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Guests Enjoy Festival Cocktail Classes, Seasonal Spa Treatments
and Family-Friendly Holly Jolly Day with Skating and Sweets

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Nov. 1, 2016 – The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles ushers in the spirit of the season at the heart of downtown Los Angeles. From November 28th through the end of the year, the hotel will display a one-of-a-kind metallic holiday tree adorned with Swarovski crystals ‘growing’ in the lobby, while guests will have the opportunity to skate under the palm trees at the adjacent L.A. LIVE ice rink. Additional holiday programming includes seasonal spa treatments, weekly festive-themed cocktail, beer and wine classes, and the family-friendly Holly Jolly Day event, returning for a second year on Saturday, December 17th.

Holly Jolly Day
Families and friends are invited to Holly Jolly Day (Saturday, December 17th).  Tickets include private access to the L.A. LIVE ice skating rink with a Hot Chocolate & Holiday Sweets Laboratory: a hands-on treat station with cupcake and cookie decorating, a chocolate fountain, and sweet and savory bites. For adults, festive cocktails and spiked hot chocolate with a variety of toppings will be available at the bar. Santa Claus, the man of the hour, will also make special appearances for those last minute gift requests. Two Holly Jolly Day sessions are offered from 11 am – 2 pm, or from 12 pm – 3 pm with tickets priced at $12 for kids and $20 for adults. More information and tickets available for purchase on EventBrite.com.

Seasonal Spa Treatments
Seasonal treatments at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles encourage a warm glow inside and out. Available through the end of December 2016, these treatments draw inspiration from a Southern California styled holiday and include the following:

  • Hot Chocolate Stone Massage (50 minutes / $175, 80 minutes / $240) – a hot stone massage using chocolate oils and fresh gathered mint.
  • Holiday Chill Pedicure (50 minutes / $80) – warming and cooling therapies relax tired muscles, followed by a polish application.
  • Holiday Glimmer and Gold (50 minutes / $195; 80 minutes / $255) – a full body polish and application of shimmery moisturizing oils leaves skin luminous; includes a take-home gift set of ESPA Naturally Radiant Gradual Tan.

Liquid Intelligence Classes
Every Wednesday, from 6-7 p.m.,
the hotel offers complimentary interactive mixology classes, beer and wine seminars, and tastings led by local experts. Held in The Mixing Room, winter classes are as follows:

November 2016
Wednesday, November 2: Sweet Takes a Back Seat: Discovering Savory Flavors
Wednesday, November 9: Syrah      
Wednesday, November 16: Sam Adams Winter Beers & Cookie Pairings  
Wednesday, November 30: Hot Cocktails for Cool Nights

December 2016
Wednesday, December 7: Vermouth: The Ultimate Holiday Cocktail Builder       
Wednesday, December 14: All Things Sparkling and Bubbly with Taittinger
Wednesday, December 21: Angel City Brewery’s Spiced Baltic Porter

The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

A landmark of the downtown skyline, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles is a sophisticated haven at the vibrant center of the city. The hotel features 123 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, an expansive Club Lounge on the 23rd floor, luxury spa, exclusive rooftop pool and bar on the 26th floor, and more than 100,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The hotel is also home to WP24 by Wolfgang Puck restaurant and Nest at WP24 lounge featuring award-winning Asian-inspired dining from Chef Wolfgang Puck. For more information, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/losangeles