentine’s Package
Valid February 14 and 15, 2015, two-night stay
$7,509 USD per night

The ultimate romantic getaway, Starry-Eyed Lovers is designed for those who wish to convey their love in an extraordinary way. Available to just one couple in 2015, this memorable experience takes romantic advantage of the resort’s spectacular, star-lit evening setting in Arizona’s high Sonoran desert. Starry-Eyed Lovers includes:

  • Two nights in The Canyon Suite 
  • Round trip airport transfers via private sedan 
  • Personal butler service during the stay 
  • Chocolate welcome amenity created especially by The Ritz-Carlton Executive Pastry Chef 
  • Bottle of Dom Pérignon Rosé Champagne upon arrival 
  • Signature Couple’s Gemstone Ritual 100-minute massage. Includes full access to The Ritz-Carlton spa facilities for the day 
  • Upgraded Valentine’s Day In-Room “Divining” Dinner Experience 
  • Romantic private after-hours access to The Ritz-Carlton Spa, including an exclusive dessert buffet for two in the spa’s opulent Sky Stone Suite 
  • Private Stargazing Experience, including Krug Grand Cru Champagne 1996 and chocolate-covered strawberries 
  • Official International Star Registry Certificate of a Star named in honor of one or both members of the couple 
  • Lavish rose petal turndown with extra petals 
  • Chocolate bath amenity 
  • 4 p.m. late check out


Love is Sweet
Valid February 13-15, 2015
Starting at $439 USD per night, two-night stay required


  • Accommodation in a luxury room, suite or casita (rate based on room category) 
  • Bottle of Champagne presented at turndown 
  • Chocolate bath amenity 
  • Chocolate-covered strawberries amenity 
  • Access for two to the Luxury Chocolate Lounge


Together Forever
Valid February 1-29, 2015
Starting at $759 USD per night


  • Accommodation in a luxury room, suite or casita (rate based on room category) 
  • In-Room “Divining” Dinner Experience 
  • Bottle of Ritz Champagne presented at turndown 
  • Rose petal turndown 
  • Chocolate bath amenity 
  • Continental breakfast-in-bed for two


All You Need Is Love
Valid February 1-29, 2015
Starting at $459 USD per night


  • Accommodation in a luxury room, suite or casita (rate based on room category) 
  • Bottle of Champagne presented at turndown 
  • One dozen roses


For dining reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, call 1-520-572-3000. For spa reservations, please dial 520-572-3030. For room reservations, visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/dovemountain, call toll-free at 1-800-241-3333 or contact a travel professional.